Thai Ground Turkey Lettuce Wraps

Cut the carbs and add a burst of refreshing flavor with these tangy and slightly spicy wraps, cradled in crisp romaine lettuce.

Serves 4-6


For the turkey:

  • 4 tbsp. vegetable oil
  • 1 1/2 lbs. ground turkey
  • 1/2 red onion, medium diced
  • 1 red bell pepper, julienned 
  • 2/3 cup carrots, grated
  • 2 tbsp. garlic
  • 1 tbsp. ginger, grated
  • 1 1/2 tbsp. low sodium soy sauce
  • 3 tbsp. unsalted peanuts
  • 2/3 cup green onions, sliced
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1–2 heads Bibb lettuce, separated into cuplike leaves
  • Sriracha or whatever hot sauce you have on hand
  • Lime wedges

For the sauce:

  • 1/2 cup light coconut milk
  • 4 tbsp. low sugar peanut butter
  • 1 tbsp. sriracha or whatever hot sauce you have on hand
  • 1 tbsp. honey
  • 1 tbsp. low sodium soy sauce
  • 1 tsp. garlic powder


Preparing the turkey:

  1. Warm a large skillet over medium high heat. Add 2 tablespoons of oil, then add ground turkey. Heat until turkey has cooked through.
  2. Remove turkey from skillet, set aside on a plate or bowl and wipe skillet clean with a cloth or paper towel.
  3. Add remaining oil, reduce heat to medium and add the red onion, bell pepper, carrots and garlic. Sauté for about 3–5 minutes, then return turkey to skillet.
  4. Add ginger, soy sauce, peanuts and green onions. Stir to combine.
  5. Cook everything together for another 3–5 minutes. Then add salt and pepper to taste. Turn off heat and set aside.

Prepare the sauce:

  1. Combine all the ingredients. If too thick, add a little water until it reaches desired consistency.

To serve:
Once everything is ready, put a spoonful of the turkey mixture in a lettuce cup. Add a drizzle of peanut sauce, hot sauce to taste and a squeeze of lime juice. ENJOY!

Recipe courtesy of Rob Varner, SheepsHead Eats