Healthy Ground Turkey Taco Salad Bowls

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This Healthy Taco Salad is the universal delight of taco night, transformed into a wholesome package you can feel great devouring for nutritious lunches and dinners. Just like a taco salad with fresh green lettuce, topped with a flavorful & healthy ground turkey and brown rice mixture, and loaded with all your favorite taco toppings.


  • 1 lb ground turkey
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 red bell pepper, diced small
  • 2 celery stalks, diced small (about 1/3 cup)
  • 1/4 cup sliced green onions
  • 1 jar (16 oz) salsa
  • 1 can (15 oz) pinto beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 cup uncooked instant brown rice
  • 1 cup water

Taco Salad Bowls

  • 1 bag (10 oz) chopped romaine lettuce
  • shredded cheese
  • chopped tomatoes
  • chopped black olives
  • sour cream
  • guacamole OR avocado chunks
  • chopped cilantro



  1. In a large skillet, over medium-high heat, combine ground turkey, cumin, garlic powder, salt, pepper, bell pepper, celery, and green onions. Cook and crumble until no longer pink, about 5-7 minutes. Drain.
  2. Stir in salsa, beans, uncooked instant rice, and water. Bring to a boil. Once boiling, cover with lid and reduce heat to low. Let simmer for 15 minutes until water is absorbed.
  3. Layer each bowl with chopped romaine lettuce (or green leaf lettuce), top with a scoop of ground turkey mixture, and then all your favorite toppings.


Healthy Ground Turkey Taco Salad Bowls

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