Ground Turkey and Black Bean Salad Toss

"This amount should feed four twice I think. You may add more beans if you prefer, but you will then probably need to double the spices. This is an SBD style salad."
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  • Saute all the veggies and spices together.
  • Add the turkey and cook until it browns and gives up the fat.
  • Drain it thoroughly!
  • Return to pan or pot, add the salsa and the black beans.
  • Cook until really hot.
  • Add salt and pepper, and hot sauce if desired.
  • Serve over mixed salad greens (suggested one cup of turkey bean mixture) with a tablespoon of low-fat sour cream and/or shredded low-fat cheddar cheese.

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  1. If there were ten stars, I'd give this eleven!!!!
  2. This was delicious--thank you!
  3. Awesome! I didn't have the cardamom or the turmeric, so I just made everything else just as written and my husband ate nearly all of it himself!! This is a certain keeper!!
  4. Good! I made this just as the recipe stated. I couldn't believe that I had all the ingredients on hand, except for the bell peppers. I really enjoyed this with the different herbs and spices. Nothing was overpowering, just well balanced and tasty. I added a few crumbled corn chips, fresh tomatoes, and salsa for a wonderful taco like salad. This filling can be used for so many different dishes (nachos, tacos, tiny meat pie filling etc). Because of the amounts of bell peppers and onions I will probably use diced canned Mexican style tomatoes next time instead of the salsa picante sauce.
  5. I found that although the taste was good, it was very dry. On looking at he recipe again, I think that it may be because I used ground turkey breast!


  1. Abolutely delicious and very easy to make. I substituted ground chicken as I had it on hand, made it the day before to let the flavours blend, and then gently warmed it before serving over the salad greens. Great for lunch or dinner and very filling. Both my husband and son are still raving about it!


I am a working artist with a continuing culinary practice in special recipe design- I like to make jams and jellies, salsa and pasta sauce from locally sourced or personally grown produce. At the local farmer's market my friend and I sell muffins we make and also seeds from Seed Savers Exchange, which takes seriously the preservation and protection of heirloom varieties from around the world. I have self-published a children's book I illustrated and am working on a followup book with the author that continues the story of "Sophie, Circus Mouse", the first title. The illustration above is one I created for a local orchard's street sign.
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