15 Minute Paleo Tacos & Taco Seasoning
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Recipe type: Main Dish/Seasoning Mix
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Serves: 4
 
Ingredients
  • FOR THE SALAD
  • 1lb ground turkey
  • Several tablespoons homemade taco seasoning (recipe below)
  • 3 hearts of Romaine Lettuce
  • 1 large cucumber
  • 2 ripe avocados
  • 2-3 roma tomatoes
  • 1 large red bell pepper
  • 4 scallions (green onions)
  • approx 1 cup salsa (or more depending on how "wet" you like your salad)
  • FOR THE TACO SEASONING
  • 4 tbsp. chili powder
  • 3 tbsp. plus 1 tsp. paprika
  • 3 tbsp. ground cumin
  • 1 tbsp. plus 2 tsp. onion powder
  • 1 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1⁄4 tsp. cayenne pepper
Instructions
  1. TO ASSEMBLE TACO SEASONING
  2. Combine all spices in an airtight container and shake well to mix.
  3. TO ASSEMBLE SALAD
  4. Set a pan over medium high heat and cook ground turkey until it is no longer pink, stirring frequently.
  5. While you're cooking the turkey, chop romaine hearts and divide among 4 large salad plates.
  6. Stir turkey to make sure it is cooking evenly.
  7. Chop cucumber, avocado, tomatoes, bell pepper, and scallions and add evenly to each plate of lettuce.
  8. When turkey is no longer pink, add several tablespoons (I usually use 3-4) of the homemade taco seasoning and stir to fully incorporate. If the meat is somewhat dry, splash a little water into the pan to loosen everything up and help the seasoning coat the meat crumbles evenly.
  9. When the meat is fully cooked and seasoned, top each salad with approximately ¼ the total amount.
  10. Top with salsa and a few crushed tortilla chips (optional - not paleo) and enjoy!
  11. Any extra cooked & seasoned meat can be stored in an airtight container in the fridge for up to a week!
Recipe by Daily Rebecca at http://www.dailyrebecca.com/2013/06/15-minute-paleo-taco-salad/