Mediterranean Turkey Skillet

Source: Taste of Home

Food Fact

Zucchinis overflow gardens in the summer and add a crisp, subtle flavor to fresh recipes like this turkey skillet. They’re also one of the 10 GMO crops grown in the U.S., like soybeans, corn and sugar beets. Since GMO zucchinis have desirable traits to help defend against harmful diseases, farmers can use less pesticide to protect them and reduce waste in the field.

Total Time: 30 minutes


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • One 20-ounce package lean ground turkey
  • 2 medium zucchinis, quartered lengthwise and cut into 1/2-inch slices
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 2 banana peppers, seeded and chopped
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • One 15-ounce can black beans, rinsed and drained
  • Once 14.5-ounce can diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt


  1. In a large skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat. Add turkey, zucchini, onion, peppers, garlic and oregano. Cook 10-12 minutes, or until turkey is no longer pink and vegetables are tender, breaking up turkey into crumbles.

  2. Drain.

  3. Stir in remaining ingredients until heated through.

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