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Turkey Taco Salad

You can substitute ground beef for the ground turkey. To make a vegetarian salad, leave out the meat and add your favorite canned beans in step two instead.

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  • Servings: 6
Turkey Taco Salad

Source: Everyday Food, May 2004

Ingredients

  • 4 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 small onion, diced
  • 1 pound ground turkey
  • 1 small zucchini, diced
  • 1 red bell pepper, ribs and seeds removed, diced
  • 1 1/2 cups prepared green salsa
  • Coarse salt and ground pepper
  • 2 heads Boston lettuce, leaves separated
  • 1 1/2 cups crushed tortilla chips
  • 1 cup small cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1 cup (about 4 ounces) shredded cheese, such as white cheddar or Monterey Jack

Directions

  1. Heat 2 tablespoons oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add onion, and cook, stirring often, until translucent, 5 to 7 minutes. Add turkey; cook, stirring often, until starting to brown, 5 to 7 minutes.

  2. Add zucchini, bell pepper, and 1 cup salsa; cook until vegetables are crisp-tender, 5 to 6 minutes. Season with salt and ground pepper. Transfer to a plate, and let cool.

  3. In a large bowl, toss lettuce with tortilla chips, tomatoes, and remaining 1/2 cup salsa and 2 tablespoons oil. Transfer to serving plates, and top with turkey mixture and cheese.

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