Monday, September 26, 2011

Easy Taco Salad

 I got this recipe from a friend of mine long ago. She was a very health conscious person and whenever a recipe called for ground beef, she would use ground turkey. That was the first time I'd ever tried ground turkey. It is great for this recipe because it is leaner, less fat to remove, and you can't tell the difference too much in taste. 

So here is my recipe:
1 pound ground turkey fried up and drained, then mix with 1 taco seasoning packet, a little water, 
add in 1 small can green chili salsa or regular mild salsa. Simmer till reduced. 

Put together salad made up of.....
1 small head of iceberg or romaine lettuce chopped into bite size pieces
1 can of drained kidney beans
1-2 small cut up tomatoes
3/4 to 1 cup cheddar cheese grated
1 1/2 cups Doritos Nacho Cheese variety crushed into bite size pieces
black olives optional

Kraft Catalina Dressing (pour over just before serving to taste, about 1/2 cup) It is just as good with the reduced calorie variety of dressing. 

kidney beans drained....

cheese, lettuce, tomatoes, I ran out of olives....OOPS! 

Taco meat.....leave this separated till right before mixing up the dressing or it wilts the lettuce.....

Easy ingredients for a yummy taco salad....

I've used both varieties....I can barely tell the go for the Low Cal! 

Yummy and pretty healthy too! Sometimes I add olives to it for more color, sometimes a diced avocado if I have one. Yummy! 

Perfect with a side of cornbread muffins! Yum! 

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