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Asian Turkey Lettuce Wraps

Friday, January 6, 2017 15:45
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lettuce wraps

This healthy dish is just what you need in the new year!  Low in fat and carbs.  Serve this as an appetizer or a main dish.

Asian Turkey Lettuce Wraps
Recipe type: Main
Cuisine: Asian
Prep time:  10 mins
Cook time:  10 mins
Total time:  20 mins
Serves: Serves 4
  • 1 pound ground turkey
  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil
  • 2 carrots, finely chopped or grated
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tablespoons fresh ginger, peeled and grated
  • 1 teaspoon Chinese 5 spice powder
  • 1 tablespoon low sodium soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons rice wine vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon coconut water
  • 1 head Boston, bibb lettuce or Romain
  • chopped cilantro
  • 2 green onions, chopped
  1. Melt coconut oil in a medium skillet over medium-high heat.
  2. Add carrots and saute for several minutes. Add garlic, ginger, turkey and Chinese 5 spice to the pan and saute until turkey is cooked through – about 3 to 5 minutes.
  3. Stir in soy sauce, vinegar and coconut water. Cook for a couple more minutes, stirring well to thoroughly combine.
  4. Put one scoop of turkey mixture into lettuce leaves. Top with green onions and cilantro.


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