8 Layer Taco Salad

Tacos are a favorite in a lot of households.  A different twist on Taco Tuesday is this 8 Layer Taco Salad.  Fresh, easy to make, delicious, and Healthy! Feel free to add your favorite ingredients – I love adding chopped cilantro to my 8 Layer Taco Salad!


8 Layer Taco Salad


  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 1 pound 93%-lean ground turkey
  • 2 tablespoons chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt, divided
  • 1 avocado, pitted
  • 1/2 cup nonfat plain Greek yogurt
  • 1 1/2 cups crumbled unsalted tortilla chips
  • 1 cup prepared salsa
  • 1 15-ounce can pinto beans, rinse
  • 5 cups thinly sliced romaine lettuce
  • 1/2 cup shredded Mexican cheese blend
  • 1 medium tomato, chopped


  • Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add turkey, chili powder and 1/4 teaspoon salt. Cook, stirring and breaking up lumps, until cooked through, about 5 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, mash avocado, yogurt and the remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt in a small bowl with a fork until smooth.
  • Transfer the turkey and any juice from the pan to a serving bowl. Layer chips, salsa, beans and lettuce over the turkey. Spread the avocado mixture over the lettuce. Top with cheese, then tomato.



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