20 Minute Turkey Taco Salad with Blistered Tomatoes
This 20 Minute Turkey Taco Salad with Blistered Tomatoes is probably the best salad I’ve ever had. Like. Ever! It has deliciously blistered tomatoes, taco spiced ground turkey, a crunch from the tortilla chip toppings, just all around an amazingly flavorful salad, and perfect for upcoming Cinco de Mayo.
When working on this post, I just thought that it couldn’t be more fitting than to post it on a Tuesday, this being for several reasons:
- On Tuesdays I go over to my friend Debbie’s house- she is a gorgeous mom to a beautiful little girl, we eat dinner together, watch some Doc McStuffins with her daughter who oh-so-cutely dances to the theme song, then after the little girl goes to bed, we watch The Good Wife (omg, they did that to Will? anyone else in total shock?!? and how is Diane’s hair so perfect all the time?!?) sorry, I digressed. Ok, so Debbie was the one who made this salad for dinner. I loved it so much I’ve made it twice since, and the first time I had it was only a week ago-so you know it’s good!
- Tuesdays have always been synonymous with Tacos…Taco Tuesdays anyone? So this is my contribution to Taco Tuesdays!
- This salad takes a whopping 20 minutes to make…20 minute Tuesdays? Yes please!
- And last, but certainly not least, Cinco de Mayo is next week, so here is an amazing recipe for you to add to your menu!
- 1.25 lbs Lean Ground Turkey
- 1 Pint Cherry Tomatoes
- 1 tsp olive oil
- 1 tsp garlic flavored olive oil or grape seed oil
- 1 Packet (1oz) Taco Seasoning
- 1 Cup Four Cheese Mexican Cheese Blend made with 2% milk (or cheddar)
- ½ cup Salsa (heat level you like, I used medium)
- 4 Tbs Sour Cream
- 1 Avocado
- 4 handfuls of tortilla chips
- 1 bag (1lb or more ) of Hearts of Romaine Lettuce (or any other desired kind of lettuce)
- Start by cooking the ground turkey with 1 tsp olive oil in a frying pan. When most of the turkey starts turning white (about 10 minutes) add the taco seasoning packet and continue to cook until done (another 5 minutes).
- While the ground turkey is cooking, in another pan blister the grape tomatoes. Do this by heating up the garlic flavored olive oil or grape seed oil for a minute, then add the tomatoes and stir only occasionally until they start to look 'blistered' or a little shriveled (about 10 minutes). Season with some salt and pepper (optional).
- To assemble the salad set out 4 bowls, divide salad between the bowls. top with salsa, avocados, ground turkey, tomatoes, cheese, salsa, crumble up some tortilla chips and top with a dollop of sour cream, and viola you have yourself a 20 minute turkey taco salad with blistered tomatoes.