Remember last week’s Black Bean Salsa? Well it’s back this week. This time I am dressing it up in salad form! Black Bean Salad makes a low carb summer lunch option and can be made ahead of time for your week day meal prep.
Chop up some lettuce. I like using romaine lettuce for this salad because its crisper and holds up well in the summer heat. Saute some ground turkey. Toss the ground turkey with a cup of Black Bean Salsa. Pour the combo over the lettuce. Add a few tortilla chips for a crunch. Serve it up with some Green Goddess dressing!
Having a salad for lunch is a great way to make sure you get your daily greens in. For this salad, I added in some tortilla chips. Adding a variety of texture makes it so much more enjoyable. Just a few chips can make you actually like your healthy lunch so that you will reach for a salad more often. I like to crumble a few tortilla chips up & sprinkle them into the salad for a surprising crunch & save a few for the end to use instead of a fork. How do you eat your salad?
Ground turkey is a very lean meat that goes great in a salad like this. When you brown your ground turkey for the dish, make sure to add in some sort of spice. I used Lawry’s Seasoning Salt for this one. Normally I reserve that for burgers, but extra lean ground turkey doesn’t have a lot of flavor. A little bit of seasoning salt goes a long way. Really cut it into the ground turkey so that it distributes well. You can also try pepper, paprika, or fennel for a pop of flavor.
Are you ready to dive in yet?
- 1 Recipe Black Bean Dip
- 1 Pound Ground Turkey
- 1 Teaspoon Seasoning Salt
- 2 Heads Romaine Lettuce
- Tortilla Chips
- Mix seasoning salt in with ground turkey.
- Brown on stove top.
- Allow to cool.
- Combine with black bean salsa.
- Chop up romaine lettuce.
- Split lettuce around on each plate.
- Top with turkey and salsa mixture.
- Sprinkle a few chips on eat plate.