Skinny Taco Salad – Meal Prep

This Skinny Taco Salad is made full of flavor! It is a HEALTHIER version of traditional tacos, loaded with lean ground turkey, shredded cheddar cheese, pico de gallo, salsa, and plain greek yogurt overtop a bed of crisp romaine lettuce.

This makes for a simple, quick and delicious meal prep option!

Skinny Taco Salad - try this recipe if you're looking for a low-carb, HEALTHIER taco salad option! Made with lean ground turkey, tomato sauce, salsa, and a delicious blend of seasonings! Full of flavor, perfect for #mealprep, and guaranteed to become a favorite of yours! #salads #mealprepsalad #easyrecipes | https://withpeanutbutterontop.com

HEALTHIER TACO SALAD

If you’re a fan of tacos and salads, then you’re in the right place! If you’re looking for an easy and quick recipe to meal prep, then you’re in the right place, too!

This recipe is not only a great light lunch or dinner option, but it is also a great to-go kit to throw together for your weekday lunches. Bonus? It’s a healthier take on the traditional Taco Tuesday that we all know and LOVE. Win win!

Well, unless you’re like me and it’s Taco Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, or any day of the week for that matter. Taco’s are good at any time. Not just on Tuesdays. 😉

These taco salads are the perfect blend of healthy and indulging. They are full of vegetables, protein, and tons of flavor. All while being on the lighter side of things. The portions make for a filling lunch option and not an overindulging one. Which is perfect if you’re trying to portion control.

Pair this Skinny Taco Salad with my scrumptious, easy-to-make Avocado Corn SalsaSo good!

INGREDIENTS NEEDED TO MAKE THIS SALAD

  • 93% lean ground turkey
  • Olive oil
  • Veggies: onion, garlic, and bell pepper
  • Tomato sauce – no salt added
  • Seasonings: ground cumin, chili powder, smoked paprika, oregano, and cayenne red pepper (optional, will add heat!)
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
    Sides:
  • Romaine lettuce
  • Salsa – your favorite kind
  • Shredded cheddar or mexican blend cheese
  • Plain greek yogurt (or sub with sour cream)
  • Pico de gallo
  • Lime wedges
  • Garnish: freshly chopped cilantro

Skinny Taco Salad - try this recipe if you're looking for a low-carb, HEALTHIER taco salad option! Made with lean ground turkey, tomato sauce, salsa, and a delicious blend of seasonings! Full of flavor, perfect for #mealprep, and guaranteed to become a favorite of yours! #salads #mealprepsalad #easyrecipes | https://withpeanutbutterontop.com

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ENDLESS OPTIONS:

  • Substitute ground chicken for the ground turkey.
  • For added protein: add in black beans or pinto beans.
  • Don’t have bell peppers? Sub with mushrooms or corn!
  • Substitute the toppings listed above for any of your favorite taco toppings.
  • If you’re missing the crunch of a hard taco shell, break one up and serve it overtop of the salad. Or serve with a few tortilla chips.

The beauty of this recipe is that all you need is a cutting board and knife and a pan to cook this in! Enjoy the salad immediately or divide the ingredients between four divided meal prep containers to have for your lunch for the next few days.

Everything is divided into their own little containers and bags – which I highly recommend. This will prevent the meal from getting soggy and when it’s time to re-heat the ground turkey, it’s completely separate from the salad, chips, and toppings.  I use re-useable dressing containers to separate my pico de gallo, greek yogurt, etc.

Skinny Taco Salad - try this recipe if you're looking for a low-carb, HEALTHIER taco salad option! Made with lean ground turkey, tomato sauce, salsa, and a delicious blend of seasonings! Full of flavor, perfect for #mealprep, and guaranteed to become a favorite of yours! #salads #mealprepsalad #easyrecipes | https://withpeanutbutterontop.com

MORE TACO TUESDAY INSPIRED RECIPES TO TRY

  1. Taco Stuffed Sweet Potatoes
  2. Easy Instant Pot Chicken Taco Soup
  3. Homemade Taco Seasoning
  4. Loaded Skinny Taco Flatbread Pizza
  5. Southwest Style Sweet Potato Taco Lettuce Wraps

FAVORITE MEAL PREP TOOLS:

