Easy Turkey Taco Salad

Easy turkey taco salad using all of Trader Joe’s ingredients like their spicy taco sauce, green goddess dressing, corn salsa, and elote corn chips!

Trader Joe's Turkey Taco Salad - Dash of Mandi

A good salad goes a long way in our home. We could do entree salads for dinners multiple nights a week. It’s a great way eat something light. But, also get in your greens, protein, and healthy fats! However, I like to keep things pretty simple which is why I love this easy turkey taco salad.

Turkey Taco Salad - Dash of Mandi

I love making my own salad dressings. But with that being said, sometimes it’s easier to just buy pre-made ones. I love the green goddess salad dressing from Trader Joe’s. You can find it in the chilled produce section. The main ingredients are avocado, green onion, cold pressed lemon juice, basil, chives and garlic. It’s so delicious for salads, taco bowls, tacos – you name it!

Trader Joe's Taco Salad Ingredients

Another Trader Joe’s product that makes this dish so much easier to throw together is their spicy taco sauce! I use it in my loaded beef taco skillet. Also, it makes a great marinade for shrimp or chicken tacos.

I used Trader Joe’s tomato-less corn salsa in this, it’s so tangy and delicious. We love not only adding it to salads, but just eating it with some plantain or corn chips. Hence, I used the organic elote corn chip dippers in this salad. I love a little crunch in my salad. These taste like Fritos with Dorito flavor, but they’re organic!

Taco Salad - Dash of Mandi

Finally, a couple other ingredients in this salad are romaine, cumin, chili powder, lime, mini peppers, avocado and grated cotija cheese. You can find all of these ingredients at Trader Joe’s, along with other grocery stores.

Other salad recipes you might love:

Antipasto salad

Shrimp waldorf salad

Steak salad with honey mustard caper dressing

Crunchy Thai salad with creamy cashew dressing

Healthy buffalo chicken finger salad

Copy cat Olive Garden salad

This salad is perfect for week-night dinners! It’s easy but super satisfying. Also, my husband loved it which makes it “husband approved” πŸ˜‰ I know that’s not always easy with salads. A great side-dish for this meal would be my Mexican street corn brussels sprouts. I’m all about fun ways to eat those veggies!

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Easy Turkey Taco Salad



2 heads of romaine, chopped

1 lb. ground turkey

1 tbsp olive oil

5 tbsp Trader Joe’s spicy taco sauce

1/2 tsp cumin

1 tsp chili powder

salt and pepper to taste

1/4 cup Trader Joe’s tomato-less corn salsa

Trader Joe’s organic elote corn dippers, to taste, can also use any corn/tortilla chips

46 tbsp Trader Joe’s green goddess salad dressing

cotija cheese, grated, to taste, can also use shredded cheddar or pepper-jack

67 mini sweet peppers, sliced, or one chopped bell pepper

1 avocado, pitted and diced into small pieces

lime wedges for serving, optional


Heat a skillet to medium heat and add olive oil.

Once heated add ground turkey. Season with salt and pepper. Crumble into small pieces as it cooks.

Cook until no longer pink. Add spicy taco sauce, cumin and chili powder – mix everything around. Let cook for a few more minutes or until most liquid is absorbed.

Remove meat and set aside.

In a large mixing bowl combine chopped romaine, corn salsa, bell pepper, and avocado.

Serve in individual bowls and top with turkey, cheese, and corn chips.

Drizzle desired amount of green goddess dressing on each salad and serve with lime wedges!

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