Homemade supreme turkey taco salad has bold flavors thanks to the the homemade taco seasoning (a perfect blend of chili power, cumin, garlic, oregano, and paprika) that mix deliciously with the other salad elements. Plus, it is way healthier and fresher than the usual local Mexican restaurant fare.

Tacos, burritos, cheese dip, guacamole, salsa etc. are foods I frequently crave. And when the craving hits, it rears its ugly head, demanding to be cured ASAP.  I don’t know about you, but my cravings are for foods that typically aren’t considered “health foods”. Taco Bell, anyone?

But really y’all – what food do they even use at Taco Bell? Is it food? Do they actually cook anything? Are the beans just a frozen gob of mixed beans or all they, like, 100% pinto beans?

Not a fan of turkey? Ground chicken and ground beef are excellent replacements!

Top a big bowl of lettuce with the turkey then add your favorite toppings – you’ve got yourself quite a tasty meal! I like to top mine with avocado, diced tomatoes, plain full-fat greek yogurt, beans, and a squirt of lime.

Homemade Supreme Turkey Taco Salad

Makes 4 servings // 1 serving is ¼ of the turkey taco meat (about 1¼ cup) with ¼ cup avocado, ¼ cup black beans, 2 cups lettuce, 1 tablespoon greek yogurt, ½ cup diced tomatoes, & juice of ½ lime.


  Ingredients

Turkey Taco Meat:

  • 1 red bell pepper, seeds and stem removed, chopped
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 lb. lean ground turkey
  • 2 cups spinach
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • ¼ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ¼ teaspoon dried oregano
  • ¼ teaspoon paprika
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper

Serve with:

  • A mixture of shredded iceberg lettuce and spinach
  • Plain Greek Yogurt
  • Black Beans
  • Diced Tomatoes
  • Diced Avocado
  • Lime Juice

Other Options:

  • Corn
  • Tortilla Chips
  • French Dressing
  • Shredded Cheese

 

Method

  1. Heat a large skillet on the stovetop over medium to medium-high heat. Add your turkey to the skillet and cook completely, until no longer pink. Drain excess fat from the turkey and set aside. Return skillet to stovetop.
  2. Heat olive oil in the skillet then add in the onion and red bell pepper. Cook, stirring occasionally, for about 6 minutes or until softened.
  3.  Add the cooked turkey and remainder of the ingredients to the skillet with the onion and red bell pepper. Stir to combine.
  4.  Reduce heat to low and cook the mixture for another 6-8 minutes, or until spinach has cooked down.
  5.  Serve taco meat with your favorite sides. I personally like lettuce, greek yogurt, black beans, diced tomatoes, diced avocado, and lime juice.

 

Notes:

  • You can substitute black beans with red kidney beans or pinto beans.
  • You can substitute greek yogurt with sour cream or fairy-free option of choice.
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