Taco Salad with Cilantro Lime Dressing

This is one of the healthier meals that Joel and I like to make when we just aren’t feeling heavy food like pasta or pizza. It’s extremely easy to make and can be used for a quick lunch if prepared in advance. You just grab the ingredients, throw it together, and you’re done.

Turkey
1 lb ground white turkey meat
1 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoon chili powder
1 tablespoon paprika
1 teaspoon cumin
1 teaspoon garlic powder 

In a medium skillet, bring to medium-high heat with enough water to cover the bottom of the pan.
Add the seasonings in and swirl around.
Add the turkey and mix until turkey is no longer pink – about 7-8 minutes.  

Cilantro Lime Dressing
Juice of 1 small fresh lime
1 medium whole garlic clove
1/4 teaspoon of salt
1/4 teaspoon of chipotle powder
1 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil 
1/4 cup of sour cream
1/4 cup of mayo (I use Trader Joe’s)
1 tablespoon fresh cilantro leaves, chopped

Place all ingredients in a food processor or blender to combine and salt to taste if you need more.
The dressing is made to be very thin and soak up into the salad. You can add mayo to thicken if desired.

Salad Assembly
Lettuce
Fresh salsa – (toss diced tomato without seeds, diced onion, lime, and jalapeño if desired)
Green onion, chopped
Bell pepper, diced
Avocado slices
Seasoned turkey
Corn
Shredded cheese
Cilantro lime dressing

Assemble all ingredients together and enjoy!

Grocery List
1 lb White turkey meat
2 Fresh limes
Fresh Cilantro
Fresh garlic cloves
Hearts of romaine
Fresh tomato
Small yellow onion
Jalapeño
Green onion
1 Avocado
Seasoned turkey
1 can or organic Corn
Shredded cheese
Chipotle powder
Cumin
Paprika
Chili powder
Olive oil
Sour Cream
Mayo

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