Need a fast-fixing meal that’s healthy and full of flavor? These Asian-inspired turkey lettuce wraps are ready to eat in a hurry!
This roasted artichoke salad is another healthy meal option to try.
Like PF Chang’s famous lettuce wraps, these come together with minimal ingredients. And when it comes to cooking, who doesn’t like easy??
Easy homemade turkey lettuce wraps
For the meat filling, the ground turkey is browned, crumbled, and seasoned with a soy-sesame-ginger sauce to give these lettuce wraps their flavor.
Fresh romaine or butter lettuce leaves work best for wrapping up this recipe. In addition to the lettuce, there’s plenty of fresh cabbage (choose red or green, your choice!), carrots, and green onions. It’s the perfect recipe for eating a lot of veggies in a meal!
These easy lettuce wraps fit well with a low carb or keto diet, but don’t eat them just because they’re healthy. Eat them because they’re delicious!
Meal prep ahead
If you like to have meals at the ready, store the ingredients for these wraps in the fridge.
- Wash the lettuce leaves and wrap in a damp towel.
- Brown and season the turkey and transfer to an airtight container.
- Store the sliced cabbage, peanuts, and green onions in individual containers.
When someone is hungry, they can pull out the components and assemble them.
- ⅓ cup soy sauce (or tamari for gluten-free)
- 1-2 teaspoons sriracha sauce (optional for heat)
- 1 teaspoon fresh ginger, grated
- 1 tablespoon lime juice fresh
- 1 tablespoon honey (or brown sugar)
- 1 tablespoon sesame oil
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 pound ground turkey
- ½ cup carrots, cut in matchstick
- Lettuce leaves, rinsed well and dried (romaine or butter lettuce work best)
- ½ cup crushed peanuts
- ½ head cabbage, chopped thinly (green or purple)
- 2-3 green onions, sliced
- Lime wedges for serving
In a medium-sized bowl combine soy sauce, sriracha, ginger, lime juice, and honey. Whisk until combined. Set aside.
Heat olive oil in a large skillet and add ground turkey meat. Cook and crumble over medium heat until meat is almost cooked through.
Add carrot sticks and continue cooking and stirring for 2-3 minutes.
Add minced garlic to pan and cook for an additional 2-3 minutes.
Pour the sauce into the pan and reduce heat to low. Simmer for 2 minutes, or until the sauce is absorbed.
To assemble the lettuce wraps, place a lettuce leaf on a plate. Add a layer of shredded cabbage, top with the warm meat mixture, and sprinkle with peanuts and green onions. Garnish with a lime wedge.
If you'd like, serve with optional water chestnuts for additional crunch.
A little sprinkle of rice vinegar is nice, too.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 576Total Fat: 39gSaturated Fat: 8gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 27gCholesterol: 120mgSodium: 1423mgCarbohydrates: 24gFiber: 6gSugar: 12gProtein: 37g