These Ground Turkey Lettuce Wraps start with crisp lettuce leaves wrapped around a delicious Asian-inspired ground turkey filling. High-protein and so filling, they’re a flavorful appetizer or main course perfect for meal prep! 

Why You’ll Love This Ground Turkey Lettuce Wraps Recipe

  • Quick – I love using ground meat because it always cooks quickly. For this recipe, we combine everything in a single skillet, and it cooks in about 10 minutes. Then, all you have to do is assemble the wraps and enjoy! 
  • Nourishing – Not only are these lettuce wraps high in protein (thanks to the ground turkey!) they’re also gluten-free and dairy-free. They’re also filled with fresh carrot and you can easily add more veggies if you like! 
  • Meal Prep-Friendly – The ground turkey mixture is great to prepare in advance and store in the fridge. Then, just reheat the filling, add it to your wraps, and you have a complete meal ready to go. 

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Ingredients

Avocado Oil:  I like the neutral flavor of avocado oil, but you could also use olive oil or coconut oil

Ground turkey: Either ground dark or white meat turkey will work well for this recipe. 

Aromatics: Fresh garlic and ginger add lots of flavor to these wraps.

Carrot: Shredded thinly, this adds a bit of sweetness and more texture to the filling. 

Coconut aminos: Coconut aminos are a common soy-free substitute for soy sauce in many recipes. They taste very similar to soy sauce but are just slightly sweeter. You can find this ingredient in the Asian aisle of your local grocery, usually near the soy sauce.

Rice vinegar: This (plus the lime juice!) gives the dish just the right amount of brightness.

Sesame oil: a bit of sesame oil gives the dish a warm slightly nutty taste. You should be able to find this ingredient in the Asian aisle of your grocery store.

Lime juice: Adds a little tang to balance the savory flavors of the sauce. Freshly squeezed is best! 

Seasonings: We use salt, black pepper, and red pepper flakes to enhance the flavor of the meat mixture and add the perfect amount of heat. 

Lettuce leaves: Use Bibb or butter lettuce leaves to hold the filling. 

ground turkey and veggie mixture in skillet with spoon

What Lettuce Makes the Best Lettuce Wraps? 

Look for large, sturdy leaves to hold all the filling. I prefer Bibb or butter lettuce because it’s tender but still can hold the filling well. If you can’t find butter lettuce, Iceberg, Boston, and green leaf lettuce also work well.

Ingredient Variations

  • Ground Turkey – Not a fan of ground turkey? Feel free to use ground beef or ground chicken instead. You could also use crumbled tofu to make a vegetarian version!
  • Veggies – if you want to make these wraps even more filling, try including shredded cucumber, onion, thinly sliced red bell pepper, or mushrooms, too. 
  • Wraps – Need something a little more filing? Try adding a bit of cooked rice or quinoa to the wraps.
ground turkey and veggie mixture in skillet with spoon

How to Make Lettuce Wraps with Ground Turkey

Step One: First, heat a large skillet over medium heat. Once hot, add the avocado oil. Then, add the ground turkey, and brown the meat, breaking it up as it cooks.

Step Two: Add the minced garlic and ginger to the skillet, and cook for 1 to 2 minutes or until fragrant. Be careful not to let it burn! 

Step Three: Add the ginger and grated carrot. Cook for 3 to 4 minutes until the carrot has softened. 

Step Four: Next, add the garlic, coconut aminos, rice vinegar, sesame oil, lime juice, and spices. Stir until well combined. Then, cook for another 2 to 3 minutes. 

Step Five: Turn off the heat, and stir in the green onion. Add about ¼ cup of the ground turkey mixture to each lettuce leaf. Then, top them with green onion and a squeeze of lime juice, and enjoy! 

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Ways to Serve

You can, of course, serve these ground turkey lettuce wraps on their own as a complete meal. Or, add sides like rice, garlic green beans, edamame, or roasted garlic lemon broccoli

They also work well as an appetizer with main courses such as: 

How to Store

Store any leftover turkey mixture in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 to 4 days. 

When you’re ready to eat, reheat the turkey filling in the microwave for 30 seconds at a time until warmed through. Then, wrap the filling in the lettuce leaves, and enjoy! 

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I hope you give this Ground Turkey Lettuce Wraps Recipe a try! It’s so easy to make and great for meal prep! If you do give this recipe a try, let me know! Leave a comment with a star rating below. You can also snap a photo & tag @allthehealthythings on INSTAGRAMYour reviews and ratings help support All the Healthy Things and make it possible for me to continue to create the recipes you trust and love.

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Ground Turkey Lettuce Wraps

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  • Author: Ashlea Carver
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 8 1x
  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: Asian-Inspired
  • Diet: Gluten Free

Description

Ground Turkey Lettuce Wraps feature crisp lettuce leaves wrapped around a tangy Asian-inspired ground turkey filling. High-protein and delicious, they’re a flavorful appetizer or main course perfect for meal prep! 


Ingredients

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  • 1 tablespoon avocado oil
  • 1 pound ground turkey
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh ginger
  • 1 small carrot, grated
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 3 tablespoons coconut aminos
  • 1 tablespoon rice vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • juice of 1 lime, plus more for serving
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt, plus more to taste
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1/4 cup sliced green onion, plus more for serving
  • Bibb/Butter lettuce leaves, for serving

Instructions

  1. Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat.
  2. Once hot, add in the avocado oil and then add the ground turkey. Brown the meat, breaking it up as it cooks.
  3. minced garlic and ginger. Cook for 1-2 minutes until fragrant.
  4. Once the ground turkey has browned add the ginger and grated carrot and cook for 3-4 minutes until the carrot has softened.
  5. Next add the garlic, coconut aminos, rice vinegar, sesame oil, lime juice, and spices. Stir until well combined and then cook for another 2-3 minutes.
  6. Turn off the heat and then stir in the green onion. Serve the ground turkey mixture in lettuce leaves (around 1/4 cup) and topped with additional green onion and a squeeze of lime juice.

Recipe by: Ashlea Carver / All the Healthy Things | Photography by: THE MINDFUL HAPA

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