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Ingredients for a Taco Salad
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Easy and Delicious Taco Salad

A delicious, colorful taco salad recipe with ground beef and the most amazing citrus salad dressing!
Prep Time15 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: dinner
Cuisine: Mexican
Servings: 6 people
Calories: 494kcal
Author: Eden
Cost: $20



  • 1 cup arugula washed
  • 15 ounces romaine washed
  • 1/2 red onion chopped
  • 15 ounce can black beans drained
  • 1 cup cilantro chopped
  • 2 ears corn grilled and chopped (you can also buy already made at a salad bar or use canned)
  • 8 ounces Mexican blend cheese shredded


  • 1 pound ground beef organic, grass fed
  • 1 tsp Santa Maria seasoning
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/8 tsp ground cayenne

Salad Dressing

  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 2 tsp shallots chopped
  • 3 tbsp orange juice fresh squeezed
  • 3 tbsp lime juice Add in extra teaspoon if needed
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • 1/2 tsp salt sea salt is best
  • 3/4 tsp cumin ground
  • 1/4 tsp pepper ground


  • Heat 1 tablespoon olive oil in a medium skillet on low.
  • Season the meat with ground cayenne, Santa Maria and garlic powder.
  • Add the ground beef to the skillet and cook until fully brown.
  • Place the prepared and washed lettuce in large salad bowl.
  • Add all of the salad toppings in the bowl, including the cooked meat.
  • Make the salad dressing by adding the scallions, orange juice, lime juice, minced garlic, salt and pepper in a salad dressing shaker.
  • Shake to stir the dressing, then pour over the salad and stir.


Add more toppings to this salad if you want! 
The dressing is incredibly so we recommend making it and serving it with our taco salad. 


Calories: 494kcal | Carbohydrates: 17g | Protein: 27g | Fat: 35g | Saturated Fat: 14g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 90mg | Sodium: 789mg | Potassium: 695mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 6727IU | Vitamin C: 13mg | Calcium: 324mg | Iron: 4mg