Paleo 7-Layer Dip

This easy recipe from Eat the Gains puts a healthy spin on a classic comfort food. It features lean protein (we used 93% lean ground beef), heart-healthy fats and plenty of crunchy, colorful veggies. It’s also gluten-free and comes together in less than half an hour for just 245 calories per serving.

under 30 mins
lunch dinner

Ingredients for servings


  • 1.5 pounds 93% lean ground beef

  • 1 tablespoon taco seasoning

  • to taste salt

  • to taste pepper

  • cauliflower

  • 2 cups riced cauliflower

  • 0.25 cup cilantro packed, roughly chopped, plus more for garnish

  • 1 tablespoon lime juice

  • 1 teaspoon avocado oil

  • 1 cup onion diced

  • 2 cups bell peppers diced

  • 2 cups romaine packed, chopped

  • 2 Roma tomatoes diced

  • 1 large avocado diced

  • 0.25 cup pickled jalapeños


  • In a large saute pan set over medium heat, add ground beef and sauté for 7 minutes until browned, season with taco seasoning and salt and pepper halfway through. Transfer into an 8-by-8-inch dish.

  • Add cauliflower rice to pan and cook for 4–5 minutes until softened. Stir in cilantro and lime juice and distribute the mixture atop the beef, spreading evenly.

  • Add avocado oil to the pan and saute the onions for 3 minutes. Add bell peppers, salt and pepper, as needed, and saute for another 3–5 minutes, until softened. Layer on top of the cauliflower rice.

  • Cover peppers with a layer of romaine, then add tomatoes, avocado and pickled jalapeños. Garnish with fresh cilantro and enjoy.

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