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Weeknight Turkey Tacos with Sweet Corn Salsa

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These super tasty Weeknight Turkey Tacos with Sweet Corn Salsa are quick to pull together on a busy weeknight and take advantage of the best seasonal summer produce.
Servings 8 tacos with leftovers


For the Tacos:

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 lb ground dark meat turkey
  • ½ teaspoon cumin
  • ½ teaspoon mild chili powder
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon plus ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1 medium yellow onion thinly sliced
  • 1 large red bell pepper thinly sliced
  • ½ cup salsa
  • 8 corn tortillas
  • 1 avocado sliced

For the Salsa:

  • 2 ears fresh corn kernels removed
  • ¼ red onion finely chopped
  • 1 lime juiced
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons chopped parsley


  • In a large skillet 1 tablespoon olive oil. Add the turkey and sprinkle with the cumin, chili powder, garlic powder, and ½ teaspoon salt, stirring to combine. Cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally until no longer pink and cooked through, about 5 minutes. Poor in the salsa and stir to combine. Remove from the pan and set aside.
  • To the same pan (no need to wash it first), heat an additional 1 tablespoon olive oil over medium heat. Add the onion, pepper, and ¼ teaspoons salt. Saute, stirring occasionally until the onions and peppers are softened, about 5 minutes. Add the chicken and salsa mixture back to the pan, stir everything together, and turn heat to low.
  • In a medium bowl combine the corn kernels, red onion, lime juice, salt, and parsley. Stir to combine.
  • To serve, add a few spoonfuls of the turkey-salsa-onion-pepper mixture to each tortilla. Top with corn salsa and sliced avocados.


Tacos are generally a hit with kids, but here are some options for resistant eaters:
  • Pull some of the sautéed turkey out of the pan prior to adding any spices or salsa to serve plain in tortillas.
  • Serve raw sliced bell peppers in the tacos or on the side in place of the sautéed peppers and onions.
  • Serve all the taco parts separately on his plate and allow him to build his own tacos.
  • Skip the corn salsa and let her eat the corn plain.
  • Offer some cheese to top the tacos.