Turkey Taco Salad

Turkey Taco Salad with Cumin Lime Dressing

This takes all the essentials of old school, hard shell tacos and turns it into a bright, flavorful salad. When buying taco seasoning mix, read the label to make sure there are no unsavory additives or mystery ingredients. Simply organic and Bearitos are the two brands I typically buy.

Course Main Dish
Cuisine Mexican
Prep Time 25 minutes
Servings 4 to 5 servings
Calories 375 kcal
Author katiemorford


  • 1 pound ground turkey
  • 1 packet taco seasoning mix
  • 1 head Romaine lettuce
  • 3/4 cup halved cherry tomatoes
  • 1/3 English cucumber, quartered lengthwise and sliced (1 cup)
  • 5 radishes, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 large avocado, cut into cubes
  • 1 cup coarsely grated sharp Cheddar or Monterey Jack cheese
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
  • 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oile
  • 1/2 teaspoon honey
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • Fresh ground black pepper
  • Handful corn tortilla chips


  1. Follow the instructions on the taco seasoning mix packet for cooking 1 pound of ground meat.

  2. Wash, dry, and chop the Romaine lettuce. Transfer 4 generous handfuls to a large bowl. Add the tomatoes, cucumber, radishes, avocado, and cheese. Toss well.

  3. In a small bowl, whisk together the lime juice, apple cider vinegar, honey, olive oil, cumin, and several grounds of black pepper until smooth. 

  4. Break the tortilla chips over the salad and toss with enough of the dressing until lightly coated. Serve with the turkey on the side to be added at the table.