Skinny Taco Salad - try this recipe if you're looking for a low-carb, HEALTHIER taco salad option! Made with lean ground turkey, tomato sauce, salsa, and a delicious blend of seasonings! Full of flavor, perfect for #mealprep, and guaranteed to become a favorite of yours! #salads #mealprepsalad #easyrecipes | https://withpeanutbutterontop.com



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Skinny Taco Salad - try this recipe if you're looking for a low-carb, HEALTHIER taco salad option! Made with lean ground turkey, tomato sauce, salsa, and a delicious blend of seasonings! Full of flavor, perfect for #mealprep, and guaranteed to become a favorite of yours! #salads #mealprepsalad #easyrecipes | https://withpeanutbutterontop.com

Skinny Taco Salad - Meal Prep

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Skinny Taco Salad - comes together quickly and easily, all in one pan. Great low-carb, high protein light lunch option or to make ahead for meal prep!
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Course: Main Course, Meal Prep, Salad
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: Meal Prep, Salad, Skinny Taco Salad
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 265kcal
Author: Samantha Buckner

Ingredients:

Meat:

  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 small yellow onion, (diced)
  • 1/2 bell pepper, (any color, diced)
  • 1 lb 93% lean ground turkey
  • 1/2 tsp salt, (more or less, to taste)
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper, (more or less, to taste)
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1/2 tsp chili powder
  • 1/2 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1/2 tsp dried oregano
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne red pepper, (optional *WILL add heat!)
  • 3 cloves garlic, (minced - 1 1/2 tsp minced)
  • 2 tbsp salsa, (your favorite salsa)
  • 1/3 cup no salt added tomato sauce

Sides:

  • 8 cups chopped romaine
  • 1/2 cup salsa, (your favorite salsa)
  • 1/2 cup pico de gallo, (store-bought or homemade)
  • 1/2 cup plain greek yogurt, (or sub sour cream)
  • 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese, (or mexican blend)

Garnishment:

  • lime wedges
  • freshly chopped cilantro

Instructions:

  • Place a large nonstick pan over medium heat and add the olive oil.
  • Once heated, add the onions and peppers. Sauté 3-4 minutes or until the onions are translucent. Add the minced garlic and cook 1 minute.
  • Add the ground turkey, breaking it apart with a wooden spoon as it cooks. Once it is halfway cooked, add the seasonings, stir well and cook until browned.
  • Add in salsa and tomato sauce, stirring well to fully incorporate. Lower the heat to a simmer. Cook for 2-3 minutes.
  • Remove and divide the meat and sides into four separate meal prep containers, sandwich bags, and dressing containers.
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NUTRITION:

Nutrition Facts
Skinny Taco Salad - Meal Prep
Amount Per Serving (1 serving)
Calories 265 Calories from Fat 63
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 7g 11%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
Monounsaturated Fat 0g
Cholesterol 66mg 22%
Sodium 958mg 40%
Potassium 804mg 23%
Total Carbohydrates 16g 5%
Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
Sugars 8g
Protein 35g 70%
Vitamin A 188%
Vitamin C 33.5%
Calcium 14.6%
Iron 14.7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Skinny Taco Salad - try this recipe if you're looking for a low-carb, HEALTHIER taco salad option! Made with lean ground turkey, tomato sauce, salsa, and a delicious blend of seasonings! Full of flavor, perfect for #mealprep, and guaranteed to become a favorite of yours! #salads #mealprepsalad #easyrecipes | https://withpeanutbutterontop.com Skinny Taco Salad - try this recipe if you're looking for a low-carb, HEALTHIER taco salad option! Made with lean ground turkey, tomato sauce, salsa, and a delicious blend of seasonings! Full of flavor, perfect for #mealprep, and guaranteed to become a favorite of yours! #salads #mealprepsalad #easyrecipes | https://withpeanutbutterontop.com Skinny Taco Salad - try this recipe if you're looking for a low-carb, HEALTHIER taco salad option! Made with lean ground turkey, tomato sauce, salsa, and a delicious blend of seasonings! Full of flavor, perfect for #mealprep, and guaranteed to become a favorite of yours! #salads #mealprepsalad #easyrecipes | https://withpeanutbutterontop.com
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