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Taco Salad For One

Easy Single Serving Taco Salad Recipe - all the ingredients you love in tacos can be found in this healthy and hearty taco salad. Filled with seasoned ground beef and all your favorite taco toppings.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Main/Salad
Cuisine: Mexican
Diet: Gluten Free, Low Calorie
Keyword: ground beef, salad, taco
Servings: 1 serving
Calories: 466kcal
Author: Joanie Zisk


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 4 ounces ground beef
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1/8 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 2 cups lettuce
  • 1 medium Roma tomato chopped
  • 1/4 cup canned black beans rinsed and drained
  • 1/2 avocado chopped
  • 2 tablespoons shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 tablespoon chopped red onions
  • 2 tablespoons salsa
  • 1 tablespoon sour cream
  • chopped cilantro, optional


  • Heat olive oil in a non-stick skillet over medium heat.
  • Add the ground beef to the pan and break it up with a spoon. Add the seasonings and cook, stirring occasionally until the beef is browned, about 5-6 minutes.
  • Transfer the ground beef to a paper towel lined plate to drain.
  • Place the lettuce in a bowl, top with cooked beef, tomatoes, beans, avocado, cheese, chopped onions, salsa, and sour cream.


Expert Tips
  • To help make the most of your time, I recommend chopping and prepping the toppings while the ground beef is browning.
  • If you'd like to make this salad in advance, you can! This is great for meal prep. You may want to keep the cooked ground beef in a separate container and warm it up right before serving your salad.
  • This salad recipe is very versatile. You can add more or less of the ingredients called for in this recipe or use your favorite vegetables instead.


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 466kcal | Carbohydrates: 18g | Protein: 34g | Fat: 29g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Cholesterol: 94mg | Sodium: 1181mg | Potassium: 966mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 1638IU | Vitamin C: 14mg | Calcium: 187mg | Iron: 4mg