Asian Turkey Lettuce Wraps

March 22, 2019

in Dinner in a Dash, Low Carb, Recipes, Sides & Salads

Spring is finally here! What a brutal winter that was…for everyone across the country! I can’t remember the last time we had snow so frequently in Vancouver. Glad its over! With the beautiful weather we’ve been having lately, I wanted to make something fresh and light, and tasty, of course. I made this in about 15 minutes, so its a perfect weeknight dinner. Who knew these Asian Turkey Lettuce Wraps would be such a hit with the whole family.

My girls tend to like anything that somewhat resembles a taco, so telling them it was a taco with a different sauce was a good selling feature! You can of course swap out with any veggies you prefer. I just happened to use what we like.

I decided to use store-bought hoisin sauce to make it quick and easy, but if you prefer to make it with a homemade sauce you can do that too. I’d like to try another version with a homemade honey/peanut sauce.

As mentioned in a quick note in the recipe, you can easily make this higher carb for the kids by adding some plain rice in the bottom of the lettuce cups. I had some pre-cooked white rice on hand, but would also be great with brown rice or quinoa. You could always pick up one of those microwaveable rice packs of plain rice if you need a quick option!

Asian Turkey Lettuce Wraps
 
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Asian Turkey Lettuce Wraps are a simple weeknight meal with delicious flavors.
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Recipe type: Main
Cuisine: Asian
Yield: 6 servings
Ingredients
  • 1 lb (454 grams) lean ground turkey
  • 1 head iceberg lettuce
  • 1 cup red pepper, diced
  • ½ cup carrot, shredded
  • ½ cup water chestnuts, drained and chopped
  • 1 Tbsp fresh garlic, minced
  • 1 Tbsp fresh ginger, minced
  • ¼ cup hoisin sauce
For the Garnish (optional)
  • chopped green onions
  • chopped peanuts
Instructions
  1. Prep the veggies. Chop red pepper, water chestnuts and carrot.
  2. Heat a large skillet over medium high heat.
  3. Lightly spray with oil, and brown raw turkey, garlic and ginger in the pan.
  4. Once the turkey starts to brown, add in the carrot. Stir for a couple minutes, then add in the red pepper and water chestnuts.
  5. Cook down until the veggies begin to soften.
  6. Add in the hoisin sauce and stir until combined, cooking a couple more minutes.
  7. Meanwhile, cut the iceberg lettuce in half through the center of the core. Remove the core and remove lettuce cups.
  8. Place a bit of turkey mixture in a lettuce cup and top with optional garnish (green onion and peanuts).
Notes
*For a higher carb option, cook some white or brown rice and put some rice on the bottom of the lettuce and top with the filling.
Nutrition
Serving size: ⅙ of recipe Calories: 163 Fat: 4.6 g Saturated fat: 0.8 g Carbs: 15.7 g Sugar: 9.6 g Sodium: 431 mg Fiber: 1.6 g Protein: 17.2 g Cholesterol: 50 mg

 

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I'm Kristine Fretwell, busy mom of 2 little girls, author, blogger, and former pro fitness competitor. I love almost any kind of cookie, anything coconut or pumpkin flavored, and Thai food. A perfect day for me is enjoying my family, getting to the gym, and whipping up a new healthy recipe. I've got a collection of over 300 healthy recipes, and other tidbits like fitness and health tips. My recipes have been featured on websites such as Huffington Post, Savvy Mom, Shape and Skinny Scoop.
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