Turkey Thai Lettuce Wraps

Turkey Thai Lettuce Wraps

Turkey Thai Lettuce Wraps. They’re such a cute and fun way to eat your protein and your veggies! I absolutely love how much flavor is packed in every bite, and how many different textures can be experienced from all of the fun ingredients that are used.

They are super versatile too, as they can make for a colorful appetizer, an awesome healthy lunch or a satisfying light dinner. Recipes like these are great to have in your recipe arsenal (or pinned on Instagram for later use), because if you know that your kids, husband or friends really enjoy these, you know you can prepare some for them in a jiffy whether it’s noon, 4pm or 8pm. It’ll be easy peasy for you and delicious for them!

Just yesterday I was devouring two of these yummies, in between lunch and dinner, to keep me from going hangry (as I try to avoid that “beast” at all cost, haha) and to get an extra push of energy to finish up some work I still had to do. They totally hit the spot and accomplished their goal, keeping me completely satisfied and energized. Love these delicious little bundles of joy!

Turkey Thai Lettuce Wraps
 
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Turkey Thai Lettuce Wraps -- a winning appetizer; both delicious and nutritious.​
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Recipe type: Appetizer
Cuisine: Thai
Serves: 5 servings
Ingredients
For the Wraps:
  • 1 lb. ground turkey
  • 1 tbsp coconut oil
  • ¼ chopped white onion
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • ½ tsp black pepper
  • ¼ tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1 head of butter lettuce, washed and pat dried
  • 1 cup shredded carrots
  • 1 cup shredded purple cabbage
  • ½ cup lightly chopped cilantro
  • ¼ cup chopped roasted and salted cashews
  • ¼ cup diced avocado
  • Lemon wedges
For "Peanut" Sauce:
  • ½ cup unsweetened coconut milk or filtered water
  • ½ tsp sea salt
  • 3 tsp apple cider vinegar
  • 2 tbsp honey
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • ½ cup almond butter
  • 2 tsp toasted sesame oil
  • ⅛ tsp cumin
  • ⅛ tsp ginger
  • Black pepper, to taste
Instructions
  1. Prep "peanut" sauce ahead of time by blending sauce ingredients in a high speed blender until smooth and storing it in a tight lid container in the refrigerator.
  2. Now on to the wraps. Place a skillet over medium heat, add coconut oil and cook onions and garlic until translucent. Add in ground turkey and use a wooden spoon to break it down to help it cook. After 2 minutes of cooking, add in spices (cumin, cayenne pepper, sea salt and black pepper), stir and let cook for another 3 minutes. Cover frying pan, bring heat to medium-low and allow it to cook for 8-10 minutes. Remove from heat and set aside.
  3. To assemble wraps: grab a large butter lettuce leaf and add the following ingredients in your preferred order: ground turkey, cabbage and carrots. Sprinkle cashew pieces, add cilantro and avocado, squeeze a bit of fresh lime and drizzle some peanut sauce.
Notes
Tools You’ll Need:
- Frying pan with lid
- Wooden spoon or spatula
- Cutting board and knife
- Measuring spoons


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