Turkey Taco Salad

a great dinner salad to make when you're short on time
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Turkey Taco Salad

Philia Kelnhofer

Recipe excerpted from Fast and Easy Five-Ingredient Recipes: A Cookbook for Busy People by Philia Kelnhofer

My friend who is a busy mom taught me how to make this salad, and now I make it all the time on nights when I’m short on time but want a delicious salad. It takes a total of 20 minutes to make and is great for a quick dinner salad or for lunch the next day.

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4
Servings
1212
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

For the Taco Salad

  • 1  Cup  salsa, store bought or homemade (page 220), divided
  • 1  Pound  extra-lean ground turkey (see notes)
  • 6 to 8  Cups  romaine lettuce
  • 1  Cup  shredded cheese
  • 2  Cups  tortilla chips

Directions

For the Taco Salad

NOTES

Instead of using ground turkey, you could make salsa slow cooker chicken as a topping: Simply put 1 pound of chicken breast in a slow cooker and cover it with 1/2 cup of the salsa and a pinch of salt. Cook on low for 8 hours or on high for 4 hours, then shred when done. This salad is good served with either warm or cold cooked ground turkey. If making this salad for eating at a later time, just cook the ground turkey and salsa and store it in an airtight container in the fridge until ready to use. You could use a number of add-ins with this salad; for example, a dollop of sour cream or some olives—the possibilities are endless.

1. Pour 1/2 cup of the salsa into a large skillet. Add the ground turkey and cook on high heat, breaking it up as it cooks, for 15 minutes, or until the turkey is cooked through.

2. Place the lettuce in a large bowl or four small bowls.

3. When the turkey is done, spoon on top of the lettuce, pour the remaining 1/2 cup of salsa on top of the turkey, then add the cheese and tortilla chips (I like to crush some of the tortilla chips).

4. Mix the salad and enjoy.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
50g
71%
Sugar
28g
31%
Saturated Fat
16g
67%
Cholesterol
125mg
42%
Carbohydrate, by difference
150g
100%
Protein
48g
100%
Vitamin A, RAE
1367µg
100%
Vitamin B-12
2µg
83%
Vitamin B-6
1mg
77%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
12mg
16%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
311µg
100%
Calcium, Ca
372mg
37%
Choline, total
121mg
28%
Copper, Cu
1mg
0%
Fiber, total dietary
13g
52%
Folate, total
535µg
100%
Iron, Fe
9mg
50%
Magnesium, Mg
180mg
56%
Manganese, Mn
1mg
56%
Niacin
12mg
86%
Pantothenic acid
2mg
40%
Phosphorus, P
782mg
100%
Riboflavin
1mg
91%
Selenium, Se
37µg
67%
Sodium, Na
1746mg
100%
Thiamin
1mg
91%
Water
358g
13%
Zinc, Zn
5mg
63%