Gabby’s Tasty Taco Salad
Hey Hey Friends! This week, in honor of National Nutrition Month, yes friends, March is indeed National
Nutrition Month; I’ve decided to post both a recipe and a step-by-step tutorial of how to make today’s recipe!
We’re making my Tasty Taco Salad. This twist on your classic layered bean dip recipe is healthy and delicious. I’ve gotten rid of all the unhealthy ingredients like sour cream, refried beans, and over-salted beef.
Thanks for reading and watching everyone! What are you going to do this month to make sure your meals are both nutritious and delicious? Go on and leave it in the comments below, I always like to hear from my readers!
Gabby’s Tasty Taco Salad with Avocado-Yogurt Cream
This healthy twist on layered bean dip is sure to be a hit at any party. I’ve gotten rid of the unhealthy things like sour cream and replaced them with a home made Avocado & Yogurt dressing!
Prep Time: 15 min
Cook Time: 15 min
Total Time: 30 mins
1 tablespoon canola oil
1 pound 93%-lean ground turkey
2 tablespoons chili powder
½ teaspoon salt, divided
1 avocado, pitted
½ cup nonfat plain Greek yogurt
1 ½ cups crumbled unsalted tortilla chips
1 cup prepared salsa
1 15-ounce can pinto beans, rinsed
5 cups thinly sliced romaine lettuce
½ cup shredded Mexican cheese blend
1 medium tomato, chopped
(MOM & DAD) Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat.
Add turkey, chili powder and 1/4 teaspoon salt.
…stirring and breaking up lumps, until cooked through (about 5
Next, mash avocado, yogurt and the remaining ¼ teaspoon salt in a
small bowl with a fork until smooth.
Remove turkey from heat and transfer from the pan to a serving bowl.
Layer chips, then salsa, then beans and then lettuce over the turkey.
Finally, spread the avocado mixture over the lettuce.
Top with cheese, then tomato and serve!
Nutrition information per serving
Calories 383 | Carbohydrates 29 grams(g)
Fat 20 grams(g) | Protein 25 grams(g)
Sodium 630 milligrams(mg) | Sugar 0 grams (g)
By Gabby & Chef Steve
We start by browning our turkey meat. Be sure to make a hole in the center of the meat to bring out the flavors. I’m using lean turkey meat and my grandmother’s “secret” taco seasoning (I included it in my recipe below).
Next, we prepare our avocado-yogurt dressing. This is the key ingredient for the dish. Thanks to yogurt the dressing is rich in protein, vitamins and minerals like calcium and B-12, and probiotics. Probiotics are “good bacteria” that help with digestion among other things.
Then we prepare our layers, I use fresh tomatoes, romaine lettuce, salt free tortilla chips, and low fat cheese. Ok, so are you ready to try it at home? We’ve got the full recipe below. Or, if you are more of a visual person, check out this quick “how-to” video and watch me prepare the recipe in my kitchen!