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Fast & Easy Dinner: Turkey Taco Salad

Fast & Easy Dinner: Turkey Taco Salad

Taco salad is one of my guilty pleasure foods. When I'm alone at my parents' house, I like to make a large one and enjoy it for several meals.

This divine variation features ground turkey mixed with a store made salsa. The recipe calls for zucchini and bell pepper, but if you prefer eggplant and squash, use those instead.

To make a vegetarian version replace the ground turkey with canned beans. Sound tasty? Get the recipe:


Turkey Taco Salad

Turkey Taco Salad

Turkey Taco Salad


4 tablespoons olive oil
1 small onion, diced
1 pound ground turkey
1 small zucchini, diced
1 red bell pepper, ribs and seeds removed, diced
1 1/2 cups prepared green salsa
Coarse salt and ground pepper
2 heads Boston lettuce, leaves separated
1 1/2 cups crushed tortilla chips
1 cup small cherry tomatoes, halved
1 cup shredded cheese, such as white cheddar or Monterey Jack (about 4 ounces)


  1. Heat 2 tablespoons oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add onion, and cook, stirring often, until translucent, 5 to 7 minutes.
  2. Add turkey; cook, stirring often, until starting to brown, 5 to 7 minutes.
  3. Add zucchini, bell pepper, and 1 cup salsa; cook until vegetables are crisp-tender, 5 to 6 minutes. Season with salt and ground pepper. Transfer to a plate, and let cool.
  4. In a large bowl, toss lettuce with tortilla chips, tomatoes, and remaining 1/2 cup salsa and 2 tablespoons oil.Transfer to serving plates, and top with turkey mixture and cheese.

Serves 6.

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kiddylnd kiddylnd 8 years
I've always made mine with ground turkey. I always make sure to get the all white meat too. Less fat and I like the taste better. I'd say this is something I make once ever week or two. :)
tsp tsp 8 years
i usually make taco salad (a fav of mine, too) with tofu ground round seasoned with mexican/taco spices. it's an easy way to incorporate non-animal protein for a change.
Swedeybebe Swedeybebe 8 years
i've got a pretty basic taco salad recipe, this one is a step-up.... i'll give it a try next time!
gigill gigill 8 years
Looks yummy, as per usual!
gigill gigill 8 years
Looks yummy, as per usual!
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