Skinny Taco Salad with ground turkey, black beans, veggies, and Greek yogurt salsa dressing. Tastes AMAZING, easy to make, and low carb. Perfect for fast, healthy lunches, weeknight dinners, and meal prep! Recipe at wellplated.com | @wellplated
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Skinny Taco Salad

Yield: 4 servings
Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
8 mins
Total Time:
25 mins
Skinny Taco Salad with ground turkey, black beans, avocado, and Greek yogurt salsa dressing. An easy, delicious, low-carb recipe.

Ingredients

For the taco salad:

  • 2 fajita-size flour tortillas — swap corn tortillas to make gluten free
  • 2 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil — divided
  • 3/4 teaspoon kosher salt — divided
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper — divided
  • 1 pound 93% lean ground turkey
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 head romaine lettuce — roughly chopped
  • 1 can reduced-sodium black beans, rinsed and drained — (15 ounces)
  • 1 can Mexican-style corn, drained — (11 ounces)
  • 2 cups cherry tomatoes — halved
  • 1 medium ripe avocado — peeled, pitted, and diced
  • 1 cup loosely packed cilantro leaves
  • 1/2¬† cup reduced fat shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • 1/4 cup thinly sliced green onions

For the salsa yogurt dressing:

  • 1/4 cup prepared salsa
  • 1/4 cup nonfat plain Greek yogurt

Instructions

  1. Place a rack in the center of your oven, and preheat the oven to 425 degrees F. Coat a large rimmed baking sheet with nonstick spray. Stack the tortillas and cut them in half, then slice each half into 1/2-inch strips. Scatter the strips in the middle of the prepared baking sheet. Drizzle with 1 teaspoon olive oil, then sprinkle with 1/4 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper. Toss to coat, then spread them into a single layer. Bake until golden brown and crisp, about 8 minutes, turning halfway through. Set aside to cool.
  2. Meanwhile, in a large, nonstick skillet, heat the remaining 1 teaspoon olive oil over medium high. Add the turkey, chili powder, cumin, garlic powder, and remaining 1/2 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper. Break up the meat and stir with a spoon until it is cooked through, about 5 minutes. In a small bowl, stir together the salsa and Greek yogurt to make the dressing.
  3. Place the romaine in a large serving bowl. Top with 1/4 cup of the salsa-yogurt mixture, the turkey, black beans, corn, tomatoes, avocado, cilantro, cheese, and green onions. Toss lightly to combine, then sprinkle the tortilla strips over the top. Serve immediately with remaining salsa-yogurt dressing as desired.

Recipe Notes

  • To make the recipe gluten free, swap corn tortillas in place of the flour tortillas. Check the baking time a few minutes early, as the corn tortillas may crisp more quickly.
  • Make it ahead: Store the cooked ground turkey in the refrigerator for up to 4 days, the corn and black beans in a separate container for up to 4 days, the dressing in a container for up to 4 days, and the chopped tomatoes in a container for up to 3 days. Washed, chopped lettuce can also be stored in the crisper drawer for 2 to 3 days. Assemble the salad just before serving.
Course: Salad
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: Healthy Mexican Food Recipe, Skinny Taco Salad

Nutrition Information

Amount per serving (1 (of 4)) — Calories: 487, Fat: 15g, Saturated Fat: 4g, Cholesterol: 109mg, Sodium: 1043mg, Carbohydrates: 54g, Fiber: 9g, Sugar: 9g, Protein: 39g

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