Comfort Food - Taco Salad Recipe

Comfort Food - Taco Salad Recipe

comfort food recipe Nov 14, 2016

I spent 12 years living in the United States with 6 of those in Texas.  I had some really amazing Mexican food while I lived there and it is still one of my favorites.  At one point I had a small Taqueria just a couple blocks from my house.  The food was amazing and unpolished.  Everything was made from scratch and I felt like I had been invited into someone's home for an amazing homemade dinner.  This was pure comfort food for me.  The warmth and bold flavors of Mexico are still comforting flavors for me.   

There is a way to enjoy these flavors without eating inflammatory and high glycemic foods such as gluten and corn that is found in flour and corn tortillas.

So today I am sharing a version of a Taco Salad that is free of common allergens and is low glycemic so there is no hit on your blood sugars.

On this gorgeous fall day, I am wanting comfort food and thought that you might be feeling the same way. 

Nourishing Everyday Taco Salad


  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 7 teaspoons Taco Spice Mix 
  • 1/2 fresh lime, squeezed


  • 1 cup greens of choice (romaine, spring mix, etc...)
  • 1/4 cup shredded cabbage
  • 1 carrot, shredded
  • 1 cucumber, cut into slices
  • 1/2 an avocado, sliced
  • top with Creamy Avocado Dressing


  1. in a medium saucepan, saute ground been on medium-low heat until cooked through.
  2. Drain any excess liquid if needed.
  3. mix in Taco Spice Mix
  4. lay a bed of all the salad ingredients, top with a portion of the ground beef, and drizzle with dressing.


Taco Spice Mix


  • 2 teaspoons Chili Powder 
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons Sea Salt
  • 2 teaspoons Garlic Powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground Cumin
  • 1 teaspoon Cayenne Pepper/Spicy Paprika
  • 2 teaspoons dried Onions or 1 tsp Onion Powder


  1.  Combine ingredients in a zip top bag or bowl and shake/stir to combine until everything is well distributed.
  2. Keep in an airtight container for up to 1 year.
  3. 7 teaspoons of mix is enough to season 1 pound of meat but season to your taste


Creamy Avocado Dressing

  • 1/2 an avocado
  • 1 tablespoon Raw Apple Cider Vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon or lime juice
  • 1 cup sliced cucumber or zucchini
  • 1/4 to 1 cup fresh cilantro
  • 1 green onion (optional)
  • sea salt and pepper to taste

Blend to together in a blender or use an immersion blender.  

What kinds of foods are "comfort" foods for you?  I always think of comfort foods as foods that can give you a warm hug on a tough day.  It's important that these comfort foods don't degrade your health as that ends up making us feel worse quite soon after we eat them.

There is always a way to tweak recipes to ensure that they promote health vs. degrade your health.   So if you are looking for a healthy comfort for supper try this Taco Salad tonight and let me know what you think.  

With Grace & Gratitude,



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