Kale Chips & Spicy Ground Meat Mexican-Style "Taco" Salad

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 4 servings
Calories 480 kcal
Author One Clever Chef


  • Kale Chips:
  • 1 large bunch Kale
  • 1 tablespoon Olive Oil
  • 1 pinch kosher salt
  • Toppings:
  • 1 pound turkey ground meat
  • 1 cup frozen corn thawed
  • 1 cup grated mozzarella cheese
  • 3 large ripe tomatoes diced
  • 1 onion chopped
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon chilli powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 garlic clove minced
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • chopped cilantro to taste


  1. Kale Chips: Preheat oven at 300 Degrees Fahrenheit. Remove most of the stem from the kale leaves, and cut them the size of a potato chip.

    Mix them with olive oil and kosher salt in a large bowl. Lay a piece of wax paper on a baking sheet. Place the chips on the wax paper sheet.

    Place the chips in the oven for about 12 minutes, or until they become crunchy like chips. Set aside.
  2. Toppings: While you prepare the taco sauce, slowly cook the ground meat using 1 tablespoon olive oil in a pan over low heat. To prepare the sauce: Over low heat, cook together the tomato, onion, lemon juice, cumin, chilli powder, paprika, cayenne pepper, honey, garlic using 1 tablespoon olive oil in a saucepan for about 20 minutes. Blend until smooth using a blender or food processor.
  3. Pour the sauce and the corn into the cooked ground meat and stir over medium heat for 5 minutes.

  4. Lay a piece of parchment paper on a baking sheet. Now place the kale chips and ground meat in layers, the same way you would prepare nachos. Sprinkle the mozzarella cheese on top.
  5. Broil in the oven for 5 minutes or until the mozzarella turns golden brown.
  6. Top with cilantro and guacamole (optional). Enjoy!

Nutrition Facts
Kale Chips & Spicy Ground Meat Mexican-Style "Taco" Salad
Amount Per Serving (1 serving)
Calories 480 Calories from Fat 252
% Daily Value*
Fat 28g43%
Saturated Fat 7g44%
Cholesterol 106mg35%
Sodium 310mg13%
Potassium 1035mg30%
Carbohydrates 29g10%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 8g9%
Protein 33g66%
Vitamin A 8145IU163%
Vitamin C 101.4mg123%
Calcium 309mg31%
Iron 5.1mg28%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.