Thai Turkey Lettuce Cups

Ashchi Heart & Vascular Center PhotoBuns are great for burgers and brats, but when you just need something a little lighter and brighter, fresh lettuce wraps are a delicious option for lunch or dinner. Delicious, easy and bursting with flavor–there’s so much to love about these Thai Turkey Lettuce Wraps.

Recipe courtesy of Women’s Day

Total: 20 min

Yield: 4 Servings

Level: Easy


Cilantro Sauce

  • 1 chopped jalapeño (seeded if desired)
  • 2 tbsp. fresh lime juice
  • 1/2 c. plain yogurt
  • 1 c. fresh cilantro
  • 1/2 tsp. ground cumin


Thai Turkey Lettuce Cups

  • 1 tbsp. canola oil
  • 1 1/2 lb. lean white ground turkey
  • 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 1 jalapeño, finely chopped
  • 1 tbsp. freshly grated ginger
  • 1 tbsp. low-sodium soy sauce
  • 2 tbsp. lime juice
  • 1/4 c. water, if it seems dry
  • 2 scallions, thinly sliced
  • 8 butter lettuce leaves
  • Sliced radishes, if desired



Cilantro Sauce

In a blender, purée chopped jalapeño with fresh limejuice, plain yogurt, fresh cilantro, and ground cumin until very smooth.


Thai Turkey Lettuce Cups

  • Heat canola oil in a large cast-iron skillet on medium-high. Add lean white ground turkey and cook, breaking it up with a spoon until golden brown and crispy, 6 to 8 minutes. Add garlic, jalapeño, and freshly grated ginger and cook, tossing, for 1 minute.
  • Remove from heat and add low-sodium soy sauce, lime juice, and up to 1/4 cup water (if it seems dry).
  • Sprinkle with scallions. Spoon into butter lettuce leaves and serve with cilantro sauce and sliced radishes, if desired.


Nutritional Information

Serving size: 1 1/2 cups;

Per serving: 250 calories; 6 g fat (1.5 g sat fat); 1 g fiber; 5 g carbohydrates; 43 g protein; 285 mg sodium

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