Recipe By Fiestaqueen
Published Apr 2nd
Mexican-Style Taco Salad
Prep 25m Cook 20m Additional - Ready In 45m
Servings 6 servings Calories 300.1

This spicy, flavorful dish features authentic Mexican aromas, its a family favorite!

Recipe Ingredients

  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1 large onion, finely chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 pound ground turkey
  • 2 tablespoons chili powder
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 dash cayenne pepper
  • 1 (19 ounce) can kidney beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 cup salsa
  • 2 cups shredded iceberg lettuce
  • 2 small carrots, julienned
  • 2 red bell peppers, cut into thin strips

Cooking Directions

  1. 1 Heat the olive oil in a skillet over medium heat. Stir in the onion and garlic; cook and stir until the onion has softened and turned translucent, about 5 minutes. Add the turkey, and stir until crumbly and no longer pink. Season with chili powder, cumin, oregano, cayenne pepper, kidney beans, and salsa. Cook over medium-high heat until the mixture is simmering and the beans are hot, about 5 minutes.
  2. 2 Divide the lettuce, carrots, and red bell peppers among 4 serving plates. Spoon the turkey mixture overtop to serve.

Nutrition Facts

  • Calories 300.1
  • Carbohydrate 25.7 g
  • Cholesterol 77 mg
  • Fat 10.7 g
  • Fiber 9.2 g
  • Protein 27.7 g
  • Saturated Fat 2.4 g
  • Sodium 553.1 mg
  • Sugar 5.4 g


  1. Just so-so. Husband made it "non-low-calorie" by adding sour cream and tortilla chips:) (Made it taste better too!)
  2. We enjoyed this very much. I added crushed tortilla chips and avocado with a dollop of fatfree sour cream. Thank you for the recipe!
  3. Quick and tasty! I used homemade taco seasoning which pretty much contains all the spices listed, and served with a dollop of sour cream. I did add just a bit of tomato sauce to the meat as it seemed a little dry. Having leftovers tonight - this will be a regular for us!
  4. Love making this...and eating it. I made it for a party this weekend and everyone thought it was great. More so they couldn't tell that it was turkey instead of beef because of the seasoning. This is one of my favorite dishes
  5. SUPER FAST! delish dish! I doubled the seasonings olive oil substituted the salsa with a can of rotel. It turned out wonderful! wrapped it all in a warm flour tortilla!
  6. After doing a dinner search "healthy ground turkey" I came across this gem. My fiance LOVES Mexican style food so i figured why not. I ran out of chili powder so I used homemade taco seasoning (see Walt's taco seasoning) instead of the recommended spices. I also add a small can of green chilis. I - Read more ...
  7. Very good! I made as is except used a can of chili beans instead of plain kidney beans. Topped our salads with tomatoes olives yellow peppers and green onions then served at the table with extra salsa and sour cream. I will definitely be making this again!
  8. This was so enjoyed by everyone last night Fiestaqueen! I added garlic and onion powders to the meat, due to allergies, left out the carrot and used pinto beans instead of the kidney. The real fun came in when I took large Burrito size tortillas and made taco salad bowls. I inverted two small metal - Read more ...
  9. I always made taco salad without a recipe but one day I started having trouble with the taco sesoning making it too salty. Once I put enough into my meat to taste it was way too salty. I searched allrecipes and found this recipe. I used sausage instead of turkey and also used black beans. - Read more ...
  10. Really great recipe. I used black beans instead and added some corn for an extra bit of flavor. I also added extra salsa, green onion, and a bit of lime juice squeezed over the finished product. Delish!