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Turkey Avocado Lettuce 'Tacos'

All the flavor of taco night, just without the calories

Recipe Courtesy of Hass Avocado Board

These tacos use traditional taco filling, but are served in a lettuce leaf for a better-for-you twist. Cumin, chili powder, and squeeze of lime ramps up the flavor of these tacos.

Ingredients

For the Turkey Avocado Lettuce 'Tacos'

  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 Large yellow onion, chopped
  • 1 Pound lean ground turkey
  • 1 Tablespoon chili powder
  • 1 Teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 Teaspoon salt
  • 2 Tablespoons tomato paste
  • 1/2 Cup water
  • 1 Avocado, ripe, halved, pitted, and diced
  • 1 Teaspoon fresh lime juice
  • 1 Large tomato, cored and chopped
  • 1 Medium red onion, diced
  • 1/2 Cup fresh cilantro, chopped
  • 1 Jalapeño, seeded and minced
  • 12 Butter lettuce leaves, washed and trimmed

Directions

For the Turkey Avocado Lettuce 'Tacos'

Heat oil over medium heat in large non-stick pan. Add onion, chili, cumin, and salt; cook, stirring occasionally, until soft.

Add turkey; cook stirring occasionally until cooked through.

Add tomato paste and water and simmer until liquid evaporates. Remove from heat.

Combine tomato, avocados, lime, onion, cilantro, and jalapeno is small bowl.

Fill lettuce leaves with warm turkey mixture and avocado salsa, dividing evenly.

Serve with fresh lime wedges if desired.

Nutritional Facts
Servings6
Calories Per Serving221
Total Fat14g21%
Sugar4gN/A
Saturated3g14%
Cholesterol56mg19%
Protein16g32%
Carbs10g3%
Vitamin A76µg8%
Vitamin B120.9µg15.1%
Vitamin B60.5mg24.2%
Vitamin C15mg25%
Vitamin D0.3µg0.1%
Vitamin E2mg11%
Vitamin K27µg34%
Calcium48mg5%
Fiber4g17%
Folate (food)54µgN/A
Folate equivalent (total)54µg14%
Iron2mg11%
Magnesium41mg10%
Monounsaturated7gN/A
Niacin (B3)5mg26%
Phosphorus197mg28%
Polyunsaturated3gN/A
Potassium571mg16%
Riboflavin (B2)0.2mg13.6%
Sodium334mg14%
Thiamin (B1)0.1mg7.9%
Zinc2mg16%