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Beyond Beef Taco Salad

Taco Salad is always a crowd pleaser. Make this plant-based or vegetarian using Beyond Beef, crispy lettuce, ripe tomatoes, shredded cheese, sour cream and salsa, and of course taco chips. Easily customizable with other toppings too, including avocado, black olives, and sliced bell peppers.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Course: dinner, lunch
Cuisine: American
Keyword: beyond beef taco salad, beyond meat taco salad, vegan taco salad, vegetarian taco salad
Servings: 4
Calories: 810kcal
Author: sylvia


  • 4 cups lettuce, chopped
  • 2 cups cherry tomatoes
  • 2 cups shredded cheese
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • 1/4 cup salsa
  • 2 cups taco chips

Taco Meat Mix

  • 2 teaspoons neutral cooking oil (We used sunflower oil).
  • 1 340 g package Beyond Beef, plant-based ground
  • 1/4 cup tomato paste
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 2-4 tablespoons chili powder
  • 1-2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • salt, to taste


Taco Meat Mix

  • Add the oil to a frying pan and heatover a medium heat. Add the Beyond Beef ground to the hot oil and fry, breaking up the meat with a spatula, for about 2-3 minutes.
  • Add the tomato paste and about half of the water and stir in.
  • Add the smaller amount of chili powder and garlic and stir in. Cook for another 2-3 minutes. Taste and add more seasoning if desired.

Assembly (makes 4 individual bowls)

  • Add about 1 cup of lettuce to the bowl
  • Top with 1/2 cup of taco meat mixture
  • Scatter on about 1/2 cup of tomatoes.
  • Scatter on about 1/2 cup of shredded cheese(ss)
  • Top with 1 tablespoon (or more to taste) of sour cream.
  • Top with 1 tablespoon (or more to taste) of salsa
  • Garnish with a handful (about 1/2 cup) of taco chips.


Storage and Reheating

If you have extra taco meat, you can store in the fridge in a well-sealed container for 2-3 days. Reheat over low heat, adding a little oil or water to the pan as needed.

Optional Add-Ins

You can customize this with your choice of avocado, olives, sliced bell peppers.

Nutritional Information

Nutritional information is an estimate only and is based on dairy-based cheese. 


Calories: 810kcal | Carbohydrates: 56g | Protein: 40g | Fat: 50g | Saturated Fat: 16g | Cholesterol: 52mg | Sodium: 1281mg | Potassium: 750mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 2708IU | Vitamin C: 23mg | Calcium: 444mg | Iron: 8mg