Grandma's Easy Turkey Taco Salad Recipe -
Grandma's Easy Turkey Taco Salad Recipe
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Grandma's Easy Turkey Taco Salad

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"This is an easy recipe that my Grandmother always made. It is simple and delicious. A sprinkle of cheddar cheese is a great topping. "

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  • PREP

    20 mins
  • COOK

    10 mins

    30 mins


  1. Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat, and stir in the ground turkey. Cook and stir until the turkey is crumbly, evenly browned, and no longer pink. Mix in taco seasoning mix as directed on package. Remove from heat.
  2. Combine the turkey, black beans, lettuce, tomatoes, and tortilla chips in a large bowl. Toss with salad dressing. Serve immediately, or refrigerate for an hour before serving.
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May 04, 2009

We really liked this. You didn't notice this was turkey/chicken instead of ground beef. Don't expect this to be hot. It's has a slightly sweet taste from the thousand island dressing. My husband really liked it. It makes another good chicken dish to serve instead of beef or pork. Think twice about putting the crushed chips in the salad. This recipe makes a large bowl of salad. If you don't think you are going to eat all of it and may have left overs, put the crushed taco chips on each individual serving. Otherwise, the left overs will have soggy chips in it.

Jan 05, 2010

Fantastic! I prefer my dressing 1/2 low fat ranch, 1/2 salsa, otherwise stuck to the recipe, and it was wonderful and healthy.

Jun 28, 2010

Instead of a packet of taco seasoning, I used one batch of Bill Echols taco seasoning (minus almost all the salt), which is also from this site. I ate mine with just the lettuce, a little 2% cheese and a little FF sour cream but the family ate as is, with the thousand island, cheese and sour cream on the side. My husband liked it with the dressing but the kids wouldn't even try it. For me, this was a low calorie/low carb dinner and a boy pleaser, even though it was made with ground turkey. I suggest you make yours with a homemade taco seasoning only because the flavor is a lot better and there's less salt/fillers.

Jun 07, 2010

Yummy! The only changes we made were to use low fat dressing and a can of olives. We also kept the chips separate for leftovers. Everyone loved it! Thanks for a great summer recipe!

May 05, 2009

made this last night and it is great!!! All the flavors blended wonderfully and it is economical as it will feed a bunch.It was great warm for dinner and even better 3 hours later cold for a midnight snack. I followed the recipe directions exactly how they were written and would not change anything.

Jun 07, 2010

I give this four stars for taste and 5 for ease. DH loves it and definitely gives it 5 stars, so I rounded up to 5. Definitely a keeper.

Apr 05, 2010

Excellent! In the past I've used Ranch Doritos instead of tortilla chips. Just another option!

Jan 19, 2010

This was very easy. We loved the flavors. I made it exactly as described. I think I will add a little garlic and onion to the meat next time. It made quite a bit so we added the lettuce and chips on a serving basis. We don't like soggy chips so this was a good solution for us. Waiting also afforded us the ability to heat it up right before serving the leftovers. We will be making this again. It was also very economical. Thank you.


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  • Calories
  • 553 kcal
  • 28%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 48.5 g
  • 16%
  • Cholesterol
  • 69 mg
  • 23%
  • Fat
  • 32.7 g
  • 50%
  • Fiber
  • 4 g
  • 16%
  • Protein
  • 19.8 g
  • 40%
  • Sodium
  • 1130 mg
  • 45%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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