Turkey Taco Salad


Turkey replaces beef to bring a healthier version of this family favorite to the table.

Turkey Taco Salad
Photo: Alexandra Grablewski
Hands On Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
25 mins
4 serves


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

  • 1 pound ground turkey

  • kosher salt and pepper

  • 1 16-ounce container store-bought refigerated fresh salsa

  • 2 tablespoons sour cream

  • 1 head romaine lettuce, cut into pieces (about 8 cups)

  • ½ 9-ounce bag tortilla chips

  • 1 15.5-ounce can pinto beans, rinsed

  • 1 avocado, diced

  • 1 cup grated Cheddar

  • 1 6-ounce can sliced black olives (optional)


  1. Heat the oil in a medium skillet over medium-high heat.

  2. Add the turkey and ½ teaspoon each salt and pepper. Cook, breaking the meat up with a spoon, until no longer pink, 5 to 6 minutes.

  3. Pour off any excess liquid. Stir in half the salsa and cook until heated through, about 1 minute.

  4. In a small bowl, combine the sour cream and remaining salsa.

  5. Divide the lettuce, chips, turkey mixture, beans, avocado, Cheddar, and olives (if desired) among bowls. Serve with the dressing.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

602 Calories
29g Fat
47g Carbs
43g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Calories 602
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 29g 37%
Saturated Fat 8g 40%
Cholesterol 80mg 27%
Sodium 1560mg 68%
Total Carbohydrate 47g 17%
Total Sugars 6g
Protein 43g

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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