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Healthy Leftover Turkey Recipe – Mojo Turkey Taco

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Hello friends and Happy Black Friday.  I trust you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving, a day filled with with plenty of food surrounded by family, friends and fun.

However, if like us, you had more food than family and friends and are now looking at a lot of leftover turkey, here’s a change to the classic turkey sandwich.  This healthy recipe can be found online at


  • 1 1/2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons fresh orange juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/8 teaspoon hot chili powder (optional)
  • 1/8 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1 tablespoon fat-free sour cream
  • 2 cups (about 12 ounces) cooked, coarsely chopped turkey breast
  • 8 (6-inch) flour tortillas
  • 1 cup drained and rinsed canned black beans
  • 1/2 cup bottled salsa
  • 1 cup shredded iceberg lettuce
  • 1/2 cup pre-shredded reduced-fat 4-cheese Mexican blend cheese
  • 1/2 cup diced peeled avocado


1. Using a whisk, mix first 7 ingredients (through sour cream) in a small bowl. Toss with turkey. Set aside.

2. Heat the tortillas according to package directions.

3. Spoon 1/4 cup of the turkey mixture onto each tortilla. Then top each tortilla with 2 tablespoons drained and rinsed black beans, 1 tablespoon bottled salsa, 2 tablespoons shredded iceberg lettuce, 1 tablespoon shredded cheese, and 1 tablespoon diced peeled avocado.

4. Fold tortilla around taco mixture and serve. Mojo Turkey Tacos


I made this for my men and they loved it, it was a great treat to eat while watching football, and to save on my calories, I just added some of the turkey mixture to a salad.

So what are some other ways in which you use leftover turkey?  

Stay Blessed ~ No Stress in 2014!