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March recipe thai turkey lettuce wraps

Thai Turkey Lettuce Wraps

There is nothing like a delicious and healthy Thai Turkey Lettuce Wrap to bring in National Nutrition Month! This month’s recipe is sure to become your go-to this spring! Patients who wish to schedule an in-person cooking class with our nutritionist, Roxy, may call 1-800-597-7977!

Thai Turkey Lettuce Wraps

1 teaspoon sesame oil

3 tablespoons reduced-sodium soy sauce

2 tablespoons light brown sugar

2 tablespoons rice vinegar

1 pound ground turkey

1 small can water chestnuts drained and chopped

12 butter lettuce leaves

1 1/2 cups English cucumber cut in small strips

1 cup shredded carrots

1/4 cup chopped roasted unsalted peanuts

2 tablespoons chopped fresh mint

Scallions sliced thin

* If you like spice add Sriracha or Sambal hot sauce


Step 1

Combine 1-teaspoon sesame oil, soy sauce, sugar, and vinegar in a bowl, stir with a whisk.

Step 2

Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium. Spray with nonstick cooking spray add turkey; cook 7 minutes or until lightly browned, stirring to crumble. Add water chestnuts and 1/4 cup soy sauce mixture; cook 4 minutes or until liquid is absorbed.

Step 3

Place about 3 tablespoons turkey mixture in each lettuce leaf; top evenly with cucumber, carrots, scallions, and peanuts. Drizzle evenly with the remaining soy sauce mixture. Sprinkle with mint and hot sauce if desired.