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Ground Turkey Cowboy Caviar Salad

This Ground Turkey Cowboy Caviar Salad is a hearty, protein-packed salad that's perfect for that low-carb lunch or dinner.

Prep Time20 minutes
Cook Time10 minutes
Total Time30 minutes
Course: Dinner, Lunch
Cuisine: American, Mexican
Keyword: salad
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 284kcal
Author: MaryAnn Dwyer


  • 1 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 lb. ground turkey meat
  • 1 Tbsp. chili powder
  • 1 tsp. ground cumin
  • 1 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1 tsp. onion powder
  • 1/2 tsp. oregano
  • 1/2 tsp. kosher salt
  • 1/4 tsp. freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/4 tsp. red pepper flakes
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 1 15.8-oz. can black eyed peas, rinsed and drained
  • 1 11-oz. can corn, drained
  • 1 cup green bell pepper, finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup red onion, finely chopped
  • 1 cup grape tomatoes, quartered
  • 1/3 cup jalapenos, seeded and finely chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced

Vinaigrette Dressing

  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup red wine vinegar
  • 1 tsp. granulated sugar
  • 1/4 tsp. kosher salt
  • 1/8 tsp. freshly ground black pepper


  • Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the ground turkey and cook, breaking up the meat with a spatula, until no longer pink. Drain fat and return to heat. Add spices and water and mix until well combined. Cook until water evaporates, about 5 minutes. Remove from heat and add cooked meat to a large serving bowl to cool a bit.
  • To the cooled meat, add the black eyed peas, corn, green pepper, red onion, tomatoes, jalapenos and garlic.
  • In a small bowl, whisk together the vinaigrette ingredients. Toss the meat/veggie mixture with the dressing until well combined. Serve immediately on a platter or as an appetizer with tortilla chips.


Calories: 284kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 16g | Fat: 22g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 56mg | Sodium: 343mg | Potassium: 376mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 1210IU | Vitamin C: 31mg | Calcium: 51mg | Iron: 2mg