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Boston bibb turkey tacos with Asian pear, beet and fennel slaw

Boston bibb turkey tacos with Asian pear, beet & fennel slaw

Fresh, flavourful and crunchy, these tacos are traditional with a twist—and sure to be a family favourite.

Prep Time:
5 minutes
Cook Time:
25 minutes
Calories:
360
Serving Size:
4

Ingredients

Slaw

  • 2 Asian pears, cut into ¼-inch (6 mm) matchsticks 
  • 3 golden beets, cut into ¼-inch (6 mm) matchsticks
  • ½ fennel bulb, thinly sliced 
  • 2 green onions, thinly sliced
  • ¼ cup (60 mL) fresh cilantro leaves, chopped 
  • 2 limes, juiced and zested
  • 2 tbsp (30 mL) unseasoned rice wine vinegar
  • 1 tsp (5 mL) fresh gingerroot, peeled and finely grated

Filling

  • 1 tbsp (15 mL) canola oil
  • ½ cup (125 mL) onion, diced
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 lb. (454 g) extra lean ground turkey
  • ½ cup (125 mL) carrot, grated
  • 2 tbsp (30 mL) green onion, thinly sliced 
  • 2 tbsp (30 mL) gingerroot, peeled and minced 
  • 1 tbsp (15 mL) hoisin sauce
  • 1 tbsp (15 mL) peanut butter 
  • 12 Boston Bibb lettuce leaves

Instructions

  1. In a medium bowl, combine pear, beet, fennel, green onion, and cilantro.
  2. In a small bowl, whisk together lime juice and zest, rice wine vinegar and ginger; toss with slaw. Cover and refrigerate for 20 minutes.
  3. In large nonstick skillet, heat canola oil over medium-high; cook onion, and garlic, stirring occasionally, until softened, or about 5 minutes. Add turkey; cook until brown, or about 8 to 10 minutes; remove from heat. Stir in carrot, green onion, ginger, hoisin sauce and peanut butter.
  4. Serve turkey mixture in lettuce leaves with a spoonful of slaw.
     
Nutritional InformationPer 2 tacos
Amount % Daily Value
Calories 240
Fat 9 g 14 %
Saturated 2 g
+ Trans 0 g
10 %
Cholesterol 75 mg
Sodium 160 mg 7 %
Carbohydrate 22 g 7 %
Fibre 6 g 24 %
Sugars 12 g
Protein 19 g

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