Turkey Taco Salad

"One serving only calls for 1/2 cup of ground turkey/taco mix; but I fry up one pound and add 1 pkg of taco mix and freeze the leftovers for future use. 5 points per serving"
photo by Marsha D. photo by Marsha D.
photo by Marsha D.
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  • Prepare taco mixture according to the directions on the package of taco mix.
  • For individual servings, take 1/2 C of the taco/meat mixture and add to the remaining ingredients.
  • Freeze the remaining taco/meat mixture for future use or treat the rest of your family to tacos while you diet.

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  1. LARavenscroft
    This is a great idea! We had this for our dinner tonight and I froze the leftover meat mixture so that I can have taco salads for my lunch. Thanks for posting this Claudia! Made for Fall 2009 PAC.
  2. mydesigirl
    This is how I always make my taco salads. It's perfect! The only thing that I add is sliced black olives...totally yummy!! Thanks for posting!
  3. rebellemichelle
    This was so easy and awesome! I added a can of corn drained, a can of black beans drained and a can of diced tomato to the turkey mixture and it made it even better. I also crunched up a small amount of taco chips and threw them in there. It makes it a little higher in calories but if you used the baked ones you shouldn't be too bad, plus you are getting a lot of fiber from the beans and corn that I added. Thanks so much for the recipe!
    I loved idea of the salsa & sour cream mixed into the meat filling. I used 2 oz lean ground turkey, sauted with some minced onion & garlic. After using homemade taco seasoning, I added 2 tbsp hot salsa with 1 1/2 tsp fat free sour cream. To jazz it up, I diced some zucchini, sauted it & added it to the meat mix. I also threw in some cumin & chili powder-but I like things nice & spicy! I left out the tomatoes since the salsa was good enough for me. I used a whole wheat tortilla, added a layer of fat free refried beans, along with the lettuce & used low fat mexican cheese. I couldn't even taste the zucchini & had a delicious flavor to boot! Thank you very much for sharing this.
  5. Marsha D.
    This was a simple and very delicious salad. I used Recipe #121415 for my taco seasoning and I used those store brought taco salad shells. I was in such a hurry to dig into this that I forgot to add cheese but I promise next time I will :) Thanks so much for sharing your recipe.


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