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Gluten-Free, Low Carb Taco Salad

At the request of Independent Beachbody Coach Mara , here is the recipe for a taco salad. The nutritional information is also posted and is as accurate as possible, and was taken directly from the labels when available. Enjoy! for whatever reason, the link will not go to Maras site, so here is the web address which you will have to copy and paste into your browser:


  1. Ground beef (3 oz)
  2. Ortega Tacos (Gluten-Free) (1)
  3. Salsa (we get ours made fresh from the supermarket. (2 tablespoons)
  4. Lettuce, shredded (1/2 cup)
  5. Sour Cream (Daisy Sour Cream is gluten free) (2 Tablespoons)
  6. Shredded cheese from our supermarket (1/4 cup)
  7. McKormick Taco mix (believed to be gluten-free although it does contain cumin) (1 package 1.25 oz).

To prepare this you will actually use one pound of beef to mix the taco mix with. Follow the directions on the package (brown the meat, drain the grease, mix taco seasoning with 3/4 cup of water and add to meat. Simmer for 5 minutes). Put that aside.

Cut the lettuce and collect the other ingredients.

Place the lettuce down on the plate first, or you can just dump it in a bowl. Add the meat, salsa, sour cream and cheese. Add the taco shell. I broke one in half just for the picture.

Here is a picture of the shell crumbled up.

Here is a picture after everything is mixed up and ready to eat!

You can, if you are in a hurry, just put everything in a bowl and mix it up and eat from the bowl. If these are leftovers, put the plate in the microwave oven for one minute to melt the cheese and heat up the meat.

Here are the nutritional numbers:


Carbs: 15g

Fiber: 16g

Calories: 447g

Fat: 36g

Sodium: 845mg

Substituting low-sodium cheese should drop the sodium levels. This recipe is specifically for Gluten intolerant individuals and is also low carb, which can be suitable for the Atkins diet. It is filling and for lunch, after a night of tacos, is a good use for the leftovers. 🙂


January 28, 2011 - Posted by | Gluten-Free Foods and Diet | , , , , ,

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