Turkey Lettuce Wraps

Lisa Kotler
by Lisa Kotler
4 servings
30 min

I don't know about you, but I am always looking for healthy meal options for my family. I also want easy weekday dinners. This recipe accomplishes both and is a family favourite recipe. I highly recommend it. For me, the challenge is always finding the best lettuce. We have tried iceberg, it falls apart, Butter or Bib lettuce is usually small, Boston lettuce is often hard to find in Toronto, but it works best, and in a pinch I'll use Romaine. Romaine is not the best option. The wonton crisps are a nice touch and add some crunch. Try using Fresh Gourmet brand if you can find them.

Recipe details
  • 4  servings
  • Prep time: 10 Minutes Cook time: 20 Minutes Total time: 30 min
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  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 1 lb ground turkey 
  • ¼ cup hoisin sauce
  • 2 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp rice wine vinegar
  • 1 tbsp freshly grated ginger
  • 8 oz. water chestnuts, minced
  • 2 green onions, thinly sliced
  • ½ cup shredded carrots
  • kosher salt and a few red pepper flakes 
  • 1 head butter lettuce, bibb lettuce, Boston lettuce or romaine 
  • Wonton crisps (optional)
  • Sriracha sauce (optional)

Heat the olive oil in a wok over medium heat. Add the garlic and onions, cooking until the onions are translucent.
Add the turkey and cook until browned, crumbling as it cooks.
Add the hoisin sauce, soy sauce, rice wine vinegar, ginger, water chestnuts, green onions, and shredded carrots. Cook for approximately 5 minutes.
Taste the filling and season with salt and red pepper flakes to taste.
Pour into a bowl and top with wonton crisps for crunch. 
Spoon a bit of the mixture into each leaf of lettuce, using the lettuce like you would a soft taco shell. Top with sriracha if preferred. Enjoy 
Lisa Kotler
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