Recipe: Thai Turkey Lettuce Wraps

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


  1. Cook turkey over medium heat in large skillet, until thoroughly cooked (but not dried out).  Drain.  Return to skillet.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.


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