Veggie-loaded turkey tacos


Turkey tacos


They may call it taco Tuesday but as far as I’m concerned, it should be taco day every day. Which is I’m thrilled about today’s recipe for veggie-loaded turkey tacos, for week 7 of our meal prep challenge.

These tacos are a true fiesta for the tastebuds and pack a nutritional punch, too: the protein-rich filling is loaded shredded vegetables, topped with creamy avocado and all wrapped-up in a crisp leaf of lettuce.

Plus, this recipe can be entirely prepare ahead of time and assembled during the week for a seamless weeknight dinner.  So be sure not to miss it on Sunday’s menu as part of your #mealprepchallenge.






Veggie-loaded turkey tacos

Serves 4


  • 1 pound ground turkey
  • 2 teaspoons avocado oil
  • 1 diced onion
  • 1 jalapeno pepper, diced
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 2 teaspoons chili oil
  • 1 cup tomato purée
  • 2 grated carrots (about 1 cup)
  • 1 zucchini, grated and excess liquid drained
  • 1 teaspoon coarse salt

To build your tacos:

  • Tortillas or Iceberg lettuce, leaves torn off
  • Shredded cheddar cheese
  • Sliced avocado
  • Plain greek yogurt


1. In a skillet over medium heat, cook the turkey until browned. Transfer to a plate.
2. Heat the avocado oil over medium heat and add onion, jalapeno, cumin, chili powder and sauté 3 minutes.

3. Add the tomato purée, carrots, grated zucchini, turkey and salt and simmer for 20 minutes.
4. Serve immediately with your favourite toppings or store up to 4 days in the refrigerator.

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3 Responses to Veggie-loaded turkey tacos

  1. Hey! Loving the recipes. I was wondering – why the lettuce for wrapping instead of say a whole wheat tortilla? (I make turkey burritos all the time and that’s usually what I use).


    • You can definitely use tortillas (I especially like the flavour of soft corn tortillas for tacos). The use of lettuce to wrap the filling is just to add to this “veggie-loaded” recipe, but your way works too. Hope you enjoy them!

  2. Awesome! I have also done this with ground chicken when that’s all they have, and it’s also delicious, in case anyone was wondering. 🙂

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