Turkey Taco Salad

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

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
464
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
25g
39%
Sugar
4g
N/A
Saturated Fat
9g
43%
Cholesterol
107mg
36%
Protein
33g
66%
Carbs
28g
9%
Vitamin A
474µg
53%
Vitamin B12
1µg
23%
Vitamin B6
0.9mg
44.5%
Vitamin C
5mg
8%
Vitamin D
0.6µg
0.2%
Vitamin E
2mg
11%
Vitamin K
88µg
100%
Calcium
290mg
29%
Fiber
4g
17%
Folate (food)
136µg
N/A
Folate equivalent (total)
136µg
34%
Iron
3mg
15%
Magnesium
80mg
20%
Monounsaturated
8g
N/A
Niacin (B3)
9mg
45%
Phosphorus
477mg
68%
Polyunsaturated
6g
N/A
Potassium
740mg
21%
Riboflavin (B2)
0.4mg
22.8%
Sodium
806mg
34%
Thiamin (B1)
0.2mg
13.6%
Trans
0.5g
N/A
Zinc
4mg
29%

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