Let me start off by saying GO USA!!! I am loving these olympics and have been struggling with how late I am willing to stay up to catch all the good stuff. And although I would love to only enjoy “American Food” throughout this 30th olympiad, I have come to realize that the most American thing to do would be to eat multiple cultures cuisine on a daily basis. And although I am sure lettuce wraps are American with a few asian inspired ingredients, I will let it count. I have never made lettuce wraps and am so happy I did. They are very simple and super healthy! Low-carb and tasty?! Yay!
First you cook up your ground turkey with a little ginger and garlic. Then you chop up green onions and water chestnuts and mix them all together.
Then just mix up a quick sauce.
Then pour that sauce over the meat and toss to coat.
Scoop your mixture onto pieces of iceberg lettuce and enjoy!
Asian Turkey Lettuce Wraps
- 1 1/4 lb. fat-free ground turkey
- 1 Tbsp vegetable oil
- 1 clove garlic, minced
- 1/8 tsp. ground ginger
- 2/3 cup thinly sliced green onions (about 4)
- 1 (8 oz) can sliced water chestnuts, drained and coarsely chopped
- 12 Iceberg lettuce leaves
- 3 Tbsp hoisin sauce
- 2 Tbsp lower-sodium soy sauce
- 1 Tbsp rice vinegar
- 1–2 tsp. red chili paste
- 1/8 tsp. salt
- Heat 1 tablespoon of oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add turkey, garlic and ginger to the pan and cook for about 6 minutes or until turkey is browned. Stir to crumble. Combine turkey mixture, onions and chopped water chestnuts in a large bowl, stirring well, and set aside.
- Meanwhile in a small bowl, whisk together hoisin, soy sauce, rice vinegar and chili paste and drizzle over the turkey mixture. Toss to coat completely. Add about 1/4 cup turkey mixture to each lettuce leaf.
- Recipe adapted from Eat Yourself Skinny