Asian Turkey Lettuce Wraps | The Recipe Critic


Asian Turkey Lettuce Wraps are packed with intense flavor that is almost too addicting to put down. Every bite has tender meat, crunchy veggies and a soft bib of lettuce to cover it all in a healthy combination. These are light and tasty wraps that are great for appetizers with friends or a healthy dinner idea during the week. 

Time to start the new year off right by creating a flavorful dish that can be on the go or a quick and easy meal with your family. These Asian Turkey Lettuce Wraps are delicious, nutritious and full of flavor. If you are looking for more recipes that are healthy and delicious add these Skinny Chicken Enchiladas, Vegetable Detox Soup or Taco Stuffed Avocados to your list.

Asian Turkey Lettuce Wraps

After the holidays I am ready to set goals and think more about healthy recipes that are still flavorful. These Asian Turkey Lettuce Wraps are bursting with flavor and have so many great ideas to go with them. Having them as a quick snack after school, meal prep for the week, gathering friends over for a savory appetizer or enjoying them with your family gathered around the table. The ideas are endless! They are quick and easy to cook but also simple to put together and eat all under 30 minutes. I love meals that are satisfying and quick for a busy week schedule!

How do you make Asian Turkey Lettuce Wraps?

  • In a medium sized skillet over medium high heat, add the ground turkey. Cook and crumble until it is almost cooked throughout.
  • Add carrots, mushrooms, water chestnuts, green onions and garlic. Continue to cook for 1-2 minutes until turkey is cooked and veggies are tender.
  • Add the hoisin sauce, soy sauce, rice wine vinegar, and chili paste. Stir and let simmer for 1-2 minutes. Serve on butter lettuce leaves.

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What Lettuce Is Best For Making Lettuce Wraps?

  • Iceberg Lettuce gives them a nice crispiness but they are harder to roll compared to other lettuce types.
  • Bib Lettuce, Boston or Green Leaf all have a large, loose head and a dark green leaf.
  • Butter Lettuce (recommended) is a softer lettuce, thick, large leaves and easy to roll.

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Asian Turkey Lettuce Wraps

 

  • 1 pound ground turkey
  • ¼ cup shredded carrots
  • 6 ounce mushrooms, coarsely chopped
  • 1 (8 ounce) can sliced water chestnuts, drained and coarsely chopped
  • 2 green onions, chopped
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 3 Tablespoons hoisin sauce
  • 2 Tablespoons low sodium soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon rice wine vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons red chili paste
  • 12 butter lettuce leaves, Boston and ice burg also work
  1. In a medium sized skillet over medium high heat, add the ground turkey. Cook and crumble until it is almost cooked throughout. Add carrots, mushrooms, water chestnuts, green onions and garlic. Continue to cook for 1-2 minutes until turkey is cooked and veggies are tender.
  2. Add the hoisin sauce, soy sauce, rice wine vinegar, and chili paste. Stir and let simmer for 1-2 minutes. Serve on butter lettuce leaves.

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Alyssa Rivers

I am Alyssa and the blogger behind The Recipe Critic. I started my blog in June of 2012 as a place to share my passion for cooking. I love trying new things and testing them out with my family.





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