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.

Healthy turkey lettuce wraps
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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

ingredients for healthy turkey lettuce wraps
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Step 1: Chop Vegetables

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

diced veggies for healthy turkey lettuce wraps
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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.

ground turkey for healthy turkey lettuce wraps
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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.

cooked veggies for healthy turkey lettuce wraps
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Step 4: Combine Everything

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

ground turkey mixture for healthy turkey lettuce wraps
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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.

ground turkey with garnish for healthy turkey lettuce wraps
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Step 6: Fill Lettuce Cups

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

ground turkey mixture for healthy turkey lettuce wraps
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Add garnishes: shredded carrots, water chestnuts or both.

ground turkey in wrap with garnish for healthy turkey lettuce wraps
(Image: Charity Curley Mathews, founder of Foodlets.com)

Step 7: Serve and Enjoy

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

healthy turkey lettuce wraps
(Image: Charity Curley Mathews, founder of Foodlets.com)
healthy turkey lettuce wraps
(Image: Charity Curley Mathews, founder of Foodlets.com)
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