5 Ingredient Turkey Taco Salad and {27 Salads I need in my life}

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Bring on the fresh greens, veggies and dressing, today I’m talking 5 ingredient turkey taco salads and 27 salads I need in my life!

Lately I’ve been craving ALL THE SALAD! It started when I was making yogurt lemon chicken salad for dinner and just so happened to be photographed for an article in the paper. I was pleasantly surprised at how much I enjoyed the salad and how quick it was to make. Then I shared my recipe for steak caprese salad and a cool trick for how to dress a salad. So needless to say, I’m totally loving salads but am a little embarrassed to admit that while I actually really do love salads, I don’t make them nearly enough.

27 Amazing Salads you need in your life from @sweetphi

I started looking around the web for inspiration from some of my favorite food bloggers…less than an hour later I had a huge list of salads that I knew I just needed in my life:

  1. Yogurt lemon chicken salad – SweetPhi
  2. The Easiest Chopped Chickpea Greek Salad – Ambitious Kitchen
  3. Winter chopped salad with roasted sweet potatoes and blood orange vinaigrette – How Sweet Eats
  4. Citrus fennel and avocado salad– Foodiecrush
  5. Thai cashew chicken salad – Bev Cooks
  6. Blueberry chicken chopped salad – Gimme Some Oven
  7. Rainbow harvest salad with avocados – The Lemon Bowl
  8. Seared Ribeye Steak Asparagus Salad – Order in the Kitchen
  9. Chopped thai salad with sesame garlic dressing – Pinch of Yum
  10. Chicken zucchini pesto salad – Heather Christo
  11. The greenest salad – 101 Cookbooks
  12. Kale salad with bacon and caramelized onions – Food Faith Fitness
  13. Winter Roasted Veggie Chicken Chopped Salad – Cookie Monster Cooking
  14. Rainbow power kale salad with peanut dijon dressing – Housewife in Training Files
  15. Rainbow salad with chicken and blood orange dressing – SweetPhi
  16. Green salad with apples cranberries and pepitas – Cookie and Kate
  17. Parmesan crusted romaine and chicken salad – SweetPhi
  18. Napa chopped salad – Eat 2 Gather
  19. Strawberry goat cheese quinoa salad – Nutmeg Nanny
  20. Tex Mex Salad – Real Food by Dad
  21. French Bean Salad – Well Plated
  22. Spring chopped salad – Not Without Salt
  23. Grilled romaine salad – I am Food Blog
  24. Shaved asparagus salad – Bakers Royale
  25. Roasted carrot and avocado salad – What’s Gaby Cooking
  26. Summer harvest salad – Dine and Dish
  27. Steak Caprese Salad – SweetPhi

And since today is Five Ingredient Friday, here’s a super simple version of my turkey taco salad that I make with only five ingredients (for those times I don’t have time to blister tomatoes)

5 ingredient turkey taco salad

5 Ingredient turkey taco salad
  • 1 lb ground turkey, extra lean
  • 1 cup salsa, divided
  • 6-8 cups romaine (or lettuce of choice)
  • 1 cup tortilla chips
  • 1 cup shredded cheese (I use Mexican blend cheese or pepperjack)
  1. Pour ½ cup salsa in a large frying pan and add in the ground turkey and cook it, breaking it up as you cook it. Cook for 15 minutes, or until the turkey is cooked through.
  2. In a large bowl (or 4 small bowls) divide out the lettuce.
  3. When turkey is done cooking spoon out on top of salad, pour remaining salsa on top of ground turkey, then add the cheese and tortilla chips (I like to crush some of the tortilla chips as I add them on top of the salad).
  4. Mix the salad and enjoy!
If making this salad for eating at a later time just cook the ground turkey and salsa and store it in an air tight container in the fridge until ready to use.
This salad is good with both warm or cold ground turkey
Alternatively you could use slow cooker salsa chicken as a topping (just put salsa and chicken in a crock pot on low for 6 hours and then shred when done).

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Showing 13 comments
  • Reply

    Did you make that salad in a colander? Genius idea for a picture! I love simple salads like this – not a ton of ingredients but a ton of flavor. I also love the recipe list you compiled – so helpful to have everything in one place!

    • Sweetphi

      Simple salads are my favorite kind too…if I’m wanting something quick and easy I don’t want to spend hours making it, you know? That bowl the salad is in is actually from an antique store, it’s not a colander, although now that you said that i looked at it and it totally looks like one lol! Thank you, as always for your lovely comment!

  • Lynn Lovejoy

    OMG I want ALL of these salads starting with that taco salad!! WOW girl just WOW! Thank you so so much for including my salad in this list! Love you! xo

    • Sweetphi

      I had to include you in the list girl, that steak and asparagus salad? Yes, that I need in my life 🙂 Love you!

  • steworastory

    Taco salads are my jam. I eat them all the time, and tell myself that the presence of lettuce and tomatoes makes it healthy despite the large number of tortilla chips that I pile on top….ha. Pinning this great list of salads!!!

    • Sweetphi

      Thank you so much for the comment and the pin, I truly appreciate that! And I tell myself that the presence of lettuce and tomatoes makes taco salads healthier too 🙂

  • Reply

    Omg. I need all the salad in my life too. All of these look amazing! And I love your easy turkey taco salad, heck I might throw it together for dinner tonight. xoxo

    • Sweetphi

      I’m on this salad kick that doesn’t seem to be slowing down anytime soon, which I’m totally ok with 🙂 Thank you so much for your comment girl 🙂

  • sheila

    I am in agreement with Monique up there!! I need all these salads in my life as well. Great sharing post! xoxo Sheila

    • Sweetphi

      Thank you so much Sheila, can’t wait to make your salad, and thank you for stopping by to comment 🙂

  • Amanda

    This is such a great idea! Love that you used turkey!

    • Sweetphi

      Thank you so much Amanda! I love turkey for this turkey taco salad, it also makes me feel healthier as I eat alllll the chips with it lol!

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