Maui Turkey Tacos – Real Food Whole Life

Maui Turkey Tacos

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Sweet and savory, these Maui Turkey Tacos pack all the island flavors into a super simple weeknight meal.

Our recent trip to Maui, Hawaii inspired these super simple turkey tacos. During the trip, I couldn’t get enough of the island’s amazing local produce, particularly pineapple and avocado. I had to find a way to incorporate both into a quick dinner, one that everyone in the family would enjoy and that would get me in and out of the kitchen quickly (and, let’s be honest, back to a cold drink and beautiful sunset!).

These tacos can be served in corn or flour tortillas, or inside lettuce cups. If you’re feeding a picky eater, try a deconstructed version: sliced raw bell pepper, cooked turkey (served prior to the addition of the pineapple), tortilla, and sliced avocado served separately on the plate. They can choose to make their own taco or eat each part separately.


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Maui Turkey Tacos


Sweet and savory, these Maui Turkey Tacos pack all the island flavors into a super simple weeknight meal.



2 tablespoons olive oil

1 large red onion, thinly sliced

1 large red bell pepper, thinly sliced

1 pound ground turkey

1 8-oz crushed pineapple, drained

½ teaspoon salt

1 avocado, sliced

Corn tortillas or lettuce leaves for serving

Cilantro, chopped (optional)

Lime wedges (optional)


  1. Heat 1 tablespoon olive oil over medium heat in a large saute pan. Add the sliced onion and pepper and saute until browned and softened, about 5 minutes. Remove from the pan.
  2. Heat an additional tablespoon of olive oil over medium heat, add the turkey, sprinkle with salt, and saute until browned and cooked through, about 5 minutes. Add the crushed pineapple and cook an additional minute or two.
  3. Serve the cooked turkey and onion/pepper mixture in tortillas or lettuce leaves, topped with avocado, cilantro, and a squeeze of lime.


2 comments to " Maui Turkey Tacos "

  • Meghan Ross

    I’m going to give this a try next week.
    Just curious, is there a reason not all the recipes have a "print this recipe" button?


    • Robyn Downs

      Megan, I hope you enjoy the recipe! The platform I use to publish Real Food Whole Life doesn’t have a native "print recipe" button. After running the blog for a while I started receiving many requests for a printable option, so now each time I post a recipe I copy and paste it into a word doc, save as a PDF, then upload it back to the blog. I haven’t gone back to old recipes to add a printable options, though I’ll add one to this one since you asked. 🙂

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