Yield: 4 servings

Healthy Mole Verde Bowls

A healthy mole verde bowl with leftover turkey, roasted butternut squash, black beans, avocado, jalapeno, cilantro, in a white bowl with copper spoon.

A perfectly delicious way to use leftover turkey or a rotisserie chicken! A quick, healthy mole verde sauce bathes the poultry, and your favorite accompaniments make it a well-rounded one-dish meal in 30 minutes!

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes


  • 2 to 3 cups vegetables for roasting (1/2 to 3/4 inch dice)
  • 4 teaspoons coconut or olive oil (divided)
  • 2 cups salsa verde (see notes)
  • 2 tablespoons tahini
  • 1 teaspoon cumin powder
  • 1 teaspoon garlic, minced
  • 1 to 1 1/2 pounds cubed or shredded turkey (or other)
  • 1 teaspoon garlic minced
  • 2 tablespoon onion or shallot minced
  • 1 teaspoon garlic minced
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon ancho, chipotle or New Mexico red chile powder
  • 2 cups cooked beans (rinsed and drained)
  • 1/2 cup broth or water
  • sea salt and fresh ground pepper
  • avocado, jalapeno, lime, cotija, cilantro (garnishes)


  1. Preheat oven to 400° (375 convection).
  2. Toss cubed veggies with oil, season with salt and pepper, and spread in a single layer on a baking sheet. Roast until edges are caramelized and veggies are tender.
  3. Meanwhile, prepare the beans. Add a drizzle of oil to a sauté pan over medium-high heat. Add the onion or shallot, garlic, and cumin. Stir for about 2 minutes before adding drained and rinsed beans. Add about 1/2 cup broth or water, then cover. Simmer until time to serve (on low).
  4. Add salsa verde and tahini to a blender or food processor. Purée until smooth. Heat a drizzle of oil over medium-high heat, add garlic and cumin. Stir until fragrant (aout 1 minute). Pour the salsa verde mixture into the pan, and fry about 5 minutes, then add leftover turkey (or other). Cover, and simmer at least 5 minutes.
  5. Prepare garnishes.
  6. Taste everything for seasoning - especially mole verde sauce and beans.
  7. Assemble bowls and enjoy!


See post for more information!

I love my Roasted Tomatillo and Green Chile Salsa, but there are many good salsas in the stores as well. Choose a quality salsa with your preferred heat level! I love Rick Bayless' Frontera Salsa Verde available on Amazon.

Nutrition Information:

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 466Total Fat: 18gCarbohydrates: 27gProtein: 44g