How to Make Healthy Turkey Lettuce Wraps

Rich in flavor and light in calories, these healthy turkey lettuce wraps are as versatile as they are quick to the table.

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Things You'll Need

  • 2 tablespoons sesame oil

  • 1 pound ground turkey

  • 2 cloves garlic, minced

  • 3 teaspoons ginger, minced

  • 1 red bell pepper, diced

  • 1 small onion, diced

  • 8 ounces mushrooms, diced

  • 1/4 cup hoisin sauce

  • 4 tablespoons soy sauce

  • 1 cup cooked rice

  • 3 green onions, thinly sliced

  • 1 head butter lettuce

  • Shredded carrots

  • Sliced water chestnuts

  • Cilantro

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Step 1: Chop Vegetables

Dice mushrooms, red pepper, onion, garlic, ginger, scallions and cilantro.

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Step 2: Cook Turkey

Pour 1 tablespoon of sesame oil into a large sauté pan and cook over medium heat until browned all the way through. Set cooked turkey aside.

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Step 3: Cook Vegetables

Pour the remaining sesame oil into the same sauté pan and cook your vegetables on medium-low for about 10 minutes until soft.

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Step 4: Combine Everything

Add turkey, rice, hoisin sauce and soy sauce to the vegetables.

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Tip

Adding the cooked rice helps absorb extra liquid, making these lettuce cups less drippy than most.

Step 5: Sprinkle with Garnish

Add chopped scallions and cilantro on top.

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Step 6: Fill Lettuce Cups

Use a large spoon to fill a lettuce leaf with the turkey mixture.

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Add garnishes: shredded carrots, water chestnuts or both.

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Step 7: Serve and Enjoy

Lettuce wraps are best served immediately with extra soy sauce and hot sauce available.

Image Credit: Charity Curley Mathews, founder of Foodlets.com
Image Credit: Charity Curley Mathews, founder of Foodlets.com