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Healthy taco salad in a large white bowl on gray background
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Taco Salad Recipe

Ditch the messy tacos and make this healthy taco salad recipe instead...loaded with delicious turkey taco meat, crunchy tortilla chips, cheese and more! Easy to prep and perfect for a meal prep lunch or dinner.
Prep Time15 minutes
Cook Time15 minutes
Total Time30 minutes
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Mexican
Servings: 4
Calories: 419kcal


  • 1 lb ground turkey (or ground beef)
  • 2 tablespoons homemade taco seasoning (or one package storebought)
  • 1 cup black beans (from a can; drained & rinsed)
  • 1 cup corn kerneals (from a can; drained & rinsed)
  • 1 cup tomatoes (chopped)
  • 1 cup shredded cheese
  • 4 handfulls romaine lettuce (or iceberg; washed, dried & cut into bite-sized pieces)
  • 1 cup tortilla strips


  • 1 avocado (peeled & chopped; optional)
  • sour cream
  • salsa
  • guacamole


  • Cook turkey over medium heat in a non-stick pan, breaking it up with a spatula. Cook for 7 or so minutes, until no pink remains.
  • Drain the pan from grease or liquid if necessary.
  • Add ⅔ cup of water to the pan with the taco seasoning. Cook, stirring frequently until sauce is bubbly and thickened and meat is evenly coated.
  • Remove pan from heat and set aside to cool slightly.
  • Combine all ingredients and divide between four bowls.
  • Enjoy!



For meal prep
Store in a quart-sized meal prep container and layer in the following order:
  • condiments at the bottom
  • taco meat
  • black beans
  • corn
  • tomatoes
  • romaine lettuce at the top
*omit the avocado and tortilla chips or add just prior to serving.


Serving: 1/4 of batch | Calories: 419kcal | Carbohydrates: 28g | Protein: 39g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 84mg | Sodium: 441mg | Potassium: 897mg | Fiber: 8g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 825IU | Vitamin C: 11.4mg | Calcium: 166mg | Iron: 2.6mg