Wedge Taco Salad {Paleo, Whole30, Gluten, & Dairy Free}

This Paleo, Whole30, & Keto Wedge Taco Salad is one of those weeknight dinners that I make all the time. It is quick, easy, and most of all – delicious!

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Taco Tuesday is popular at my house. In fact, tacos are popular everyday at my house because we LOVE tacos! Sometimes, though, we just want to change it up. Thankfully, my family loves salads 🙂


I personally love wedge salads.  They are made by removing the core and cutting a head of iceburg lettuce into 4 wedges, but if you’re not a fan of iceburg lettuce feel free to use any lettuce you prefer!


This taco salad only takes as long to prepare as it does for the ground beef to cook. While the ground beef is cooking, all you do is cut your lettuce into 4 wedges, whip up some ranch dressing, and gather your toppings. It’s that easy!

I usually serve mine simply with the seasoned ground beef, tomatoes, salsa, and avocado or guacamole (I LOVE The Pioneer Woman’s Guac!). But you can also add sour cream (or dairy free sour cream), cheese (if you tolerate dairy), or any other toppings your heart desires 🙂

ranch dressing:

Ranch Dressing

And as for the ranch dressing – please, I’m begging you – don’t use the bottled stuff! I promise you, this ranch dressing is way better than anything you will every buy at the store. It’s super easy to whip up, rich, creamy, and is perfectly ranchy (if that’s a word!!!) with no funny aftertaste. Plus, it is Whole30, Paleo, Keto, and can be made egg-free! Here’s my Ranch Recipe.

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Wedge Taco Salad {Keto, Paleo, Whole30, Gluten Free}

This Paleo, Whole30, & Keto Wedge Taco Salad is one of those weeknight dinners that I make all the time. It is quick, easy, and most of all - delicious!
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Course: Dinner, Egg Free, gluten free, keto, Nut Free, paleo, whole30
Cuisine: American
Keyword: gluten free tacos, keto taco salad, keto tacos, paleo taco salad, wedge taco salad, whole30 taco salad, whole30 tacos
Prep Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 349kcal
Author: Cassidy


Taco Seasoning:

  • 2 Tbsp. Avocado Oil or Coconut Oil
  • 1 lb. ground beef
  • 1/2 chopped onion
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 3/4 - 1 tsp salt to taste
  • 1 T chili powder
  • 1 tsp. paprika
  • 1/2 tsp. oregano
  • 1 tsp. cumin
  • 1/2 C water

Wedge Taco Salad:

  • Taco Meat see above
  • 1 head iceburg lettuce
  • homemade ranch dressing
  • diced tomatoes
  • avocados
  • any additional toppings you prefer


Taco Meat:

  • Add avocado oil to large pan and heat over medium high heat.
  • Add beef and onion then cook until meat is browned and onions are translucent.
  • Drain off fat.
  • Add remaining ingredients. Taste as adjust seasonings as needed.
  • Bring to boil. Then, reduce heat and simmer for 15-20 minutes.

Wedge Taco Salad:

  • Prepare the taco meat and ranch dressing. 
  • Wash the lettuce. Then, hit the bottom of the head of lettuce really hard against the counter so the core will come out -- this is my favorite part 🙂
  • Cut the head of lettuce in half, then half each half so you have 4 beautiful wedges!
  • Place each wedge on a separate plate.
  • Add taco meat, tomatoes, avocado, and any toppings you preder to each wedge. You may need to slightly slice into the wedges to keep the toppings from falling off.
  • Drizzle on the ranch dressing and serve. Sprinkle with additional salt if desired.
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Nutritional information does not include ranch dressing.
Nutrition Facts
Wedge Taco Salad {Keto, Paleo, Whole30, Gluten Free}
Amount Per Serving
Calories 349 Calories from Fat 225
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 25g 38%
Saturated Fat 7g 35%
Cholesterol 77mg 26%
Sodium 126mg 5%
Potassium 633mg 18%
Total Carbohydrates 8g 3%
Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
Sugars 3g
Protein 23g 46%
Vitamin A 37.8%
Vitamin C 6.1%
Calcium 7.5%
Iron 25.4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Nutritional information is approximate and may vary.

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Posted October 3, 2018 by Cassidy in Egg Free, Keto, Nut Free, Paleo, Whats For Dinner?, Whole30 / 5 Comments


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5 responses to “Wedge Taco Salad {Paleo, Whole30, Gluten, & Dairy Free}

  1. This is a great twist to a wedge salad. I think I will make up a batch of the seasoning mix to have on hand for my Mexican recipes. This will be on my next taco night menu!

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