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    Turkey Taco Salad

  • 3 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1/2 cup onion -- chopped
  • 1 lb ground turkey -- lean
  • 1 tbsp Tex Mex Seasoning Blend -- * see note
  • 2 plum tomatoes -- chopped
  • 1/2 cup scallions (both green & white) sliced
  • salt and pepper -- ** see note
  • 4 cups mixed greens
  • 1 cup cheddar cheese -- shredded
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1 cup salsa -- *** I omitted this
  • cilantro -- for garnish
  • 4 black olives -- pitted & sliced
  • Place a large skillet over medium-high heat. When hot, add oil and onions. Saute for about 5 minutes. Add ground turkey and saute until brown, about 5 minutes. Drain off any excess fat. Add Tex Mex Seasoning Blend, salt and pepper. Cook for 3 more minutes. Remove from heat. Add tomatoes, scallions and olives. Season with salt and pepper, if necessary.

    Divide the greens among 4 plates. Divide meat among 4 plates. Top with cheese, sour cream, salsa (if using), and garnish with cilantro.

    NOTES : Risa's notes:

    * Instead of commercial taco seasoning, I made my own. In a jar, place 1 tbsp + 1 tsp cayenne pepper, 2 tbsp + 2 tsp dried oregano, 2 tbsp + 2 tsp ground cumin, 1 tbsp + 1 tsp ground coriander, 2 tsp black pepper and 2 tsp sea salt. Close the jar well and shake to mix well. Store in an airtight container for up to 6 months.

    If you don't feel like making your own, you can use commercial taco seasoning mixture, altho' it has a lot of sugar in it.

    ** I created a Southwestern salt mixture to use instead of just salt and pepper. It includes coarse sea salt, black pepper and lots of different southwestern seasonings such as cumin, mexican oregano, arbol chiles, and thyme. I ground them up together and placed them in a shaker.

    *** Make your own salsa and that will, of course, include chiles. I omitted it as I didn't have any in the house nor did I have extra tomatoes, just the ones for the actual salad.

    From: RisaG.Adapted from Fast & Easy by Suzanne Somers
    FOR PERSONAL USE ONLY. RIGHTS RESERVED.
    Posted By: RisaG, Via: Chile Head Mailing List
    Post Date: Sun, 12 Jan 2003

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