These Spicy Turkey Lettuce Wraps are packed with lean protein, tons of veggies, and taste AMAZING!
20 ounces super-lean ground turkey
1/4 cup chopped green onions
6 cloves garlic, minced
1 tablespoon minced ginger
1 1/2 cups seeded and diced cucumber
1 medium red bell pepper, seeded and chopped
1/2 cup shredded carrot
1/4 cup chopped cilantro
1/4 cup chopped cashews
1/2 jalapeno, seeded and diced OR Sriracha sauce to taste
Juice of 2 limes (about 4 tablespoons)
1 tablespoon soy sauce
1 tablespoon brown sugar
16 lettuce leaves (butter lettuce or trimmed iceberg lettuce leaves work great)
In a medium bowl, combine the ground turkey, green onions, garlic, and ginger. Cover and refrigerate until dinner time or allow to stand at room temperature for 15 minutes.
When ready to cook, heat about 1 tablespoon olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Cook the turkey mixture until it’s browning and crumbly.
While the turkey is cooking, combine the limes, soy sauce, brown sugar, and, if using it, Sriracha to taste. Set aside.
Place the remaining ingredients in a large bowl. When the turkey is done cooking, add it to the vegetable mixture. Drizzle with the sauce and toss to combine. Serve immediately in leaves of lettuce. Makes 4 large servings.
Nutritional Information (for 4 servings):
This recipe cooks very quickly, but the chopping can take some time. I recommend chopping ahead of time when you have a few extra minutes and then throwing it all together at dinnertime!