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Healthy Taco Salad

5 from 3 reviews

Healthy Taco Salad with ground turkey, veggies, greens, cheese and one simple ingredient that replaces unhealthy bottled dressing. It is easy, filling and a family favorite.

  • Author: Olena of ifoodreal.com
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 12 minutes
  • Total Time: 22 minutes
  • Yield: 8 large servings 1x
  • Category: Salad
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: Mexican
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Ingredients

  • 1/2 large container greens salad mix
  • 14 oz can black beans, rinsed & drained
  • 4 small tomatoes, chopped
  • 2 medium avocados, chopped
  • 1/2 cup tortilla chips, crushed
  • 1/2 cup any hard cheese, shredded
  • 1 lb ground turkey
  • 1 tbsp avocado oil
  • 1 tbsp taco seasoning
  • 1 tbsp onion powder/flakes
  • 2 cups corn, cooked or thawed
  • 1/2 tbsp taco seasoning
  • 1 1/2 cups plain yogurt (not Greek)
  • 1/4 tsp salt, or to taste

Instructions

  1. In a large salad bowl, add salad greens, beans, tomato, avocado, tortilla chips and cheese. Set aside.
  2. Preheat large ceramic non-stick skillet on medium heat and swirl oil to coat. Add turkey and cook for 5 minutes, constantly breaking into small pieces with spatula.
  3. Add 1 tbsp taco seasoning and onion flakes; cook for another 2 minutes, stirring a few times. Transfer to a salad bowl with other ingredients.
  4. Return skillet to medium heat and add corn. Cook for a few minutes undisturbed, sprinkle with 1/2 tbsp taco seasoning, stir and cook for another minute. Transfer to a bowl.
  5. Drizzle yogurt on top and gently toss. Adjust salt to taste. Serve immediately.

Store: Refrigerate leftovers for up to 2 days. Surprisingly, this healthy taco salad doesn’t become too soggy.

Make Ahead: Refrigerate all ingredients except chips, avocado and yogurt for up to 24 hours. Assemble right before serving.

Notes

  • Greek yogurt is too thick to mix well with other ingredients. I used 2% plain yogurt.
  • You can use Romaine lettuce, spinach or any greens in place of a salad mix.

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