Clean Eating Taco Salad

5 from 1 vote

Ditch the shell and enjoy your taco salad-style!

clean eating taco salad

Ditch the shell and enjoy your taco salad-style! Savor everything you love about tacos in a colorful bowl of irresistible tastes and textures.

This quick and easy recipe stays true to Mexican flavor without sabotaging your health and weight loss goals. It calls for clean eating salsa, enchilada sauce, and guacamole. The toppings serve double-duty as meat seasoning and crank up the tastiness.

Because it’s completely tortilla-less, this zesty Clean Eating Taco Salad offers a nutritional profile you can feel good about. It’s the perfect hearty meal to make on a busy schedule and a guaranteed family favorite!

5 from 1 vote

Clean Eating Taco Salad

Enjoy this delightful taco salad and have zero regrets while doing so.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Yield 4 people
Serving Size 3.5 cups
Course Dinner
Cuisine Tex-Mex
Author SkinnyMs.


  • 1 pound lean ground turkey optional beef
  • 2 1/2 to 3 tablespoons taco seasoning homemade or store bought
  • 2 cups tomatoes fresh, chopped
  • 1 cup cheddar reduced-fat, grated
  • 6 cups lettuce shredded or thinly sliced
  • 1 cup guacamole homemade or store bought
  • 1/2 cup salsa or enchilada sauce, homemade or store bought


  • Cook meat in a skillet over medium heat until browned, for about 8 minutes, stirring frequently.
  • Drain any fat and add taco seasoning, and 1/3 cup water. Cook for an additional 3 to 5 minutes, stirring frequently.
  • Arrange 4 plates and top with an even amount of tomatoes, lettuce, cheese, guacamole, and salsa. If desired, add a dollop of Greek yogurt or sour cream.
  • Enjoy!

Nutrition Information

Serving: 3.5cups | Calories: 395kcal | Carbohydrates: 14g | Protein: 31g | Fat: 25g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 113mg | Sodium: 924mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 5g |
SmartPoints (Freestyle): 12
Keywords Kid-Friendly, Low-Carb, Quick and Easy

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  1. Is what I’m reading correct: a serving size is 3 1/2 cups? Or is the entire amount prepared 3-1/2 cups? Then a serving would be 6 oz . Thank you

  2. After reviewing the recipe again and looking at the picture it appears you place the meat on the plate first then top with the lettuce followed by the othere toppings.

  3. We loved it. I added hot chilli powder to the turkey mince as we love hot food. Apart from that we followed the recipe except my husband asked for white tortilla strips to be added to the dish (he does not follow low carb diets) as he runs marathons! We will definitely make again

    Greetings from your friends in Brisbane Australia.

    1. Hi Reagan, 3.5 cups is for an entire serving which includes all the ingredients. Not just meat.

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