I really love tacos, as do many other people, I’m sure! We wanted to create a healthy version of one of our favorite dinners.
This meal consisted of ground turkey meat with a healthy taco seasoning, peppers, onions, and guacamole over spinach leaves.
First we’ll start off with the guac.
About 3 Haas Avocados (we used 3 and a half)
1/2 teaspoon of each: cayenne, salt, and cumin
1 tablespoon cilantro
1-2 cloves of minces garlic (to taste)
About half of an onion, chopped
Half of a jalapeno, chopped and seeds removed
1-2 tomatoes, chopped
In a bowl, mash up the avocados and add in lime juice. Then add in yours seasonings and mix together. Finally add in your garlic, onion, jalapeno, and tomatoes. Let it sit for a little while for all of the flavors to blend together. Also, if you want to keep your guac from turning brown quickly, save the avocado pits and place them in the guac.
Turkey Taco Meat and Seasoning:
Approximately 4 servings
1 lb ground turkey meat
1/2 chopped onion
1/2 chopped jalapeno without seeds
About 3 cloves of garlic, minced
1 tablespoon chili powder
1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
1/4 teaspoon dried oregano
1/2 teaspoon paprika
1 1/2 teaspoons cumin
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon black pepper
1 cup of tomato paste or sauce
First prepare a bowl with all of the seasonings mixed together. Heat up a large pan on medium with a thin layer of oil. Add in your minced garlic and chopped onions. Once they start browning a little, add in your ground turkey. Mix up the turkey meat with the onions and garlic. Once the meat begins cooking a bit, add in your mixed bowl of seasonings and the chopped jalapenos. Be sure to mix everything well. Finally, add in the cup of tomato sauce. Mix and let simmer for a few minutes.
In another pan we heated up a little oil with 2 cloves of minced garlic, and about 1/2 a chopped onion and 1 sliced red pepper.
For our leaves, we chose spinach. Once everything was done we put in a bowl: spinach leaves, sauteed peppers and onions, the turkey taco meat, topped off with guac. And there you have it. A great taco salad!