Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Pumpkin Taco Salad


Disclaimer: I've never gotten into the whole pumpkin thing. PSL - ew what? Pumpkin everything has never been my thing, until this year, aka the fall that a Trader Joe's opened around the corner from my work (I don't even have to CROSS THE STREET to get there) and this happened:


I'm pretty sure I'm the exact personality type that Trader Joe's and Costco and Sam's Club target with their samples. Everything I taste I HAVE TO HAVE- like ALL the samples, I need them. So last week turned into a pumpkin week thanks to Trader Joe's.

Servings: 3
Prep Time: 5 mins
Cook Time: 20 mins

Ingredients:
For the meat:

  • 1/2 lb lean ground turkey
  • 1.5 Tablespoon Pumpkin Puree
  • 1 teaspoon Pumpkin Pie Spice
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • Salt and pepper sprinkles

For the salad serve with:

  • Lettuce
  • Cherry tomatoes
  • Greek Yogurt
  • Sliced onions
  • Salsa
Combine the raw turkey with the seasonings and pumpkin. Mix well. Cook over medium heat in a non-stick frying pan and cook until turkey is browned.

Toss with the salad ingredients.

Tell me: do you get into the whole pumpkin thing?  

23 comments:

  1. Looks sooo good... one weekend I have a lot of pinning to do!! I am surprised I haven't bumped into you at TJs yet... I am probably there 3x a week haha

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  2. As I read this I am drinking pumpkin spiced coffee. LOL. That sounds delicious and a super easy recipe!

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  3. now this is one i've not heard of before!

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  4. PUMPKIN EVERYTHING! And yes - as of last year - I was a new pumpkin convert as well! I don't know when it happened - but I am seriously hooked.

    I put pumpkin in my sauces - and adding it to a taco salad sounds like AMAZING.

    Over the weekend - I had a turkey burger, and a had a cup of pumpkin soup - Not going to lie, and I'm not embarrassed about it - I dipped the burger in the soup. HAHAHAHAHA

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  5. A pairing I would have never thought of!!! Sounds really good though!

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  6. I'm not a pumpkin girl unless it's my mum's pumpkin soup lol.

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  7. I have never really thought to put pumpkin in salad before! I am not sure if I would be a fan or not but I am slowly acceptable to new ways to eat pumpkin. You know, other than the liquid pumpkin beverages and beers haha!

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  8. I made pumpkin chili last year and it was ok but it was not what I look for in pumpkin or chili. however, in a taco - that is something totally different! I'll have to try it out. I have been seeing pumpkin EVERYTHING this year..... it is pretty crazy

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  9. This sounds really different...I'm not a HUGE pumpkin fan, but I'd give it a shot. Sometimes using an ingredient in a really unique way can end up be AMAZING, right?!

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  10. I love taco salad. I would never have thought about trying it with pumpkin. I'm not a huge pumpkin fan, but I would love to be more open to trying new things.

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    1. I didn't think I was either until Trader Joe's introduced me to all things pumpkin! haha!

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  11. I don't get into the whole pumpkin craze but I can take it in small doses. Love a good salad though!

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  12. I loved all things pumpkin....yes that is in the past tense bc now that I am gluten free I cannot eat half....okay lets be honest 3/4th of the things that are made in pumpkin flavor. I'm glad we have been able to switch places. Please eat all the pumpkin for me!

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  13. This looks super good! :D I can't believe I used to dislike pumpkin! (I have no idea what I was thinking.)

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