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

Ingredients

  • 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 (calculated without optional toppings) equals 275 calories, 13 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 58 mg cholesterol, 525 mg sodium, 21 g carbohydrate, 6 g fiber, 18 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 medium-fat meat, 1-1/2 starch.

Directions

  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

Nutritional Facts

1 cup turkey mixture with 2 cups romaine (calculated without optional toppings) equals 275 calories, 13 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 58 mg cholesterol, 525 mg sodium, 21 g carbohydrate, 6 g fiber, 18 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 medium-fat meat, 1-1/2 starch.

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 Aug. 26, 2014

"Yummy? very hard to find a healthy recipe that taste amazing. I hesitated at the beginning because there were only 3 reviews but the ingredients seemed right. My husband and I loved it and we decided it that is a repeat in our house. What worked best for us was to toss the lettuce and tomatoes with a dressing made of olive oil, lime, cilantro, salt and pepper prior to adding the meat. Also, I made my own tortilla chips. I bought soft tortillas, cut it in strips, mixed them with olive oil and put them in the oven for about 10 minutes. Thumbs up to the creator of this recipe!!"

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Reviewed Aug. 20, 2013

"My friend and I hardly spoke until we finished a bowl of this salad; it's that good!!! Substituted parsley and lovage for the cilantro (not a fan), and topped it with tomatoes and shredded four cheese blend. Tortilla chips with a hint of lime went perfectly with this."

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Reviewed Jun. 18, 2013

"I will certainly make this recipe again. We loved it from the first bite. I did make the meat mixture ahead a few hours and chill it. I prefer it cold with the lettuce."

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Reviewed May. 30, 2013

"What a nice light but filling salad. I added a few slices of jalapeno and Mexican hot sauce for a little heat. Very tasty."

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