Since following a low glycemic meal plan, I’ve been searching for ways to enjoy some of my favorite foods without all the carbs. One thing I’ve always loved is a good ole taco salad loaded up with all the goodies. But typical taco salad shells are made with a deep fried white tortilla. That doesn’t mesh with a low glycemic, low carb lifestyle. So, I set out to make my own low carb taco salad shells in the air fryer! And, on THM, it’s Fuel Pull and can work in both E and S settings! WOOT! WOOT!
I think they turned out perfectly!
On Trim Healthy Mama, we’re allowed to use what the sisters call Frankenfoods. These are foods that may not be 100% ideal, on plan, but the numbers and most ingredients fit well enough for occasional use. Low Carb tortillas with 5 or 6 grams of carbs or less are one such item. Another is the Josephs’s Flax Pita’s and 1/2 Joseph’s Lavash.
Either of those will work for my low carb taco salad shell but the Low Carb Tortilla’s work the best. They tend to have the right thickness for the taco salad shell.
This method is so stupid simple. Seriously, it is EASYYYY!
Ok, first, tear off a piece of parchment paper. It has to be baking parchment, not wax paper, for this. So getcha some!
Now, very lightly, spray the inside of your air fryer basket with some olive oil spray or coconut oil spray. I prefer olive oil.
Next, place your low carb tortilla into your air fryer basket, keeping the sides going up the edges. (I use the Mission brand low carb tortilla – <– affiliate link). Wad our parchment paper into a ball and place it inside the tortilla.
Make sure the parchment is tucked in well with no sides sticking out. Then, set your air fryer to 325° F for 10 minutes. Your time may vary somewhat so you may need to practice a couple times and play with the time.
325° F for 10 minutes worked perfectly for mine.
Remove parchment paper. Let cool, place into a large bowl and then fill that sucker up with all your favorite taco fixin’s! For a Trim Healthy E, use very lean meat, beans, pico de gallo or salsa, a small amount of corn, lettuce, tomatoes and top with some 0% fat free Greek yogurt. For an S meal, load it up with ground beef taco meat, lettuce, cheese, tomatoes, peppers, avocado, pico de gallo or salsa and sour cream. For a Trim Healthy Crossover that combines both fats and carbs, enjoy it all!
I enjoyed mine as an S. It was incredibly satisfying and I am so happy to be able to have a Low Carb Taco Salad and enjoy the shell!
Low Carb Taco Salad Shells
- 1 Low Carb Tortilla We like the Mission brand – https://amzn.to/2WtvsrZ
- 1 spray Olive Oil Spray
- 1 piece Baking Parchment Paper
- Lightly spray the inside of your air fryerPlace low carb tortilla inside in a bowl shapeWad parchment paper into a tight ball and place inside tortilla shellBake at 325° F for 10 – 15 minutes depending on your air fryer.Remove parchment paper, place in bowl and fill with all your favorite taco salad toppings.
Looking for a good drink to have with your low carb taco salad? Check our other THM recipes including sippers!