Thursday, April 14, 2011

turkey taco salad with homemade guacamole

mexican food is one of my favorite food groups. honestly. this "taco salad" is a twist on the original- no fried tortilla shells here. lately this meal satisfies me like no other. sam and i "go to" this one at least once a week. i like my tacos spicy, perfect compliment to the creamy guacamole. hope you'll love it like we do!

turkey taco salad with homemade guacamole

for the tacos you'll need:

1 pound all natural ground turkey meat
1 packet organic taco seasoning or make your own
1 onion
1 pepper

prepare turkey meat by following directions on the seasoning packet. i always brown the meat with diced onions and peppers. i also love jalapenos added at the last minute, but i leave them out so they're not too spicy for some of the less spice tolerant people in my house.

i layer the bottom of a bowl with mixed baby greens. you can use any green here. you may prefer something crunchy like romaine hearts. then i top the greens with the taco meat. so simple. the guacamole and shredded raw cheddar are the finishing touch.

for the guacamole you'll need:

1/2 a red onion
1/2 a vine ripe tomato
1 avocado
1 T lemon juice
pinch of salt

i finely chop the onion and tomato and add them to the chopped avocado. i then sprinkle with a pinch of salt and lemon juice and then use a fork to mash them all together. i've found that if the avocado is not quite ripe i can throw all of the ingredients in my blender and that does the trick. i also love cilantro and jalapeno in my guac and will add those if i have them on hand.

top with the world's greatest condiment and you have a totally yummy, healthy dinner.


Cat said...

This look delish and filling...the perfect lunch!!!! :) (LOVE guac!)

Claire Kiefer said...

hahaha to "world's greatest condiment." I have a freakish hatred for the word "condiment" by the way. No idea what it is about that word that makes my skin crawl. Do you have words like that? This salad looks delish and I have made similar versions with veggie taco meat many times. SOY TACO (that's the brand) is so good!

the southern hostess said...

Yum! This would be a go-to for me too. I'll have to try it.

Heather said...

Mexican food is one of my favorites too! This looks really good. Mmm guac...

Down and Out Chic said...

you and b are on the same page with your love for sriracha! this recipe looks yummy and most importantly, totally doable.

Hiking in Stilettos said...

This sounds a lot like what we make. So good! Sometimes I use the romaine hearts to make a "tortilla" too!

Lori @ Lori May Interiors said...

OOO, thank you, thank you! Can't wait to try!

RSA Now said...

I've always had just this HUGE love affair with turkey tacos :) Looks delish

University Exam Result said...

It looks so delicious. perfect posting recipes and interesting info shared. amazing your idea .yummy

{BlueEyedYonder} said...

YUM! Would those happen to be Butler's Pantry dishes?