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Turkey and Sweet Potato Taco Salad
with avocado 'cream'

Active: 35 min Total: 35 min
This taco salad is full of flavor and textures. Dressed with our unique paleo avocado 'cream', we know you'll be repeating this one!
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Ingredients

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Servings:
4
Turkey and Sweet Potato Taco Salad:
  • Turkey, ground - 1 lb
  • Cumin - 1/2 tsp
  • Coriander, ground - 1/2 tsp
  • Garlic powder - 1/2 tsp
  • Onion powder - 1/2 tsp
  • Bragg's / coconut aminos - 2 Tbsp
  • Onions, red - 1/2, diced
  • Sweet potatoes - 1 lb, peeled and shredded
  • Romaine lettuce hearts - 1, sliced
  • Tomatoes, cherry or grape - 8 oz, halved
  • Oil, cooking - 1 1/2 Tbsp
  • Avocado 'cream' (ingredients listed separately) - ~1 cup
Avocado 'Cream':
  • Avocados, medium - 1
  • Cucumbers - 1/4 cup, chopped
  • Salt - 1/4 tsp
  • Lime juice - 1 Tbsp

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Prep

  1. Ground turkey - Season with cumin, coriander, garlic powder, onion powder and aminos. (Can be done up to 1 day ahead)
  2. Red onions / Sweet potatoes - Prep as directed. Sweet potatoes can be shredded using a box grater or a food processor. (Can be done up to 4 days ahead)
  3. Romaine lettuce / Tomatoes / Cucumbers - Prep as directed.
  4. Make avocado ‘cream’ - Halve avocado and scoop out flesh. Blend salt, cucumber, avocado, and lime juice in a blender (or use a hand blender) until smooth. (Can be done up to 3 days ahead)

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Make

  1. Heat a skillet, saute pan or wok over medium-high heat. Add oil and then red onions and ground turkey to heated oil. Saute for 2 to 3 minutes.
  2. Add sweet potatoes with some salt. Stir and saute for another 6 to 8 minutes, until sweet potatoes are tender.
  3. Divide up romaine lettuce. Layer with turkey and sweet potatoes. Top with tomatoes and avocado ‘cream’ and dig in!

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Reviews

Ratings

Original (87)
Gluten-free (3)
Paleo (18)
Vegetarian (12)

40 reviews

This was great and super easy! To make it dairy-free, I made the crema by smashing the avocado into some vegan cream cheese (~2 Tbsp) and adding chopped cilantro (~1 tsp) and a little squeeze of lime to thin it out.

By: Sarah
Posted: Sep 13, 2021
Diet: Vegetarian
0 Helpful

You can easily make this vegan by replacing the sour cream with the same amount of avocado. I actually prefer it this way. Also great for breakfast!!!

By: Gabrielle
Posted: Feb 20, 2021
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

Loved the avocado cream and spices!

By: Christy
Posted: Jan 01, 2019
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

I added red peppers and served the avocados on the side instead of as a dressing. Delicious!

By: June
Posted: Oct 20, 2016
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

I used tortillas that are raw and you quickly heat them up in a bare cast iron skillet. These tacos are amazing. I'll make these again. I ommitted the jalapeño.

By: Liza
Posted: Oct 03, 2016
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

Yummy, except for the avocado cream; the yogurt flavor was too predominate. I'll tweak the recipe for next time.

By: Lisa
Posted: Sep 18, 2016
Diet: Original
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