Turkey Taco Salad

Turkey Taco Salad
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  • 4Servings


  • 1 tablespoon plus 1 1/2 tsp. olive oil
  • 1 large red onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 pound ground turkey (93 percent lean)
  • 3/4 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 3/4 cup salsa verde
  • 2 boxes (10 oz.) spring salad mix
  • 1 small bag (3 oz.) tortilla chips
  • 1/2 large avocado--pitted, peeled and sliced


In a large nonstick skillet, heat 1 1/2 tsp. olive oil over medium. Add the sliced onion, turkey and cumin; season with salt. Increase the heat to medium-high and cook, breaking up the turkey with a spoon and stirring often, until the turkey is cooked through and the onion begins to caramelize, 7 to 8 minutes. Add 1/4 cup salsa; cook, stirring often, until the salsa is absorbed, about 1 minute. Remove the turkey mixture from the heat.

In a large bowl, whisk the remaining 1/2 cup salsa and 1 tbsp. olive oil. Toss with the greens and tortilla chips. Transfer the salad to a platter or divide among 4 bowls. Top with the warm turkey mixture and avocado slices.