Easy and Quick Turkey Lettuce Wraps
Yes, turkey wraps are healthy! These tasty lettuce wraps are filled with nutrients and benefits. With vitamins filling each of the fresh ingredients and protein from the turkey, this recipe makes quite a healthy meal.
One serving of these lettuce wraps is 307 calories.
Turkey wraps can be enjoyed with a fresh quinoa salad that has a simple vinaigrette. This makes a quick meal that’s delicious and easy to eat for the whole family! This Make Ahead Tangy Cabbage Salad is also a great salad option.
If you are at all into PF Chang flavors, you will love these wraps. Made with turkey, fresh ginger, water chestnuts, red pepper, green onion, and with additional flavors like lime, sesame, garlic, hot sauce, tamari, and salt and pepper. Then put into lettuce leaves.
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Low carb Asian food? Sign me up! These Easy Lettuce Wraps with Turkey are the perfect lunch!
Sandwiches with bread might have an unnecessary amount of calories, carbs, or just simply not be as healthy and filling as you need it to be. Enter: lettuce wraps! Lettuce is a great alternative. Lettuce wrapped burgers, sandwiches, or rolls can help your meal reach it’s full potential in filling you up with benefits, especially since lettuce has fiber that helps your digestive system.
If you’re a fan of Asian food, specifically Thai food, you’re in for a treat. These healthy lettuce wraps are my go-to recipe for when I need something quick, filling, and tastes like takeout. Not many American or Slavic home cooks attempt Asian recipes, but I’m here to tell you it’s not difficult, and you can do it too. It’s easy to put together this healthy meal and stay on your low carb diet or lifestyle.
These wraps make the perfect lunch meal, big party finger food, or brunch. Some people might have turkey only once or twice a year: in sandwiches or for Thanksgiving dinner. Maybe it should be incorporated more often. It is rich in protein, magnesium, and niacin. While ground beef may be more familiar, using turkey is a fun change and can be enjoyed in many delicious recipes. If you want to introduce it slowly, use a turkey mixture with beef or chicken.
Here’s what you’ll need to make these lettuce wraps:
Lean ground turkey is naturally the main ingredient to these protein-filled Thai turkey lettuce wraps.
Sesame oil adds flavor to the turkey while it’s cooking.
Coconut aminos is a soy sauce substitute in many dishes. In these
Tamari, sriracha, and rice vinegar all add flavors and necessary liquids to this low-carb lunch.
Garlic helps to fight inflammation and adds amazing flavor.
Red pepper and green onion are delicious fillings with the ground turkey.
Water chestnuts are rich in fiber and low in calories. They contain vitamin B6 as well.
Black pepper is a great option for spice on these crisp lettuce wraps.
Large iceberg lettuce leaves are best to use when making the lettuce cups or base for these Asian lettuce wraps.
Limes for the juice on top!
More great recipes to try out at home:
Simple Stuffed Portobello with Tomato Garlic and Cheese is a great appetizer that reminds me of pizza.
Simple One Pot Hearty Soup with Beef or Lamb is a nutritious and filling soup.
Easy and Quick Turkey Lettuce Wraps
- 2 tsp sesame oil
- 1 lb ground turkey meat, white meat, dark meat, or a combo of both
- ¼ cup tamari
- 1 tsp sriracha, or any hot sauce (more if you like it spicy)
- 1 Tbsp rice vinegar
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 2 tsp fresh ginger, minced
- ½ cup red pepper, chopped
- 2 stalks green onion, sliced (white & green parts)
- 8 oz water chestnuts, 1 can, strained & chopped
- 1 large pinch black pepper, optional
- 1 head iceberg lettuce, or romaine, or baby romaine lettuce works too
- 2 limes, cut into slices (optional)
- Heat sesame oil a 12-inch pan on medium heat.
- Add turkey and break apart into crumbled pieces. Allow turkey to cook for 5-7 minutes until it's cooked through then drain of any excess liquid.
- Add coconut aminos, sriracha, rice vinegar, garlic, ginger, and stir to combine. Allow to cook for 3-5 minutes or until meat starts to absorb liquid.
- Add red pepper, water chestnuts, and pepper and stir to combine.
- Taste and adjust flavors to your liking (more pepper, coconut aminos, tamari or sriracha).
- Serve wrapped in lettuce leaves topped with extra cilantro, green onions, and hot sauce.