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Low Carb Taco Salad w/Crispy Jalapeños

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Remember when I talked about “7 days of salads” in my Costco favorites post? Well, I said we like to get creative with it and tonight’s low carb Taco Salad is an example of that.

those crispy jalapenos really make this low carb taco salad a must try! it's a regular menu item at our house now! so yummy & healthy!

A low carb Taco Salad is super easy to throw together at the last minute. All the ingredients listed are things that we almost always already have on hand. Honestly, I’d be surprised if you went through our fridge and we didn’t have onions, tomatoes, and lettuce in there and ground beef in the freezer.

What’s nice about this meal is that it is just as satisfying as normal tacos, but you get more veggies and less carbs. My favorite part of this salad is a new ingredient that I just barely discovered that is not a staple item in our pantry!

crispy jalapenos make this low carb taco salad stand out! so good!

These Crispy Jalapeños really up the ante, making this low carb taco salad a new regular at our house.

Why? Because they add the right amount of spice and also a bit of crunch. This means we get to take out those carby tortilla chips we would normally add to this salad!

I was beyond excited about this find! I can just imagine everything I will add this too! Yum! I found it near the produce at our local grocery store. I hope everyone has it available to them. If not here’s where you can find it on amazon (Fresh gourmet Crispy Jalapenos). This brand also has crispy red peppers, crispy onions, and tons of other varieties as well, we just haven’t tried those ones yet.

Honestly, try them! You won’t regret it!

The recipe.

Making this low carb taco salad is actually super easy. I don’t add any fancy seasonings, not even salt because it’s all included in the taco seasoning packet. I also don’t add salad dressing to this, just a small dollop of sour cream. It doesn’t need any dressing. This salad gets enough moisture from the meat with the taco seasoning on it and the small amount of sour cream. Dressing would just just add unnecessary calories.

this low carb taco salad is a must try! it's a regular menu item at our house now! so yummy & healthy!

Basically all you do is you rinse and chop your hearts of romaine. Dice your tomato and onion. Cook the meat with the seasoning & diced onions & then assemble it all! Super easy! We love it! Even my 2 year old ate it all (and asked for more!)

those crispy jalapenos really make this low carb taco salad a must try! it's a regular menu item at our house now! so yummy & healthy!

To assemble the salad we add lettuce first, then 2 tbs reduced fat Mexican blend cheese, followed by ground beef, sour cream, tomatoes, and lastly crispy jalapeños.

Yield: 4 salads

Low Carb Taco Salad

those crispy jalapenos really make this low carb taco salad a must try! it's a regular menu item at our house now! so yummy & healthy! healthy substitutes list

Ingredients

  • 1 heart of romaine per salad (we used 3)
  • 2 tomatoes
  • 1/2 small white onion
  • 1 pound ground turkey
  • McCormick Taco Seasoning
  • Fresh Gourmet Crispy Jalapeños
  • 2 oz Reduced Fat Mexican Blend Cheese ( 1/2 ounce per salad)
  • Nonfat Greek Yogurt

Instructions

  1. Over medium heat, add diced onions to a pan that you sprayed lightly with Cooking Spray.
  2. Add ground beef to pan and cook until done.
  3. Follow McCormick Taco Seasoning Packet instructions from this point (add seasoning & water)
  4. Wash and chop romaine hearts and set aside.
  5. Dice tomato.
  6. Assemble salad. We do romaine, meat, 1/2 tomato, 1/2 ounce cheese, 1 serving crispy jalapeños, & greek yogurt. It makes 4 salads.

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Nutrition Information:

Yield:

4

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 315Total Fat: 14gSodium: 673mgCarbohydrates: 16gSugar: 6gProtein: 32g
those crispy jalapenos really make this low carb taco salad a must try! it's a regular menu item at our house now! so yummy & healthy!

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Amanda @ The Kolb Corner

Sunday 11th of September 2016

Sounds delicious! Thank you for sharing at Merry Monday!

Audrey

Thursday 8th of September 2016

I love a good taco salad. Thanks for partying with us on Creative K Kids #TastyTuesdays

Janelle @ Run With No Regrets

Thursday 8th of September 2016

This looks really good! Now I'm craving tacos!

Lexi @That Fit Fam

Thursday 8th of September 2016

Hahah thanks! these are so yummy! I almost prefer them to normal tacos now!

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