Ground Turkey Green Chile Tacos with Avocado Salsa (Video)
Perfectly-seasoned ground turkey, avocado salsa, and softened low-carb tortillas combine to make delicious Ground Turkey Green Chile Tacos.
Watch the video to see if you’d like to make Ground Turkey Green Chile Tacos with Avocado Salsa!
You’ve probably noticed that I’m a constant cycle of updating old favorite recipes with better photos, and sometimes when I’m updating the photos I can’t help improving the recipe as well. So when I decided to take new photos for these Ground Turkey Green Chile Tacos from back in the archives, I realized that I could switch the previously-used black bean salsa for a low-carb salsa and use my favorite low-carb tortillas and this would be a delicious low-carb taco recipe!
And I’m always a fan of avocado salsa on tacos, so that’s how these Ground Turkey Green Chile Tacos with Avocado Salsa got reinvented!
If anyone is thinking that ground turkey might be a bit boring, I promise you there is nothing remotely boring about the perfectly-seasoned ground turkey in this recipe. In fact, if you try it, this might become one of your favorite recipes for tacos! But if you’re not a ground turkey fan, make these delicious low-carb tacos with ground beef and they’ll still be delicious. You can certainly add other toppings like cheese, sour cream, lettuce, or salsa if you wish. But please try these tasty tacos the next time you need a quick dinner idea!
This recipe makes quite a bit of taco meat, so I am adding it to a new recipe category I’m working on called Weekend Food Prep. It will take me a long time to go through all my recipes and pick the ones that are suitable for cooking or prepping on the weekend to eat during the week, but you can take a peek at the new category if you’re a fan of weekend cooking like I am, and I’ll announce it with more fanfare when I have a bigger collection of recipes added there!
How to Make Ground Turkey Green Chile Tacos with Avocado Salsa:
(Scroll down for complete recipe including nutritional information.)
- Brown the chopped onion in olive oil, then add Kalyn’s Taco Seasoning and cook a minute or two more.
- Add a tiny bit more oil and cook the ground turkey until it’s well browned.
- Then add the granulated garlic, petite dice tomatoes, diced green chiles, lime juice, and a little salt and let the mixture simmer on low for about 30 minutes, adding a little water occasionally if needed. (I think this long simmering time really ramps up the flavor, but you could probably get away with slightly less time if you needed to.)
- While the meat simmers, finely chop the cilantro and red onion.
- Dice the avocado and toss with 2 tablespoons lime juice.
- Then combine diced avocado, red onions, cilantro, one more tablespoon lime juice, and a little olive oil to make the salsa, and when the meat is done you’re ready to eat!
- If you’re only making a couple of tacos you can heat the tortillas in the microwave or a dry frying pan, but for a larger crowd I’d wrap a bunch of them in foil and heat them in the oven for 15-20 minutes.
- Fill hot tortillas with the spicy ground turkey mixture and top with avocado salsa, or other taco toppings of your choice. Dinner is served!
More Delicious Ideas with Ground Turkey:
Cheesy Stuffed Poblanos with Ground Turkey ~ Kalyn’s Kitchen
Sweet Potato Mushroom Ground Turkey ~ Reluctant Entertainer
Thai-Inspired Ground Turkey Stir-Fry with Basil and Peppers ~ Kalyn’s Kitchen
Feta Basil Turkey Burgers ~ Fifteen Spatulas
Low-Carb Enchilada Casserole with Ground Turkey and Chiles ~ Kalyn’s Kitchen
Turkey Stuffed Zucchini Boats ~ It’s Yummi
Weekend Food Prep:
This recipe has been added to a new category called Weekend Food Prep to help you find recipes you can prep or cook on the weekend and eat during the week!
For this recipe I used my frozen lime juice, my favorite low-carb tortillas, Green Tabasco Sauce (affiliate link), and of course Kalyn’s Taco Seasoning! (Use your favorite purchased taco seasoning blend if you prefer.)
You can replace avocado with a 15 oz can of black beans, rinsed and drained well, for the original version of this recipe.
Nutritional information is calculated using net carbs from the low-carb tortillas I recommend.
This taco recipe was created by Kalyn and Jake. Nutrition information is automatically calculated by the Recipe Plug-In I am using. I am not a nutritionist and cannot guarantee 100% accuracy, since many variables affect those calculations.
Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 290Total Fat: 13gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 10gCholesterol: 60mgSodium: 382mgCarbohydrates: 15gFiber: 6gSugar: 4gProtein: 30g
For this recipe I used my frozen lime juice, my favorite low-carb tortillas, Green Tabasco Sauce (affiliate link), and of course Kalyn’s Taco Seasoning! (Use your favorite purchased taco seasoning blend if you prefer.) You can replace avocado with a 15 oz can of black beans, rinsed and drained well, for the original version of this recipe. Nutritional information is calculated using net carbs from the low-carb tortillas I recommend. This taco recipe was created by Kalyn and Jake.
Nutrition information is automatically calculated by the Recipe Plug-In I am using. I am not a nutritionist and cannot guarantee 100% accuracy, since many variables affect those calculations.
Low-Carb Diet / Low-Glycemic Diet / South Beach Diet Suggestions:
I used low-carb tortillas, so with the avocado salsa this would be great for a low-carb diet, and also good for any phase of the South Beach Diet. If you’re making these tacos for the South Beach Diet, use ground turkey that’s not over 10% fat. The tacos would be phase 2 or 3 for South Beach, but you could use this ground turkey mixture and make a delicious taco salad or eat in lettuce wraps for Phase one or Keto diets.
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