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Turkey Taco Salad Recipe

Turkey Taco Salad

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"This is a low fat, low calorie ground turkey taco salad. If you have leftover cooked turkey on hand simply chop it up. You'll need about 3 cups."

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Original recipe makes 12 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    20 mins

    1 hr 5 mins


  1. Place turkey in a large deep skillet, season with garlic salt and cook over medium high heat until fully cooked. Crumble and set aside to cool.
  2. Mix together the turkey, lettuce, green onions, kidney beans, cheese, pickles and olives.
  3. Whisk together the mayonnaise, lemon juice, vinegar and taco sauce.
  4. Pour dressing over salad and refrigerate. Before serving, mix in 2 cups broken tortilla chips. Garnish with whole chips and serve.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Feb 25, 2005

This recipe turned out better than I expected. I was expecting a normal, boring taco salad - boy was I surprised! I felt like a chef when I tasted what I had made! I don't cook meat very well, so even something as simple as throwing it in a skillet like this didn't turn out great. However, the taste of the mixture w/o the meat made up for my abilities... or lack of. I didn't use the mayo mixture for a dressing because it tasted so good w/o it, I didn't see the need for it. I also didn't really like the dressing. I added taco seasoning to the meat before adding it, and omitted the taco sauce. I also put a dollop of sour cream on top for a little extra taste on some bites. I couldn't find any shredded pepperjack so I used a shredded cheddarjack mix. I didn't use chips in it at all for carb reasons. I also added chopped tomatoes. I would make this again. Oh, and it tasted great warmed up for lunch. :)

Most Helpful Critical Review
Nov 18, 2009

Made this for a girls party this weekend. The salad was great but the dressing was only average. I didn't toss it in, but kept it on the side so people could sample it and choose. Most people chose to forego the dressing as listed in the recipe and instead use ranch dressing.

Jun 21, 2005

This recipe was awesome! The bf who never eats salads inhaled it and was super satisfied. I used low fat cheese (and only put the tortilla chips in my bf's portion). The sauce was good and not too overpowering as the salad by itself was pretty flavorful. I will definitely be making this again.

Aug 29, 2002

This is an easy low-fat salad that is very tasty. I added salsa instead of the taco sauce to the dressing and it was fabulous! I would for sure make this again!

Sep 26, 2005

I used 700g ground chicken, a can of chickpeas, a can of corn and only 1 1/3 cup mayo.. I fried the chicken in taco seasoning, used a jar of garlic salsa instead of taco sauce, omited the olives and pickles, and kept the lettuce and chips seperate so they stay crisp for leftovers. It was a great combination, the sauce worked wonderfully once everything was put together. We would give this a 4.5 but that's not an option and it wasn't outstanding enough for a 5. We will definately make this recipe again!

Sep 20, 2005

Very tasty way to use that bland ground turkey that we are trying to eat more of! The dressing makes it!

Dec 23, 2002

Quite tasty! Half a recipe was more than enough for my family of three. I added some chopped fresh tomatoes. Also, I increased the amount of taco sauce with a little less mayo. Seemed to give it a more taco flavor. Make the dressing to taste. I would also suggest adding the dressing just before serving in order to keep the veggies crisp.

Jun 17, 2003

This was very good. I only had a little regular mayo, and used some miracle whip. Even with the combination I only had a cup and a half of mayo and it was WAY too much. Next time I'll use light... and not so much. But all in all it was great and my husband asked to bring it for lunch the next day!!


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  • Calories
  • 343 kcal
  • 17%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 46.2 g
  • 15%
  • Cholesterol
  • 50 mg
  • 17%
  • Fat
  • 11.4 g
  • 18%
  • Fiber
  • 5.5 g
  • 22%
  • Protein
  • 17.4 g
  • 35%
  • Sodium
  • 980 mg
  • 39%

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

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