Christmas Turkey Tacos Recipe

Leftover Christmas Turkey Tacos Recipe

Tacos are a really quick and easy way to enjoy leftover turkey. This recipe is so light and delicious it’s the perfect meal in the days following a Christmas feast.

Serves: 4



Leftover Christmas Turkey Tacos Recipe

By: Georgia Harding

Roast Christmas turkey makes the ultimate festive feast — but it also doubles as the perfect taco filling! We can’t get enough of this tasty dish with a Mexican twist.


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  • 1 cup tomato passata
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika
  • ½ tsp ground cumin
  • 1½ tsp sea salt
  • ½ tsp oregano
  • 3 cups leftover turkey (shredded or finely diced)
  • 1 corn cob
  • 1 avocado, diced
  • 1 small lettuce, shredded
  • ½ bunch coriander leaves
  • 1 lime, quartered
  • 12 gluten-free corn tortillas


  • In a medium-sized pot, combine the passata, paprika, cumin, 1 tsp sea salt and oregano and heat to a slow simmer for 5 mins.
  • Add the turkey and heat through.
  • Steam or grill the corn to cook, cut the kernels from the cob and toss through the remaining sea salt.
  • Heat the tortilla and serve with the sauce, corn, avocado, lettuce, coriander and lime.
  • Enjoy immediately.
  • Tip: This recipe also works well with leftover roast chicken.


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Georgia Harding

Georgia Harding

Georgia Harding is a naturopath with almost 20 years experience, a mother and a passionate health educator. After many years consulting in a busy practice, lecturing in natural medicine and sharing her knowledge on talkback radio, Georgia decided to reach out and share her passion for holistic health by developing her blog, Well Nourished.
On her website, she shares fad-free health advice and intolerance/allergy-friendly recipes to inspire people to live happy, healthy lives and create delicious food memories.

Georgia’s ebook Rise and Shine: A Well Nourished Breakfast will inspire and guide you to prepare the most important meal of the day in just minutes. Her latest ebook The Well Nourished Lunch Box contains over 50 nut-free, allergy-friendly wholefood sweet and savoury snacks, lunches and meals to inspire you to pack a nourishing lunch box that your kids will love to eat and you will love to make.

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