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Taco Salad with Spicy Avocado Dressing

This taco salad recipe combines lean ground turkey, your favorite taco toppings, and homemade avocado salad dressing. Get the easy dinner salad recipe here!
Prep Time 1 hr
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 1 hr 15 mins
Course Main Dishes
Cuisine Mexican
Servings 2 Servings


Dressing Ingredients:

  • 1 large avocado pitted, skin removed
  • 2 tablespoons minced red onion
  • 2 tablespoons white wine vinegar
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • juice of 1/2 lime
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 jalapeno chopped
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • salt to taste

Salad Ingredients

  • 1/2 pound ground turkey
  • 1/4 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • salt to taste
  • 2 corn tortillas cut into strips
  • oil for frying
  • 1 head green leaf lettuce washed and chopped
  • 2 to matoes seeded and diced
  • 1/2 15 ounce can kidney beans, drained
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 2 green onions chopped


  • Combine dressing ingredients in a food processor. Process until smooth. Cover and chill for 30 minutes to 1 hour.
  • In a skillet brown ground turkey. Season with chili powder, cumin, garlic powder and salt to taste.
  • Heat 1/2 inch of oil in a saucepan. Once hot, fry tortilla strips until golden brown. About 3-5 minutes. Transfer to paper towel lined plate. Sprinkle with salt and set aside.
  • Depending on how much dressing you like spoon about 1/3 to 1/2 of the dressing in the bottom of a large salad bowl. Add lettuce, meat, tomatoes and kidney beans. Toss to coat. Top with tortilla strips, cheddar cheese and green onions. Serve.


If you don't want to make the tortilla strips, you can break up some tortilla chips over the top for a nice crunch. Enjoy!
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