Friday, January 23, 2009

Taco Salad

serves: 6

1/2 cup salsa
1/3 cup sour cream, light
1 teaspoon extra virgin olive oil
1 medium onion, chopped
3 large plum tomato, chopped
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 pound Jennie O' Ground turkey (I use this brand b/c it is the leanest I have found)
1 can organic red kidney beans
2 teaspoons cumin
2 teaspoons chili powder
1/4 cup fresh cilantro, or 2Tsp dried
8 cups romaine lettuce, shredded
1/2 cup lowfat cheddar cheese, optional

1. Combo salsa & sour cream in large mixing bowl.

2. Heat oil in large skillet & saute onion & garlic. Add turkey & cook through. Add tomatoes, beans, cumin & chili powder - cook & stir for a few minutes until the tomatoes soften up & break down.

3. Stir in 1/2 of salsa & sour cream mix - continue on low for a few minutes, stirring occasionally.

4. Add lettuce to bowl of salsa/sour cream & toss to coat.

5. Serve meat mixture over lettuce & sprinkle with cheese, if desired.

Per Serving: 200 Calories; 3g Fat (14.4% calories from fat); 1g saturated Fat; 26g Protein; 18g Carbohydrate; 5g Dietary Fiber; 33mg Cholesterol; 277mg Sodium.
Exchanges: 0 Grain(Starch); 1/2 Lean Meat; 1 Vegetable; 0 Fat; 0 Other Carbohydrates.

original source: Eating Well (some changes have been made)


  1. My hsuband loves taco salea. When he was single he ate Wendy's version and gained weight. Now we use ground turkey and low-fat options and it is so good!

  2. Taco salad is a favorite in our house! This recipe looks yummy!

  3. Glad I'm off to lunch...looking at this pic makes me so hungry :)

  4. I LOVE Taco salad! Sounds so good! I looked at some of your bags on your other blog! I'll have to check ETSY next! A beautiful handmade bag would be a better 'art bag'! heehee! Love your work!

  5. I am now starving! Horrible woman.

    *goes to cook*


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