Fajita Salad

It is one of those nights where I just can’t get my act together to make something “fancy” for dinner.  It’s funny that this type of night is exactly when I end up turning a boring dinner into an awesome one!  I’m in the mood for salad, but also for something spicy… so Fajita Salads it is.  You can use any type of meat (or no meat) for these bad boys… but since my Mom had just bought some fresh ground turkey breast that’s what we decided to do.


DIY Fajita Salad


1 Onion, sliced

6 small Sweet Peppers (or 2 bell peppers)

1 Tablespoon Garlic

1 Jalepeno

1 cup frozen Corn

1 packet Fajita Seasoning

1 lb Ground Turkey Breast

1 Can Rotel (diced tomatoes w/ chilies)

1/2 packet Taco Seasoning


Optional Garnish:  Salsa, Sour Cream, Shredded Cheese, Cilantro, Hot Sauce


Slice all of the veggies and put into a heated and oiled pan.  Simmer on low.  Heat the ground turkey and chop into small pieces in another pan.  Add the fajita seasoning to the veggies and 1/2 of a packet of taco seasoning onto the ground turkey.  Also add 1/2 – 1 Can of Rotel to the turkey.  Continue to cook over medium heat until the turkey is cooked all the way through.

Serve the veggies and the turkey over chopped lettuce.


Like most of my recipes, you can really do whatever you want with this!  As you can see, even Dave and I had completely different salads.

My salad...


...Dave's Salad

We used Cilantro, chopped Grape Tomatoes, a bit of Reduced Fat shredded Cheese, Green Tabasco Sauce, a drizzle of Light Ranch dressing, and I threw in a few spicy peanuts we had in the house.  You really only need a DRIZZLE of dressing, if that.  The turkey and veggies provide enough sauce to make up for dressing.  What a great dinner, out of nothing.  I love it!

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