Southwestern Turkey Salad
This is a colorful way to create a turkey salad without using lettuce or tomato. It’s very tasty and can be modified to be “hotter” very easily by modifying the spices or using a different salsa.
Servings Prep Time
4people 20minutes
Cook Time
5minutes
Servings Prep Time
4people 20minutes
Cook Time
5minutes
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Slice the zucchini 1/8″ inch thick, shred the cheddar cheese, and chop the cilantro.
  2. Bring a pot containing 4 qt. water to a boil. This will be used to blanch the zucchini. If the water comes to a full boil before you’re ready to blanch the zucchini, just turn the heat off and leave a lid on the pot.
  3. Heat a large skillet over medium heat. When the skillet is hot, add the olive oil. When the oil is shimmering, add the turkey and cook until turkey is barely pink. Add the chili powder, lime juice, taco seasoning and stir together well and cook until turkey is no longer pink.
  4. Add the salsa and simmer the turkey mixture for 5 minutes. While the turkey mixture is simmering, it’s a good time to slice the avocado.
  5. When the turkey has about a minute to go, blanch the zucchini by putting the slices in boiling water for about a minute. Drain the zucchini and place zucchini slices in a circle on a plate.
  6. Spoon the turkey mixture on top of the zucchini, top with avocado slices and cheddar cheese. Serve with tortilla chips.
Recipe Notes

I like to get my prep work done in advance. This sometimes means I wind up with more dishes to do, but it relieves so much stress while you’re in the “assembly phase”. When we make this, we make individual plates, but you could make one large plate if you prefer.