Clean Eating Turkey Taco Salad


This easy and flavorful taco turkey salad is packed with veggies and makes for a healthy weeknight meal.


  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil, divided
  • 1 cup red bell pepper, chopped
  • 1 cup orange bell pepper, chopped
  • 1/2 red onion, chopped
  • 1 lb ground turkey
  • 2 Tablespoons taco seasoning
  • romaine lettuce, chopped
  • 1/2 cup grape tomatoes, chopped
  • 1 jalapeno pepper, chopped
  • 1/21 avocado, chopped into chunks
  • 1/21 cup fresh fruit-based salsa (I used peach)
  • 1 lime
  • chopped cilantro, to taste
  • hot sauce, to taste


  1. Toss chopped onions and peppers with 2 teaspoons of olive oil and grill or sauté in a skillet until they reach your desired texture. Once cooked, set aside.
  2. Brown turkey in a large skillet with a little olive oil. Break meat into smaller pieces as it cooks. Cook for about 6-8 minutes or until the turkey is no longer pink. Add taco seasoning to the pan and stir to combine. If the meat seems too dry, add a little water with the seasoning.
  3. While the turkey it cooking, prep your salads. Start with a base of romaine lettuce and begin layering the toppings — tomatoes, jalapeño slices, avocado and salad. Squeeze a little lime juice onto each salad and sprinkle on chopped cilantro. Add a few drops of hot sauce if using.