Clean Mexican Turkey Boats

I haven’t been to a Pampered Chef party in some time because I am no cook.  I wish I was more culinarily inclined, but I digress.  I was so pleasantly surprised and excited to try the Chicken Fajita Bites the hostess created at my neighbor’s house this week.  If I get excited about a meal it must be quick and easy, and usually has a Mexican flair (my fave)!  I think using the bell pepper quarters in place of chips or tortillas is sheer genius.  These were presented as an appetizer, but I recreated them today for lunch with items I had on hand, and they were perfect.  The original recipe has an accompanying video, and uses several ingredients (and of course kitchen tools) that I did not.  However, it may inspire you to find your own twist on this great little recipe!

Clean Mexican Turkey Boats  (changed the name for dramatic effect, since I have a youngster gracing my table)

Serves 4

  • 1 lb extra lean ground turkey (I intend to try the chicken next)
  • 4 bell peppers, yellow and red, cleaned and sliced into wedges
  • 3 cloves crushed garlic
  • 1 tbl olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp ground cumin (I would use more if it was just for me)
  • 1/2 tsp chili powder
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 2/3 cup fat free plain greek yogurt
  • 1/2 cup salad greens to garnish

Saute the garlic with the olive oil in a skillet approx. 1 minute.  Add turkey and spices.  Once the turkey is cooked, remove from heat.  Add the greek yogurt and stir.  Fill bell pepper wedges and serve with salad greens.  Deelish!