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Family-Favorite Taco Salad Recipe

Family-Favorite Taco Salad Recipe

“This lighter, healthier version of classic Southwestern fare is a favorite with my family. I love the fact that it’s delicious and such a fast-to-fix meal on busy weeknights.” Lynne Graves - Faribault, Minnesota
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min. YIELD:6 servings

Ingredients

  • 1-1/2 pounds lean ground turkey
  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 2 teaspoons dried minced onion
  • 2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon seasoned salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 6 cups shredded lettuce
  • 1/2 cup shredded reduced-fat Mexican cheese blend
  • 6 tablespoons fat-free sour cream, optional

Directions

  • 1. In a large nonstick skillet, cook turkey over medium heat until no longer pink; drain. Stir in tomatoes and seasonings; heat through.
  • 2. Divide lettuce among six plates; top each with 2/3 cup turkey mixture, 4 teaspoons cheese and 1 tablespoon sour cream if desired. Yield: 6 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (calculated without sour cream) equals 239 calories, 12 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 99 mg cholesterol, 551 mg sodium, 9 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 25 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 1 vegetable, 1 fat.

Wine Pairings

Light-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied white wine such as Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio.