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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.


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


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.