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Mexican-Spiced Ground Turkey and Mushrooms
with guacamole / spinach salad

Active: 30 minTotal: 30 min

With a savory blend of spices, this quick saute is flavorful and fast. Top the turkey and mushrooms with guacamole for an additional Mexican touch!



  • Shallots - 1 clove, chopped
  • Cilantro - 1 Tbsp, chopped
  • Avocados - 2, mashed
  • Lime juice - 3 tsp
  • Hot sauce (opt) - to taste
Mexican-Spiced Ground Turkey and Mushrooms:
  • Garlic - 2 cloves, chopped
  • Chili powder - 1 tsp
  • Oregano, dried - 1/2 tsp
  • Cumin - 1/2 tsp
  • Coriander, ground - 1/2 tsp
  • Salt - 1/2 tsp
  • Black pepper - 1/4 tsp
  • Mushrooms, any button - 8 oz, sliced (look for pre-sliced to save time)
  • Oil, cooking - 1 Tbsp
  • Turkey, ground - 1 1/2 lbs
Spinach Salad with Tomatoes:
  • Tomatoes, any type - 6 oz, chopped
  • Mustard, Dijon - 2 tsp
  • Honey - 1 tsp
  • Vinegar, red or white wine - 1 Tbsp
  • Paprika - 1/4 tsp
  • Oil, cooking - 3 Tbsp
  • Baby spinach - 5 oz

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Serving Size: 1 serving
Servings Per Recipe 4
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  1. Shallots / Garlic - Prep as directed. Store separately. (Can be done up to 5 days ahead)
  2. Make spice mix - Combine chili powder, oregano, cumin, coriander, salt, and pepper. (Can be done up to 5 days ahead)
  3. Mushrooms (if not pre-sliced) - Slice mushrooms. (Can be done up to 3 days ahead)
  4. Tomatoes / Cilantro - Prep as directed.
  5. Make guacamole - Mash avocados. Add shallots, cilantro, lime juice, and hot sauce (if using). Season with some salt and pepper.


  1. Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add oil (portion for turkey / mushrooms) and then mushrooms to heated oil. Saute until mushrooms are tender, ~4 minutes.
  2. Add garlic, turkey, and spice mix. Saute turkey and mushrooms together until turkey is cooked through, ~5 minutes more.
  3. Whisk together mustard, honey, vinegar, and paprika. Add oil (portion for salad) while whisking. Top with spinach and tomatoes. Wait to toss until right before serving.
  4. Divide turkey and mushrooms between serving plates. Serve with guacamole on top and salad on the side. Enjoy!

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This meal has 22 reviews

Way better than I expected!

By: Sundi
Posted: Jul 21, 2019
Diet: Original

Pretty delicious for how simple it was. Favourited!

By: Jenna
Posted: Jul 11, 2019
Diet: Original

Added black beans to the quesadillas. Also needed about 2x as much filling - the meal would have been slight otherwise. Didn't get to make the guac since my avocados were rock solid.

By: Angela
Posted: Jul 08, 2019
Diet: Original

This was good but not particularly noteworthy--just standard quesadillas. For a little extra, we might add squash, sweet potatoes, or some vegan sausage.

By: Jenn
Posted: Jul 06, 2019
Diet: Original

This was delicious. I held back on the cheese and next time I would be more generous with it. Nice flavors--really easy.

By: Rachel
Posted: Jun 29, 2019
Diet: Original

Easy to make and pretty good but I think it needed some protein to me satisfied longer

By: Gayle
Posted: Jun 27, 2019
Diet: Original