It’s time for healthy turkey lettuce wraps! I love this recipe because it’s insanely easy and packed with flavor.
It’s been over 90 degrees in Central Ohio for the last four weeks….which means I am all for quick, easy, and light dinners.
Eating a light dinner in this heat leaves me feeling better, less bloated, and less sweaty in this crazy heat.
And even better, these turkey lettuce wraps stand up to the heat! They’re also Whole 30, Keto, and Paleo friendly. Yay for food inclusivity!
This recipe is kind of an Asian and Mexican flavor fusion – the lettuce wraps are inspired by Asian cuisine, but the turkey seasoning has a lot of Mexican flavors.
It sounds weird, but it works!
About the Recipe
In my search for a lighter dinner, I found a pound of frozen turkey in my freezer. Instead of using it in tortillas for Taco Tuesday, I opted for the Romaine Hearts I had just bought at Costco.
I used ground turkey for this recipe, but you can easily use ground beef, chicken, or even pork, if you wish.
I also used romaine leaves. You could use iceberg lettuce, kale, or cabbage if you want to make a swap!
The possibilities with this recipe are endless!
This one is a great meal prep or just a quick and easy lunch or dinner. It’s healthy too!
You could also use this for a small to medium gathering and let your guests assemble their own lettuce wraps.
Healthy Turkey Lettuce Wraps Ingredients
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- 1 lb ground turkey
- 2 tbsp soy sauce
- 2 tsp chili powder
- 1 tsp paprika
- 1/2 tsp garlic powder
- 1/2 tsp onion powder
- pinch of salt and pepper
- 1/4 cup chopped cilantro, for serving
- 1/4 cup chopped peanuts, for serving
- fresh limes, for serving
- Romaine leaves, for serving
Heat a skillet on medium heat. Add olive oil.
Add turkey to the skillet and break apart well.
Next, add soy sauce, chili powder, paprika, garlic powder, onion powder, salt, and pepper to the pan and mix well. Let turkey cook fully, about 8-10 minutes, stirring frequently.
While turkey is cooking, chop cilantro, peanuts, and cut lime slices for serving.
After the turkey is done, let it cool for a few minutes, then assemble by adding turkey, peanuts, and cilantro in your romaine leaves. Squeeze with fresh lime juice and enjoy!