The 15-minute healthy taco salad

EatingWell's 15 minute taco salad works it out. It's quick, pretty darn good for you and seriously yummy. Throw some Mo-hotta-mo-betta-chipolte-adobo hot sauce on this baby and life is good. If you're feeling the taco and not the salad, go with this quick and healthy recipe con taco.


  1. 1/2 cup prepared salsa
  2. 1/4 cup reduced-fat sour cream
  3. 1 teaspoon canola oil
  4. 1 medium onion, chopped
  5. 3 cloves garlic, minced
  6. 1 pound 93%-lean ground turkey
  7. 2 large plum tomatoes, diced
  8. 1 (14 ounce) can kidney beans, rinsed
  9. 2 teaspoons cumin
  10. 2 teaspoons chili powder
  11. 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
  12. 8 cups shredded romaine lettuce
  13. 1/2 cup shredded sharp Cheddar cheese

  1. Combine salsa and sour cream in a large bowl.
  2. Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add onion and garlic and cook, stirring often, until softened, about 2 minutes. Add turkey and cook, stirring often and crumbling with a wooden spoon, until cooked through, about 5 minutes. Add tomatoes, beans, cumin and chili powder; cook, stirring, until the tomatoes begin to break down, 2 to 3 minutes. Remove from the heat, stir in cilantro and 1/4 cup of the salsa mixture.
  3. Add lettuce to the remaining salsa mixture in the bowl; toss to coat. To serve, divide the lettuce among 4 plates, top with the turkey mixture and sprinkle with cheese.

Yield: 4 servings

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