One of the challenges to living healthfully is finding tasty healthy foods! So, I thought I’d share some of my favorite recipes that are also health conscious. Today, I’m sharing one of my absolute favorites: Thai Turkey Lettuce Wraps. I love it because it is fast, easy, tasty and healthy.
There are a lot of variations of this recipe. I have adapted this one to my family’s tastes and the ingredients we usually have around the house. If you try it, let me know what you think!
- 1 1/4 lb ground turkey
- 1/4 cup chopped green onion/scallions (or more, we often use up to 1/2 cup)
- 2 tbls lime or lemon juice (lime is better, but lemon will do)
- 2 tbls fish sauce
- 3 tbls creamy peanut butter
- 2 tsp garlic and red chile paste
- 1 tsp sugar (optional – we like it, but not necessary)
- 1/2 tsp crushed red pepper flakes (could substitute couple dashes of red pepper)
- 1 cup shredded carrot
- 1/3 cup chopped peanuts (salted or non-salted are fine, though salted is recommended)
- 1 large head of Bibb or Boston lettuce, rinsed and patted dry (or use salad spinner, if u have it), leaves separated for filling
- Cook turkey over medium heat in large skillet, until thoroughly cooked (but not dried out). Drain. Return to skillet.
- Stir in scallions, lime/lemon juice, fish sauce, peanut butter, chile paste, sugar, and red pepper flakes. Cook for a couple more minutes, until hot. Remove from heat.
- To Serve: Spoon 2-3 tlbs of turkey mixture onto each lettuce leaf, top with 2 tbls carrots and 1 tsp peanuts. You can put more or less of the turkey mixture and more or less carrots to taste. I like using just 2 tbls of turkey, but my husband usually doubles it. 🙂 To eat, you can just pick it up and eat it kind of like a taco or roll the lettuce and eat like a wrap.
Serves 2-4 (about 12 wraps), depending on how hungry you are, if you serve anything else with it, and how much turkey you put in each wrap.