Turkey Taco Salad

Sometimes I want the taste of tacos, but I don’t want to resort to compromising my health goals by getting takeout from the taco joint.  Instead, for the same amount of calories as ONE TINY takeout taco, I can have a massive Turkey Taco Salad, loaded with hormone healthy ingredients.  And this Turkey Taco Salad isn’t just healthy; it’s also super tasty, mixing robust taco seasoning with crisp greens and fresh veggies. Let’s dive into how you can quickly throw together this healthy and flavorful dish. It’s a meal you can indulge in without any guilt.


  • 1 tsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 1 Garlic clove (large, minced)
  • 1 lb Extra Lean Ground Turkey
  • 1/4 cup Water (plus a splash more for consistency)
  • 1 1/2 tsp Taco Seasoning
  • 2 tbsp Plain Greek Yogurt
  • 6 cups Mixed Greens
  • 1 Avocado (medium, sliced)
  • 1 Yellow Bell Pepper (medium, sliced)
  • 1.5 oz Pickled Red Onions

Because I believe nutritious meals can, and should, be delicious. Here is a list of benefits for each ingredient in this recipe 🙂

Benefits of your ingredients:

  • Extra Virgin Olive Oil: Filled with heart-healthy monounsaturated fats and anti-inflammatory antioxidants.
  • Garlic: Boosts immunity; lowers blood pressure and cholesterol.
  • Extra Lean Ground Turkey: Lean protein is important for muscle building and it’s rich in B vitamins.
  • Water: Essential for hydration, digestion, and skin health.
  • Taco Seasoning: Depending on the spices you use, the antioxidants from spices support metabolism and reduce inflammation.
  • Greek Yogurt: High in protein, probiotics for gut health, calcium for bones, vitamin B12 for energy, potassium for blood pressure, iodine for thyroid health, and is low in sugar.
  • Avocado: Healthy fats for heart health; as well as fiber, potassium, and vitamins E, C, K, B-6.
  • Yellow Bell Pepper: High in vitamins A and C, and supports immune function and skin health.
  • Pickled Red Onions: Antioxidants and potential blood sugar benefits from vinegar.


  1. Heat a cast-iron pan over medium heat. Add the oil and garlic and sauté until fragrant, about one minute.
  2. Add the turkey, breaking it up as it cooks. Cook for three minutes. Add the water and taco seasoning and mix well. Cover and cook until the turkey is cooked through.
  3. Thin the Greek yogurt with a splash of water to create a dressing.
  4. Add the mixed greens to a bowl and top with the turkey, avocado, bell pepper, and pickled onions. Drizzle the Greek yogurt dressing on top. Enjoy!

The best part about this recipe is that you can get as creative with it as you want. If you want to swap out turkey for another protein like grass-fed ground beef, organic chicken, or even tofu crumbles, this recipe STILL tastes phenomenal. Have fun making this meal, and enjoy the limitless options!

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