This lightened-up layered taco salad is flavor-packed, hearty, crisp, and satisfying. Perfect for serving as an appetizer or even as a meal—this dish is a real crowd-pleaser! It layers tortilla chips, seasoned ground turkey, Mexican-style cheese, red onion, tomatoes, and lettuce. Serve with sour cream, lime wedges, and an (easy!) homemade guacamole to round out the flavors of this colorful dish.
Prep time: 20 minutes
Cook time: 25 minutes
Total time: 45 minutes
Serving size: Approximately 1 cup salad
For serving (optional):
Prepare the salad by first mixing the following ingredients in a large bowl: ground turkey, 10 ounces canned diced tomatoes, taco seasoning, ½ jalapeño (if using), and tablespoon fresh lime juice. Stir well.
Heat olive oil in a medium sauté pan over medium heat. Add ½ cup red onion and sauté until glazed and softened for about five minutes. Add turkey mixture and cook until browned and cooked through, breaking up clumps, approximately 15 minutes. Add salt and pepper to taste.
While the turkey is cooking, make the guacamole by first mashing the avocados until smooth in a medium mixing bowl. Add ¼ cup red onion, ¼ cup cilantro, two heaping tablespoons canned tomatoes, ½ jalapeño, two tablespoons lime juice, salt, pepper, and cayenne (if using).
In a serving bowl, layer a base of chips, then turkey, then cheese, then remaining red onion, then remaining diced tomatoes, and then lettuce. Repeat the layering of ingredients. You may repeat layers three to five times, depending on the size and shape of your bowl.
Garnish salad with a large dollop of guacamole and sour cream. Serve remaining sour cream and guacamole on the side with any remaining chips. Sprinkle with cilantro and serve with lime wedges.
MOBE kitchen tips:
Calories: 380 / Total Fat: 16g (21% DV) / Saturated Fat: 5g (25% DV) / Trans Fat: 0g / Cholesterol: 50mg (17% DV) / Sodium: 590mg (26% DV) / Total Carbohydrate: 34g (12% DV) / Dietary Fiber: 6g (21% DV) / Total Sugars: 5g / Added Sugar: 1g (2% DV) / Protein: 27g / Vitamin D: 0mcg (0% DV) / Calcium: 232mg (20% DV) / Iron: 1mg (6% DV) / Potassium: 460mg (10% DV)
Allergen statement: Contains milk.
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