KKB Taco Salad

I like to call this the “Kathryn’s Kitchen Blog” Taco Salad because it is my favorite–mostly because it’s quick and healthy. I always have ground turkey meat laying around in my freezer. I season my ground turkey (or ground beef)  with a homemade taco seasoning (see recipe below) and sprinkle some on a salad and add some favorite Mexican fixins’ such as guacamole, salsa, cheese, cilantro, beans (optiional), and of course crushed tortilla chips for the crunchy topping and call it a taco salad. This is always a go-to salad especially when I have leftover taco meat in the fridge. Also, I love how healthy and delicious it is at the same time. Winner, winner taco salad dinner!

Yield: 4 servings

For the taco meat
1 lb ground turkey meat
1 yellow onion; chopped
1 tsp olive oil
1 Tbsp chili powder
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1/2 tsp onion powder
1/4 tsp crushed pepper flakes
1/4 tsp dried oregano; pinched
1/2 tsp paprika
1/2 tsp cumin
Salt and Pepper to taste
For the salad
Cheddar cheese
Tortilla chips; slightly crushed

1. Heat a large frying pan on medium heat and add olive oil and onions. Saute for 2-4 minutes until onions are wilted. Add ground turkey meat and add all seasonings to the pan. Mix together with a wooden spoon until meat is cooked (about 6-9 minutes).

2. This is the fun part because you get to add as much or little of the ingredients as you want. I like to layer my salad with lettuce on the bottom; then taco meat, cheese, guacamole, salsa, and more cheese.

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