Monday, September 17, 2012

Turkey Taco Salad

For the meat...
   1 pound ground turkey
   Taco Seasoning (You can use the packets but they are LOADED with sodium and gross stuff.
   I actually make it myself, see below)
   1 can black beans
   1 can diced tomatoes (optional- I use sometimes)
For the salad...
   Romaine lettuce (appx 1 head per person)
   Black olives
   Red onion
   Salsa (I use Pace Picante, medium)
For the "taco"...
   Reduced fat shredded cheddar
   Avocado (optional- but highly recommended for texture and to cool it a little)
   Sour Cream (optional- I use sometimes)
   Crushed Tortilla chips (optional- I use sometimes)
Brown turkey in pan. When cooked, add taco seasoning and a little water. Stir to coat. Add black beans (and optional diced tomatoes). Heat through.
Combine salad ingredients on plates.
Top with meat and "taco" ingredients.
Recipe courtesy of... Me!
I love love LOVE Turkey Taco Salad (usually on Tuesdays!) -- tonight it had to happen on a Monday. The salad can obviously be changed to your liking. Personally I am fundamentally against the pre-made taco seasoning packets. They are loaded with sodium, and all sorts of processed junk. I make the seasoning myself... I got this spice combination years ago online somehwere - it tastes better, I promise!!
BONUS RECIPE - My homemade taco seasoning
1 Tbl chili powder
1/4 tsp each of garlic powder, onion powder, red pepper flakes, oregano
1/2 tsp paprika
1-1/2 tsp cumin
1 tsp each of salt and pepper (I definitely don't use this much of either)

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