Turkey Taco Salad

Tacos, burritos, cheese dip, guacamole, salsa etc. are foods I frequently crave. And when the craving hits, not much can tame it. It rears its ugly head, demanding it be cured ASAP.  I don't know about you, but my cravings are for foods that typically aren't considered "health foods" if you know what I mean. Thank goodness for taco salad! It has bold flavors that really speak to my craving, making my tummy so happy. Plus, it is absolutely healthier than your usual Mexican restaurant fare. I'd say that is a win-win situation right there!

When you add spinach to the skillet, you'll want it to cook down a bit {see above picture}

If you're not a fan of greek yogurt (or sour cream), it is still delicious without it! 

Other topping options include shredded cheese, corn, tortialls chips and French salad dressing. 


Turkey Taco Meat:
1 red bell pepper, seeds and stem removed, chopped
1 small onion, chopped
1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
1 lb. lean ground turkey
2 cups spinach
1 teaspoon chili powder
1 teaspoon ground cumin
¼ teaspoon garlic powder
¼ teaspoon dried oregano
¼ teaspoon paprika
¼ teaspoon salt
¼ teaspoon black pepper

Serve with:
A mixture of shredded iceberg lettuce and spinach
Plain Greek Yogurt
Black Beans
Diced Tomatoes
Diced Avocado
Lime Juice

Other Options:
Tortilla Chips
French Dressing
Shredded Cheese


1. Heat a large skillet on the stovetop over medium to medium-high heat. Add your turkey to the skillet and cook completely, until no longer pink. Drain excess fat from the turkey and set aside. Return skillet to stovetop.

2. Heat olive oil in the skillet then add in the onion and red bell pepper. Cook, stirring occasionally, for about 6 minutes or until softened.

3. Add the cooked turkey and remainder of the ingredients to the skillet with the onion and red bell pepper. Stir to combine.

4. Reduce heat to low and cook mixture for another 6-8 minutes, or until spinach has cooked down.

5. Serve taco meat with your favorite sides. I personally like lettuce, greek yogurt, black beans, diced tomatoes, diced avocado, and lime juice.

Makes 4 servings
1 serving is ¼ of the turkey taco meat (about 1¼ cup) with ¼ cup avocado, ¼ cup black beans, 2 cups lettuce, 1 tablespoon greek yogurt, ½ cup diced tomatoes, & juice of ½ lime.

Macros for 1 serving
330 calories, 28.3g protein, 15.8g fat, 17.4g fat, 2.5g sugar, 7.1g fiber

Nicolette’s Tips
* You can substitute black beans with red kidney beans.
* You can substitute greek yogurt with sour cream.


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