Salsa Verde Turkey Tacos - Slender Kitchen

Salsa Verde Turkey Tacos

By Kristen Mccaffrey
adapted from:
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These healthy and simple Salsa Verde Turkey Tacos have only five ingredients and make the perfect quick and easy dinner. Plus they are low carb, gluten-free, Paleo, and Whole30 friendly.

I am automatically drawn to anything that includes salsa verde. You can be assured that when I see it on a menu, I always order it and there are always at least a few jars of it in our pantry and fridge. The spice and the tang from the tomatillos just works. Plus it's usually mild, which means it's a salsa that can work for almost any palette.

Now let's talk about these tacos. Instead of reaching for a sodium packed taco seasoning pouch, let the salsa verde do the heavy lifting in this recipe. It adds all the flavor you need without all that extra salt. Pretty much any green salsa will work and you can decide on the level of spice you like. You can always add more heat with some chopped jalapenos for those who want it. Personally, I am partial to turkey for these tacos since it really soaks up all the salsa flavor but you could definitely use chicken or beef as well. And if you are thinking about meal prep, this taco filling is the perfect thing. It just gets more flavorful after  few nights in the fridge and pairs great with rice and veggies for a homemade taco bowl.

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  • 2 tsp olive oil
  • 1/2 U onion, diced
  • 2 U garlic cloves, minced
  • 1.33 lbs 99% lean ground turkey (or beef or chicken)
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 2/3 cup salsa verde (mild or spicy, plus extra for serving)

Nutritional Facts

Serving Size: 
6 oz.
Amount Per Serving
Calories 214
Calories from Fat 48
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 5g
Saturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
Cholesterol 83mg
Sodium 581mg
Total Carbohydrate 5g
Dietary Fiber 0g
Sugars 1g
Protein 36g


  1. Heat the olive oil in a pan over medium high heat. Add the onion and garlic and cook for 4-5 minutes until it begins to become tender. For a spicier version, you could also add a diced jalapeno in this step.
  2. Add the ground turkey, cumin, salt, and pepper Cook for 6-7 minutes until browned and cooked through, breaking it up as you go.
  3. Add the salsa verde and let simmer for at least 5 minutes.
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