Spicy Turkey Lettuce Wraps

Last Updated: September 22, 2017By


Claire Shorenstein: Episode 22

Claire gives us a nutritious (and tasty) recipe to try!

1 clove garlic, minced

1 lb ground turkey (or beef)

3 tablespoons all-purpose flour

3-4 carrots, shredded or grated

1 Tbsp rice wine vinegar

1 head lettuce

1 chile (Thai, jalapeno, serrano), finely chopped

1 lime, sliced

½ red onion, finely chopped

1 small piece of fresh ginger, peeled & finely chopped

3 Tbsp low sodium soy or tamari sauce


10-15 m

Ready in
20-35 m


  1. Cut the bottom of the lettuce head off, so that the leaves come apart. Wash and dry leaves thoroughly and set them aside.
  2. Spray a large pan with cooking spray. Add ground turkey to the pan and cook over medium-high heat for about 3 minutes, using a spoon to break up the larger clumps.
  3. Add the chopped onion, ginger and garlic and cook for about 5-7 minutes, until the onion is soft and translucent.
  4. Stir in the chile and carrots then deglaze by adding the vinegar and soy or tamari sauce. Stir thoroughly, and let cook until almost all of the liquid has evaporated.
  5. Remove from the heat and place into a bowl.
  6. To serve, spoon some meat into a lettuce leaf and squeeze in some lime juice. I also enjoy adding sliced avocado on top. Fold lettuce leaves over the filling, roll it up and enjoy!