Turkey Taco Mason Jar Salad

Category, DifficultyIntermediateYields4 Servings
Prep Time15 minsCook Time15 minsTotal Time30 mins

This low carb and veggie packed salad is perfect to satisfy your lunchtime taco cravings.

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Dressing Ingredients
 juice of 1 lime (about 2 tbsp)
 1 tbsp fresh cilantro, finely chopped
 1 garlic clove, minced
 ½ tsp salt
 pepper to taste
  tsp ground coriander
 2 tbsp olive oil
Salad Ingredients
 spray olive oil
 1 lb ground turkey
 2 tbsp taco seasoning
 ½ cup water
 ½ red onion, thinly sliced
 1 red bell pepper, diced
 1 yellow or orange bell pepper, diced
 1 cup cherry tomatoes, quartered
 6 cups romaine lettuce, washed, chopped and dried well
 extra cilantro for garnish


Prepare Ingredients

Heat a large skillet over medium heat and spray with olive oil cooking spray. Add the ground turkey to the pan and break into crumbles with a medium spoon as it cooks. Cook turkey until browned and no longer pink.

Reduce heat on stove to low and add 1/2 cup water and taco seasoning, allow to simmer for 5 minutes. Remove turkey and place on a plate to cool. Set aside while you prepare the veggies.

Wash, dry, and cut veggies. Blot extra moisture from the veggies with a paper towel if necessary.

In a small bowl, mix together dressing ingredients.

Assemble Salads

Arrange 4 quart sized mason jars in a row in your workspace and be sure the insides are dry - minimizing moisture is the key to successfully prepping salads!

Once you have all your ingredients prepared and cooled, it’s time to assemble your mason jar salads.

In the bottom of each of your four jars add the following, from bottom to top:

1 tbsp dressing
1/4 red onion
1/4 red pepper
1/4 yellow or orange bell pepper
1/4 cup cherry tomatoes
3-4 oz ground turkey
2 cups romaine
cilantro for garnish

Make sure lids are airtight and place in fridge for easy lunches all week. When you are ready to eat, simply dump ingredients onto a large bowl or plate, mix with a fork, and enjoy.


3 Proteins, 2 Fats, 3 Vegetables


Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 1 Mason Jar

Servings 4

Amount Per Serving
Calories 298
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 16g25%
Saturated Fat 3g15%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 78mg26%
Total Carbohydrate 14g5%
Dietary Fiber 4g16%
Sugars 5g
Protein 25g50%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

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