Lettuce Wrapped Turkey Tacos with Pico and Guacamole
Created by Food Life Love on August 20, 2018
1lblean ground turkey
8ozcan tomato sauce
Pico de Gallo
1ptcherry tomatoes, finely chopped (can use Roma tomatoes as well)
1/2white onion, finely chopped
1jalapeno, finely chopped
1tbsp.fresh cilantro, finely chopped
Salt and pepper
1tbsp.fresh cilantro- finely chopped
1 1/2tbsp.pickled jalapenos, finely chopped
2tbsp.pico de Gallo
Smashed black beans
Romaine Lettuce/ tortillas
Heat a skillet with 1 tablespoon avocado oil over medium/high heat. When the oil is hot and shimmering, add the turkey to the pan. Cook the turkey until fully cooked and no longer pink. You will need to break it up with a spatula as it cooks. Season the meat with salt and pepper.
When the turkey is brown on all sides, add in the taco seasoning. Cook the meat with the seasoning for 3-5 minutes until it is incorporated and the seasoning is fully coated on the ground meat.
After 5 minutes, add in the tomato sauce and water to the skillet. I usually just fill the tomato sauce can about 3/4 the way up so it collects any leftover sauce from the can. Bring the turkey fillings to a boil and then lower the heat to a simmer. Simmer the taco meat for 15-20 minutes.
While the taco meat is simmering, make the pico and guacamole.
Place all the pico ingredients into a bowl. Toss everything to combine. Taste to adjust any necessary seasonings then refrigerate until ready to use.
For the guacamole, place all the ingredients in bowl. With a fork, gently break up the avocados and combine with the rest of the ingredients. I like my guacamole kind of chunky so I leave large pieces of avocado. Taste the guac to adjust any necessary seasonings. Put the avocado pit in the bowl with the guacamole and cover with saran wrap until ready to use. Make sure the saran wrap is touching the avocado so a brown skin does not form.
To serve: Fill romaine lettuce cups or tortillas with the turkey taco filling. Top the tacos with all the pico and guacamole. Add any additional toppings you prefer on your tacos. Serve with a side of smashed black beans and Mexican rice or cauliflower rice. Enjoy!