Grandma's Easy Turkey Taco Salad

Grandma's Easy Turkey Taco Salad

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  • Prep

    20 m
  • Cook

    10 m
  • Ready In

    30 m

“This is an easy recipe that my Grandmother always made. It is simple and delicious. A sprinkle of cheddar cheese is a great topping. ”

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Original recipe yields 6 servings



  1. Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat, and stir in the ground turkey. Cook and stir until the turkey is crumbly, evenly browned, and no longer pink. Mix in taco seasoning mix as directed on package. Remove from heat.
  2. Combine the turkey, black beans, lettuce, tomatoes, and tortilla chips in a large bowl. Toss with salad dressing. Serve immediately, or refrigerate for an hour before serving.

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We really liked this. You didn't notice this was turkey/chicken instead of ground beef. Don't expect this to be hot. It's has a slightly sweet taste from the thousand island dressing. My husband really liked it. It makes another good chicken dish to serve instead of beef or pork. Think twice about putting the crushed chips in the salad. This recipe makes a large bowl of salad. If you don't think you are going to eat all of it and may have left overs, put the crushed taco chips on each individual serving. Otherwise, the left overs will have soggy chips in it.



Fantastic! I prefer my dressing 1/2 low fat ranch, 1/2 salsa, otherwise stuck to the recipe, and it was wonderful and healthy.

Sarah Jo

Sarah Jo

Instead of a packet of taco seasoning, I used one batch of Bill Echols taco seasoning (minus almost all the salt), which is also from this site. I ate mine with just the lettuce, a little 2% cheese and a little FF sour cream but the family ate as is, with the thousand island, cheese and sour cream on the side. My husband liked it with the dressing but the kids wouldn't even try it. For me, this was a low calorie/low carb dinner and a boy pleaser, even though it was made with ground turkey. I suggest you make yours with a homemade taco seasoning only because the flavor is a lot better and there's less salt/fillers.

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Amount Per Serving (6 total)

  • Calories
  • 553 cal
  • 28%
  • Fat
  • 32.7 g
  • 50%
  • Carbs
  • 48.5 g
  • 16%
  • Protein
  • 19.8 g
  • 40%
  • Cholesterol
  • 69 mg
  • 23%
  • Sodium
  • 1130 mg
  • 45%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet



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