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Healthy Eating: Taco Salad Recipe

February 15, 2016 | Chef Darrin Torrey


healthy-living-taco-salad.jpgTaco Salad is a Mexican-inspired dish that can be made in a variety of ways. Try this 8-Layer Taco Salad. This recipe uses non-fat Greek yogurt, lean ground turkey and low-fat cheddar cheese to put a healthier twist to it.

8-Layer Taco Salad

6 servings


  • 1 tablespoon Canola Oil
  • 1 pound 93%-lean Ground Turkey
  • 2 tablespoons Chili Powder
  • 1 Avocado, pitted
  • 1/2 cup non-fat plain Greek Yogurt
  • 1 1/2 cups crumbled unsalted Tortilla Chips
  • 1 cup prepared Salsa
  • 1 15-ounce can Black Beans, rinsed
  • 5 cups thinly sliced Romaine Lettuce
  • 1/2 cup shredded low-fat Cheddar Cheese blend
  • 1 medium Tomato, chopped


Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add turkey and chili powder. Cook, stirring and breaking up lumps, until cooked through, about 5 minutes.

Meanwhile, mash avocado and yogurt in a small bowl with a fork until smooth.

Transfer the turkey and any juice from the pan to a serving bowl. Layer chips, salsa, beans and lettuce over the turkey. Spread the avocado mixture over the lettuce. Top with cheese, then tomato.

(per serving):

  • Calories: 383
  • Fat: 17 g
  • Cholesterol: 53 mg
  • Carbohydrates: 29 g
  • Protein: 25 g
  • Sodium: 520 mg
  • Fiber: 8g
  • Potassium: 812 mg

The next time you make taco salad be sure to put a healthier twist to it!