Friday, March 15, 2013

Turkey Lettuce Wraps

I can not take credit for this dish. Cuisine at Home gets all the credit. They have wonderful recipes and a great magazine. I am just happy to give you a review and tell you how amazing these Lettuce Wraps are. I have made them several times. Most often with turkey because it is always in the grocery store. But they are also delicious with chicken when I can find it.  I love the warm, spicy turkey filling in the cold, crisp lettuce leaves. You can use any lettuce. I have used romaine, iceberg and bibb lettuce. Bibb has to be my favorite though. Bibb lettuce leaves are the perfect size and soft enough to wrap around the delicious filling. They made for a great lunch for sister's birthday.

Turkey Lettuce Wraps
Adapted from: Chicken Lettuce Wraps; Cuisine at Home, August 2012
Makes 4 servings


1 Tbsp. peanut oil
1 Tbsp. minced fresh ginger
1 Tbsp. minced fresh garlic
1 lb. ground turkey breast
1/4 cup fresh lime juice
1 Tbsp. fish sauce
2 tsp. light brown sugar
2 tsp. chili garlic sauce (more if you like spicy)
1/2 cup minced red onion
1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro
1/2 cup chopped fresh mint
Minced zest of 1 lemon
Iceberg or Bibb lettuce leaves
Fresh cilantro and mint leaves
Chopped dry-roasted peanuts
Lime wedges


Heat oil in a nonstick skillet over medium until shimmering. Add ginger and garlic; cook 1 minute. Add turkey and increase heat to medium-high. Sauté turkey until cooked through, 10 minutes. Crush turkey with a potato masher.

Whisk together lime juice, fish sauce, brown sugar, and chili garlic sauce; stir into turkey. Cook mixture until liquid is evaporated, 3-4 minutes. Stir in onion; remove skillet from heat. Stir in chopped cilantro and mint, and zest.

Serve turkey in lettuce leaves and top with cilantro and mint leaves, peanuts, and a squeeze of lime.

Per serving: 220 cal; 13g total fat (3g sat); 98mg chol; 482mg sodium; 7g carb; 1g fiber; 21g protein.


  1. Denise, your lettuce wraps look amazing! You have so many delicious recipes! Have a great weekend.
    -The Six Sisters

    1. Thank you so much! Love your blog and Strut Your Stuff Saturdays!

  2. I love all the recipes you share here. Come link-up sometime or just visit @ I found you via the Lets Get Social Sunday Hop! Your newest follower.

    1. Thank you! Theresa, So happy to meet you. Thanks for stopping by and following. I am off to visit you now. Have a great day!


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