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Optavia Taco Salad Recipe

Optavia Taco Salad Recipe

Optavia Taco Salad is a quick and easy meal that combines all taco flavors in a healthy salad form. It’s filled with lean ground turkey, fresh veggies, cilantro, jalapeno and avocado for some added spice and creaminess.
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Course: Main Dish, Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 1 people
Calories: 590kcal


  • 1 Measuring Cup
  • 1 non-stick skillet
  • 1 measuring spoon
  • 1 stove


  • 1/2 pound of lean ground turkey sourced from high-quality, tender meat, ensuring a healthy and protein-packed base for your taco filling.
  • 1/2 tablespoon of zesty taco seasoning expertly blended with a variety of aromatic spices, adding a bold and savory kick to the filling.
  • 1/4 cup of vibrant and aromatic fresh chopped cilantro sourced from the finest herbs, adding a burst of freshness and a delightful herbal note to your dish.
  • 1 teaspoon of heart-healthy canola oil carefully measured to add a light and nutty flavor while ensuring a perfect sauté for the ground turkey.
  • 1/4 of a spicy jalapeno minced finely, providing a kick of heat and a subtle smokiness to your taco filling.
  • 2 cups of crisp and fresh chopped lettuce providing a refreshing and crunchy base for your tacos, enhancing the texture and taste.
  • 3/8 cup of luscious fresh diced tomatoes meticulously prepared for a juicy and sweet addition, complementing the savory flavors in your tacos.
  • 2 tablespoons of Chobani Plain Non-Fat Greek Yogurt, a wholesome and protein-packed alternative to sour cream, offering a velvety texture and a tangy taste to your tacos.
  • 1/2 stick of scallion minced to perfection, adding a mild and onion-like flavor, enhancing the overall taste profile of your tacos.
  • 1/4 of a creamy avocado diced into perfect cubes (approximately 1.5 oz), adding a creamy and rich texture, balancing the heat with its natural sweetness.


  • Sizzle the oil in a wide, hot skillet over high heat.
  • Cook the ground turkey until it is golden brown and fully cooked through - approximately 7-8 minutes.
  • Add the taco seasoning to the pan and stir it into the mixture.
  • Create an eye-catching layered salad bowl with lettuce, cilantro, tomatoes, jalapeno, scallion, avocado and the cooked turkey.
  • Top off the Optavia Taco Salad with a drizzle of non-fat Greek yogurt for added flavor and creaminess.
  • Serve your masterpiece piping hot or chill it until ready to enjoy.


• To add extra crunch to your Optavia Taco Salad, top it off with crushed tortilla chips or serve it alongside seasoned corn chips.
• To reduce the spiciness of this dish, omit the jalapeno or use mild taco seasoning.
• For a vegan version of this dish, use cooked beans instead of ground turkey.
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