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Thanksgiving tacos

Leftover Turkey Tacos

Thanksgiving leftovers get new life when you turn them into Leftover Turkey Tacos; reach for a low-carb tortilla for an even lighter bite.
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 5 mins
Total Time 10 mins
Course Main Course


  • Leftover turkey (seasoned (or not) as you'd like)
  • Cruciferous Crunch Salad (with Jalapeno Lime Vinaigrette)
  • Hot sauce or salsa
  • Pickled jalapenos
  • Shredded cheese or crumbly cotija or feta cheese 
  • Corn or flour tortillas (small taco ones)


  • Reheat leftover turkey however you’d prefer, and season however you'd like. To reheat on the stovetop, add shredded pieces of turkey to a covered pan over medium heat. Add in a tablespoon of water to help keep things moist as the turkey reheats. Reheating will take around 5 or so minutes.
  • Dress your greens, if not using leftover Cruciferous Crunch Salad, while the turkey reheats. 
  • Warm up or char your tortillas to make them pliable. 
  • Assemble! Add 1 - 1.5 ounces of turkey to each tortilla.
  • Top with a generous amount of dressed greens. 
  • Finish off with garnishes of your choosing - try topping with pickled jalapenos and shredded cheese.


For the pictures in this recipe, I took a few tablespoons of crema and added in several dashes of Tabasco sauce. The result is a slightly spicy yet cool crema.
Keyword leftover turkey tacos, thanksgiving tacos
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