Turkey Taco Salad


This salad is perfect for a full work week of healthy goodness.  It’s got the veggies, protein, and flavor to make you forget that you’re eating a salad.  If this salad didn’t have the protein, I would be very sad and would be getting an order of a sandwich and fries instead at the cafe downstairs.  Since everything is so healthy in this meal, I don’t feel so bad about the dressing that goes in it at the end.  You can always swap it out with something healthier, so that’s no problem!

Turkey Taco Salad


  • 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 lb lean ground turkey
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 tbsp southwest seasoning
  • 2 tbsp fresh lime juice
  • 1/2 tsp garlic salt
  • Pinch of salt and pepper
  • 1 Romaine lettuce heart, shredded
  • 1 ripe avocado, diced
  • 2 Roma tomatoes, chopped
  • Southwest chipotle dressing


  • Heat oil in large skillet over medium-high heat, adding ground turkey, minced garlic, southwest seasoning, and salt and pepper.  Cook until meat has browned, stirring occasionally, about 8 minutes.
  • In a bowl, whisk together lime juice and garlic salt until blended, then gradually add to skillet.
  • In a separate bowl, add lettuce, turkey, avocado and tomato, drizzling with dressing.DSC00812