appetizers & snacks
January 21, 2013 posted by dre

asian turkey lettuce wraps

lettuce wraps.

…sounds healthy, right??

asian turkey lettuce wraps

well, this recipe is.  but get this…when ordering lettuce wraps from one of the many major restaurant chains that offer them as an appetizer, you’re looking at inhaling anywhere from 530-1,025 calories!! seriously!?!  it’s totally deceptive for them to make this sound like a “healthy choice.”

this recipe i’m about to share with you is deceptively delicious…it tastes like 1,000 calories.  and it looks like what you would order in the restaurant.

asian turkey lettuce wraps

except… my clean version has less than 300 calories and only 7.6 carbs in the whole recipe.  oh yeah, and it’s loaded with 58 grams of protein!

i don’t even blame you for wanting to high-five me right now.  :)

asian turkey lettuce wraps

let me back up for one second.  these asian turkey lettuce wraps are the first of my ground turkey series… geez, that sounds super lame…surely i could have come up with a more exciting title! hmmmm….

anyway, it was created especially for those of you who love to use other people in their family (including their kids) as a reason/excuse to why they can’t eat healthy.  (oh, you know who you are!!)  i’m going to show you as many ways as i can think of to easily make boring ground turkey into something fun, fresh, and delicious–for any member of the family!

asian turkey lettuce wraps

Rating: 51

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 5 minutes

Total Time: 15 minutes

Yield: 4 lettuce wraps

Calories per serving: 296 calories; 58 grams of protein

asian turkey lettuce wraps

if you like it extra spicy, you can drizzle a little extra sriracha on top! it's delish!


  • 1 cup (cooked) lean ground turkey breast
  • 1 tsp rice vinegar (no sugar, no sodium)
  • 1 tbsp low sodium soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp sriracha hot chili sauce
  • 1 ounce diced water chestnuts
  • 1 tbsp chopped green onions
  • 1 tbsp chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1-2 tsp chopped unsalted cashews as topping
  • 1 heart of romaine (any lettuce will do, i've just found romaine hearts to be sturdiest for lettuce wraps)


  1. mix warm ground turkey with all ingredients except nuts.
  2. spoon onto romaine leaves (i like to double mine up so they don't fall apart)
  3. sprinkle chopped nuts on top!
  4. that's it! :)


unsalted chopped peanuts are traditionally used on lettuce wraps...i swapped them out for cashews to keep it clean for all my paleo peeps... ;)

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  • This is the freshest tasting recipe that is in my wife’s arsenal at the moment. I am picky enough to not let her retry anything that didn’t pass my taste test but this recipe was so successful that I have had he remake it multiple times since. Success!

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  • sounds fresh and delicious, it will also make a great starter or appetizer as well. Thanks for sharing.

  • Thanks for the perfect article about Turkish lettuce wraps. We use lettuce generally in Salads or with Çiğköfte. But It should be hard not soft type. GÖBEK lettuce is the best one to use to wrap somethings.

  • Thanks fir this delicious meal
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