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Easy Turkey Taco Salad

turkey taco salad

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Summer is here! It’s time for BBQ’s and picnics. So that means you need a quick go-to recipe that won’t take all day to make. Well, my taco salad is just the recipe you need!

Let me preface this by saying this is NOT a healthy recipe. You can find those on another blog. Ha! I promise you’ll be in and out of the kitchen with this one. It’s always a hit and perfect for all your upcoming outdoor functions.

taco salsa ingredients


  • 1 lb. ground turkey
  • 8 oz. Zesty Italian dressing
  • 1  green onion
  • 1 tomato
  • Iceberg lettuce or romaine lettuce
  • 2 – packs of Lawry’s Hot Taco Seasoning
  • Cheese – Mexican Style
  • Sofrito & Adobo (optional)

taco salad ingredients


  1. Place 1 tablespoon of Olive Oil in your pan and heat it.
  2. Add your ground turkey to the pan.
  3. Begin cooking your ground turkey. You can now add any seasoning you typically add to your ground turkey. I personally add Sofrito and a little Adobo for seasoning and extra flavor. 🙂
  4. Now, add 1 packet of Lawry’s Taco Seasoning and cook until completely browned.
  5. Set your turkey aside to cool.
  6. While your meat cools, chop the tomato, lettuce and green onions.
  7. Add your veggies to your ground turkey and mix it together.
  8. Next, add half the bottle of Zesty Italian Dressing. 
  9. Now here’s my secret. Get your second packet of Lawry’s Taco seasoning and sprinkle half the packet all over your salad. Then mix it well.
  10. Lastly, add your Mexican Style Cheese and mix. I also sprinkle another top layer of cheese because I love it! 

This is my favorite way to make taco salad. Feel free to add more tomato and adjust the recipe to your liking. I hope you like this recipe as much as we do at home! If you try it let me know how you like it in the comments.


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