Grilled Turkey Tacos

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10 min


45 min


4 servings

Grilled Turkey Tacos

Classic authentic Mexican flavours of cumin, oregano and chilies transform these grilled Turkey tacos into a family fave.


  • 1 lb boneless, skinless Ontario Turkey breast
  • 8 6-inch flour tortillas
  • 1 tsp each ground cumin, oregano and chili powder
  • ¼ tsp sea salt
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • ¼ cup fresh chopped cilantro
  • 1/2 small red onion , sliced
  • 2 carrots , peeled and thinly sliced
  • 2 jalapeno peppers , sliced (ribs and seeds removed)
  • 2 tbsp cider vinegar
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 2 cups shredded cabbage
  • garnishes: springs of cilantro, avocado slices, lime wedges


  • In resealable bag, combine cumin, oregano, chili powder, salt, olive oil and cilantro, rubbing to make a paste. Add Turkey breasts and shake to thoroughly coat. Let sit for 30 minutes and up to one day.
  • In another bag, combine red onion, carrots, jalapenos, vinegar, sugar and salt. Let sit at room temperature for at least 30 minutes and up to one day, tossing occasionally.
  • Grill Turkey over medium high heat until browned and cooked through, about 5 minutes per side. Transfer to cutting board and let rest for 5 minutes before slicing.
  • Toss carrot mixture with cabbage. Divide Turkey and cabbage mixture over warm grilled tortillas. Garnish with cilantro and avocado and serve with lime wedges and coarse salt.

Nutrition (per serving)

  • Calories
  • 460,
  • Protein
  • 35 g,
  • Carbohydrates
  • 42 g,
  • Fat
  • 16 g,
  • Fibre
  • 5 g,
  • Sodium
  • 790 mg.

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