Taco Salad with Cilantro Lime Vinaigrette

Taco salad is usually one of those meals where the dairy is conspicuously missing. Not so here! Sam told me, “Mom, I’m really enjoying this!” Too cute! I shred his lettuce quite a bit, but he does eat it!  Make sure to include as many toppings and spices as you can here, and you won’t even miss the cheese!


  • 1/2 lb ground turkey
  • head of romaine lettuce
  • two roma tomatoes
  • two avocados
  • can of black beans, rinsed and drained
  • handful of frozen corn
  • two handfuls of cilantro
  • packet of taco seasoning, or a homemade mix similar to this one

Instructions: Wash lettuce and tomatoes. Shred lettuce, chop tomatoes and avocado. Pile all ingredients on lettuce. Brown turkey and when almost done, add your taco seasoning. Put on top of salad.

For the vinaigrette: (recipe adapted from foodnetwork.com). (Note: I did not measure here. I had two hungry little ones. I probably used less sugar and olive oil.)

  • Place lime juice, orange juice, honey, orange zest, and sugar in a large bowl. With a whisk in 1 hand and the oil in another, slowly begin to add the oil until it’s all gone. Season with salt and white pepper, to taste.


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