Taco Salad layered and ready to mix.

Easy Taco Salad

  • Author: Serene
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 10 mins
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x
  • Category: salad
  • Method: stovetop
  • Cuisine: Tex Mex


Taco Salad. A classic Tex Mex recipe that is always a big hit!! Salad loaded up with all your favorite taco toppings! 



  • 1 pound ground beef (80% preferred)
  • taco seasoning  (this is the BEST EVER TACO SEASONING!!)
  • 1/4 cup tomato sauce 
  • 4 cups green leaf lettuce (chopped)
  • 1 cup sliced grape tomatoes
  • 1/4 cup diced red onion 
  • 4 ounces shredded mild cheddar cheese
  • 2 tablespoons diced cilantro
  • 1 avocado diced
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1/2 cup salsa



  1. Prepare the taco meat by browning the ground beef over medium heat, breaking up the meat while it cooks. Cook until meat is browned and no longer pink. 
  2. Add in the taco seasoning, stir to combine. Stir in the tomato sauce. 
  3. While the meat is cooking, prepare the veggies and other toppings.
  4. Assemble the salad by layering the lettuce, taco meat, cheese, tomatoes, onion, cilantro, and avocado. 
  5. Spoon on the sour cream and salsa. Use equal parts sour cream and salsa to make a taco salad dressing. You can mix this together in a separate bowl and add to the salad or spoon onto the salad and mix it all together at once. 



  • Serving Size: 1
  • Calories: 458
  • Sodium: 386 mg
  • Fat: 32 g
  • Carbohydrates: 9 g
  • Fiber: 5 g
  • Protein: 33 g
  • Cholesterol: 101 mg

Keywords: taco salad