Chorizo Gouda Taco Salad


I discovered this recipe while making chorizo-gouda jalapeño poppers and I had a bit of mixture left over. What better way to finish it off than to plop it on a salad? This is a quick lunch or dinner recipe for those who enjoy a Mexican-style dish enhanced with a unique flavor. Gouda is a creamy, rich cheese that compliments the spicy flavor of the chorizo.  In past recreations of this dish I’ve added peppers, but to keep it extra keto-friendly I skipped the added carbs. Some people may want salsa (if you can find a carb-friendly version) or chopped tomatoes. Mix it up!

As many people discover with keto, salads of all kinds: taco, egg, cheeseburger, chicken, tuna, etc. go a long way when meal planning and incorporating a healthy amount of fats/proteins/carbs. Salads are convenient to apply a distinct flavor, add basic fiber, essential proteins, and fats. I urge you to try chorizo with gouda because it’s something new and unique to many taste buds. If you’re not fond of the spicy flavor of chorizo you could always use ground beef and add seasoning to liven up the dish. This is a versatile recipe that helps spark creativity in your daily menu.

Chorizo Gouda Taco Salad

Prep Time: 7 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 22 minutes
Net Carbs: 4g
Calories: 320 per serving
Servings: 4

  • 1/2 lbs Ground Chorizo
  • 1 cup Smoked Gouda, shredded
  • 5 strips Bacon
  • 1 small Red Onion, finely chopped
  • 5 cups Romaine Lettuce, chopped (salad base)
  • 2/3 cup Sour Cream (topping)
  • 1/2 cup Cheddar Cheese, shredded (topping)
  • 1 lime, juiced
  1. Heat a large frying pan on medium heat
  2. Slice Bacon to 1-inch sections or smaller
  3. In a medium-sized mixing bowl add Ground Chorizo, Bacon, Red Onion and mix well
  4. Add mixture to frying pan and brown the meat until golden
  5. Turn to low heat, and add Smoked Gouda, mix in and let soften
  6. Remove from heat so it does not overcook the chorizo or cheese
  7. In a salad bowl add Romaine Lettuce, top with Chorizo-Gouda mixture
  8. Slice Lime in half, and squeeze overtop the salad, and serve (add Sour Cream and Cheddar to each individual salad)

Enjoy! KCKO


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