Turkey Taco Salad Recipe
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Turkey Taco Salad Recipe

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I discovered this taco salad while I was on a health kick. My husband and I love it now. When I served it at a family birthday party, everyone eagerly asked for the recipe. —Angela Matson, Amboy, WA
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 4 servings


  • 12 ounces ground turkey
  • 1 medium sweet red pepper, chopped
  • 1 small sweet yellow pepper, chopped
  • 1/3 cup chopped onion
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1-1/2 cups salsa
  • 1/2 cup canned kidney beans, rinsed and drained
  • 2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 8 cups torn romaine
  • 2 tablespoons fresh cilantro leaves
  • Optional toppings: chopped tomatoes, shredded cheddar cheese and crushed tortilla chips

Nutritional Facts

1 cup turkey mixture with 2 cups romaine (: 275 calories, 13g fat (4g saturated fat), 58mg cholesterol, 525mg sodium, 21g carbohydrate (7g sugars, 6g fiber), 18g protein Diabetic Exchanges:1-1/2 starch, 2 medium-fat meat


  1. In a large skillet, cook turkey, peppers, onion and garlic over medium heat 6-8 minutes or until turkey is no longer pink and vegetables are tender, breaking up turkey into crumbles; drain.
  2. Stir in salsa, beans, chili powder and cumin; heat through.
  3. Divide romaine among four plates. Top with turkey mixture; sprinkle with cilantro and toppings of your choice. Serve immediately. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Turkey Taco Salad in Simple & Delicious June/July 2013, p26

Light-Bodied White Wine

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

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Reviewed Mar. 1, 2016

"This recipe is so delicious!! I followed everything except the peppers because I didn't have them on hand and cilantro because I do not like it and I also made my own salsa. The taste was superb! I am glad to have finally found my go-to turkey taco recipe."

Reviewed Feb. 13, 2016

"My husband and I LOVE this dish! So easy to make and very, very good!"

Reviewed Dec. 26, 2015

"Delicious and healthy."

Reviewed May. 7, 2015

"Excellent I made it exactly as stated in the recipe!"

Reviewed May. 6, 2015

"This was a delicious recipe exactly as is. I made it last night for Cinco de Mayo and it was a huge hit. Will definitely be making this again!"

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