These refreshing Thai turkey lettuce wraps will make you forget you’re eating something healthy! Crisp veggies, caramelized morsels of meat, and a zing of fresh lime zest… Mmmm, I’m drooling!
These easy lettuce wraps are so quick to put together and will keep you feeling energized afterward. The filling is packed with deep garlicky, nutty, and salty flavors. It contrasts so well with the fresh veggies that instantly brighten and lift this quick and healthy dinner.
These Thai turkey lettuce wraps are such an easy go-to for a busy weeknight dinner and / or low-carb option. We all need balance in our lives and this dish perfectly balances deep bold flavors with bright healthy veggies!
How can you go wrong??
Try this recipe out and let me know how it goes in the comments below!
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Thai Turkey Lettuce Wraps
For Lettuce Cups
- 5 garlic cloves minced
- 1 teaspoon ginger grated
- 1 pound ground turkey
- 2 carrots finely chopped
- 2.5 oz can water chestnuts finely chopped
- 1 ½ tablespoons fresh lime juice
- 2 heads Romaine lettuce* leaves separated
- 3 tablespoons crushed unsalted peanuts optional for serving
- lime wedges for serving
- Combine sauce ingredients, then set aside.
- Heat a large pan or wok on medium-high heat. Add about a tablespoon of oil then garlic and ginger. Sauté for about 30 seconds or until soft and fragrant.
- Add in ground turkey and cook until it's about 80% done. You should still see a little pink in the meat. Pour in sauce and cook until sauce is absorbed.
- Spread meat in an even layer in the pan and don’t touch it for 1 - 2 minutes to allow the meat to char. Flip the meat and let it sit to brown for another 1 - 2 minutes.
- Add in carrots and cook until tender but still crunchy.
- Turn off the heat then mix in the water chestnuts and lime juice. Serve on the side of romaine lettuce leaves, crushed unsalted peanuts, and lime wedges, if desired. Enjoy!
- Light / Regular & Dark Soy Sauce: Light / Regular soy sauce is used for its saltiness and is easily found at most grocery stores. Dark soy sauce, on the other hand, is used for the rich deep color it gives food. You can easily find it at local Asian markets or Amazon. If you have trouble finding it and omit it, just keep in mind your meat will look lighter in color.
- Lettuce: Romaine lettuce is my favorite type of lettuce but you can definitely swap it out with your favorite! Don’t get stuck trying to figure out “the best” lettuce to use. Lettuce with softer leaves make it easier to fold. Lettuce with stiffer leaves have a nice crisp. Both options are great vessels to deliver this delicious filling!
Exact calculations may vary. For the most accurate nutritional information, use your preferred nutrition calculator, actual ingredients, and quantities used for the recipe. Please consult with your physician or registered dietitian if more precise nutrition calculations are needed for health reasons.