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Turkey Taco Salad

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, Washington
  • 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


  • 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.
  • Stir in salsa, beans, chili powder and cumin; heat through.
  • Divide romaine among four plates. Top with turkey mixture; sprinkle with cilantro and toppings of your choice. Serve immediately.
Nutrition Facts
1 cup turkey mixture with 2 cups romaine (calculated without optional toppings): 275 calories, 13g fat (4g saturated fat), 58mg cholesterol, 525mg sodium, 21g carbohydrate (7g sugars, 6g fiber), 18g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 medium-fat meat, 1-1/2 starch.

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  • honey25
    Dec 9, 2017

    A Delicious dish that is healthy at the same time!

  • justmbeth
    Sep 15, 2016

    Delicious! I left off the beans because someone in the house does not like but otherwise made as-is.

  • sapatel1024
    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.

  • Lowcalmama
    Feb 13, 2016

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

  • KimandTommy
    Dec 26, 2015

    Delicious and healthy.

  • ojc0806
    May 7, 2015

    Excellent I made it exactly as stated in the recipe!

  • sfilkoski
    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!

  • alarcon_joyce
    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!!

  • annrms
    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.

  • marie56
    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.