TURKEY: Easy Taco Salad

Happy Taco Tuesday everyone!

Are you looking for an easy dinner idea for tonight to celebrate? Well I have one here for you that comes together quickly and is absolutely delicious! And it is low(er) on carbs (if you care about that sort of thing) then your typical taco recipe.

Instead of making regular tacos, I decided to go the salad route. We had a whole package of arugula in the refrigerator that needed to be used. It was actually the inspiration for the recipe! It made for a great base on which to build my taco salad. For my protein, I used ground turkey and beef bacon, aka Facon. The smokiness of the Facon worked really well together with the tender spiced turkey. I used Ortega Taco Sauce as our “dressing.” HOLY YUM. I wish we could have this every night!

Thankfully, I made extra turkey so I was able to eat the leftovers for lunch the next day at work. #WINNING


Ground Turkey, 1 package

Beef Bacon (aka Facon), 1 package, diced (you could use any kind of bacon)

Arugula (any leafy green will work)

Tortilla Chips, 5, crushed

Ortega Taco Sauce (to use as dressing)

Onion, 1, small, chopped

Fresh Garlic, 2, finely chopped

Garlic Powder

Sea Salt


Fresh Ground Pepper

Smoked Paprika


  1. Place your ground turkey into a medium sized bowl. Sprinkle in the spices and then mix together, using your hands, being careful to make sure that the spices are evenly distributed.
  2. Heat a skillet on the stovetop. Sauté the beef bacon until the pieces are crispy. Set aside on a paper towel lined plate.  Leave the beef bacon fat in the pan. You will use this to sauté the onion, garlic and ground turkey.
  3. Add the chopped onion and fresh garlic to the skillet. Sauté until the onion is just starting to become translucent.
  4. Add the turkey to the skillet. Using your mixing spoon, break up the turkey as it cooks.
  5. Sauté until the turkey is cooked all the way through.
  6. It is time to assemble the salads! Arugula down first, then turkey, beef bacon, crushed tortilla chips and then dressing. Enjoy!


  1. Emily Wilkinson
    February 6, 2018 / 9:36 pm

    totally bookmarking this for a future dinner!

  2. February 7, 2018 / 3:52 am

    This looks so yummy! I will have to give a try! The hubby would probably love it!

  3. Ruth Ridley
    February 7, 2018 / 1:23 pm

    This looks so so good!! You are a great cook!

  4. Anna English
    February 7, 2018 / 2:26 pm

    This looks delish and SO easy to make!

  5. February 7, 2018 / 2:27 pm

    You’re making me miss eating turkey! I hate having food allergies, I’ll tell you what haha!

  6. February 7, 2018 / 3:18 pm

    This sounds delish – have to try soon!! XO

  7. February 7, 2018 / 6:33 pm

    Oh my gosh this sounds so yummy! I’ve been in a recipe rut so this was the perfect post for me!

    xo, Sara

  8. February 8, 2018 / 11:22 pm

    OMG this looks delicious. I need to make this asap! Thanks for sharing!

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