avocados and tomatoes once this week, but with Cinco de Mayo coming up on Saturday, it seemed like the perfect time for a post about one of my favorite easy dinners - fresh turkey taco salads.
The origin is actually the recipe from early April about Teriyaki Asian Tacos. I mentioned without much explanation that I named the dish "Asian Tacos" because it was so similar to how I do real tacos. Since I've talked about it several times, I thought I'd officially share what tacos look like in these parts.
And they look like this...
Turkey Taco Salads!
It's not earth shattering. Just a collection of fresh, slightly more healthy ingredients that make this my go-to when I'm short on time or ideas for dinner.
Exhausted after work but want something healthy and filling? Turkey tacos.
Just landed at the airport after a week visiting family for the holidays? First stop - pick up the dog. Second stop - grocery store for milk and the ingredients for turkey tacos.
And as you've probably noticed, it's in salad form. Sometimes I switch it up and eat it as an actual taco, instead of with a fork. But most of the time it's like this.
The main ingredients that make this so awesome are fresh avocados and tomatoes. The avocados add a silky smoothness to the salad that pares well with the crunchy texture of the tortilla chips. The tomatoes add a nice burst of flavor and moisture.
Simple touches but they make a big difference in my opinion. Besides the addition of the fresh ingredients, I use ground turkey instead of ground beef and then your standard low sodium taco seasoning packets. I also use shredded lettuce and add some shredded cheese and a layer of crushed tortilla chips.
I LOVE how fresh this tastes and am not kidding when I say I eat this 2 or 3 times a month depending on how busy we are. I especially love this because it's one of those dishes that Roy makes. Makes a busy day even better! And this would be perfect for Cinco de Mayo if you're more interested in drinking your calories instead of eating them!