Healthy Recipes

Romaine Turkey 'Tacos' With Avocado Cilantro Salad

Try this recipe from the chef that keeps NBA star Dwayne Wade's diet on track.

Romaine Turkey 'Tacos' With Avocado Cilantro Salad
Levi Brown/ Trunk Archive
Calories 546
Protein 23g
Fat 35g
Carbs 10g
Levi Brown/ Trunk Archive

Consider Richard Ingraham the kitchen point guard for 12-time NBA All-Star Dwyane Wade and his wife, actress Gabrielle Union. In his book Eating Well to Win: Inspired Living Through Inspired Cooking, Ingraham shares how he keeps the A-list couple healthy and satisfied with a simple ingredient adjustment that will work for anyone—swapping salt for chicken broth. This change will help sustain flavor and reduce sodium intake.

Romaine Turkey 'Tacos' With Avocado Cilantro Salad Servings: 4
You'll need
  • For turkey tacos
  • 1 small red onion, chopped
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 lb lean ground turkey
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1 tsp red pepper flakes
  • 2 tsp ground cumin
  • 2 tsp chilli powder
  • ¾ cup low-sodium chicken broth
  • 12 romaine lettuce leaves
  • For avocado cilantro salad
  • 3 Hass avocados, diced
  • 2 cups halved cherry tomatoes
  • ½ medium red onion, sliced
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • ¼ cup chopped cilantro
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • 3 Tbsp fresh lime juice
  • 2 tsp honey
  • 1 Tbsp tequila
  • kosher salt, to taste
  • freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 2 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp chili powder

"People often complain about healthy food not having much flavor,” Ingraham says. “By utilizing broths, you add flavor and cut down on the amount of salt that’s needed to enhance the flavor of your dish on the back end.”

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1. Sauté onions in olive oil in a medium skillet over medium-high heat until soft.
2. Add ground turkey, garlic, and seasonings to skillet. Cook while breaking up meat with a spatula until it’s cooked through and crumbled.
3. Add broth. Reduce heat to medium-low; simmer until liquid has reduced.
4. Line the center of romaine leaves with turkey mixture.
5. Combine avocados, tomatoes, onion, garlic, and cilantro in a large salad bowl.
6. In a small bowl, whisk together remaining ingredients.
7. Toss salad with dressing.
8. Top each lettuce taco with salad.