The BEST turkey tacos. These creamy cilantro turkey tacos are ready in only 30 minutes! They’re packed with delicious flavor from the turkey and the slaw.
Creamy cilantro turkey tacos make the perfect easy and healthy weeknight dinner! Full of flavor with an awesome crunch from the slaw, they’re sure to please everyone at the table.
Step one is always to heat and toast your tortillas. I’ve you have a grill or a gas stove, that’s the best. Char the tortillas on each side until the edges are just barely black. If you don’t have either (like me), toast the tortillas on each side in a heated dry skillet.
This is an important step both for the flavor and to make the tortillas flexible enough to hold the fillings.
You can find the recipe for the Creamy Cilantro Slaw here.
What Toppings go on Cilantro Lime Tacos?
Before you add the cilantro lime slaw, do yourself a favor and go off book a bit. Add some smashed avocado to the tortilla before the slaw. Do it. Trust me. It brings these turkey tacos with creamy cilantro lime sauce to a whole other level.
Other than the addition of avocado, it all comes down to the crunchy foods in the slaw. The crunch offsets the turkey taco meat and brings these tacos from basic to amazing. I like to load my slaw with cabbage, radish, and cucumber. You could keep it super simple and just use cabbage, or you could get creative and add in your favorite crunchy vegetables.
You can find the recipe for the Ground Turkey Taco Meat here.
Have you ever wondered what to serve with cilantro lime rice? These tacos are the answer! It’s the best combination. Skinny Taste has a great cilantro lime rice recipe that these pair perfectly with.
- ½ batch Creamy Cilantro Slaw
- 1 batch Ground Turkey Taco Meat
- 8 6” flour tortillas
- Heat each tortilla in a dry skillet until they are warm through. Store them in a large bowl wrapped in a cloth napkin while you heat the remaining tortillas.
- Assemble each tortilla with ⅛ of the Creamy Cilantro Slaw and ⅛ of the Ground Turkey Taco Meat.
You can omit the Ground Turkey Taco Meat and replace it with chicken tenders - it’s also a phenomenal combination.
Serving Size:1 taco
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 329 Total Fat: 15.9g Carbohydrates: 32.2g Fiber: 1.9g Sugar: 3g Protein: 15.5g
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