Like many other people’s one of my resolutions is to eat healthier and feed my family healthier meals. Figuring out what to cook every day is not an easy task. It seems like I’m thinking about food (what to cook) all day long. After breakfast I’m thinking about the lunch menu, after lunch I’m thinking about the meal (dinner/supper) menu and don’t forget dessert. It can be a little overwhelming.
I normally “try” to take some time off during the weekend, typically on Sunday and brainstorm a meal plan for the week. A variety of dishes that spreads rice, pasta, veggies, salads, stews, and so on. Then, I remember having some lettuce wraps as an appetizer during our last road trip to Boston. One of those dishes that keeps on coming to mind, but somehow you just never try to make. Well, this is a recreation (my version) of them.
Heat oil in a medium skillet over medium high heat. Enjoy! Tip: Feel free to drizzle some soy sauce over the lettuce once served.
Turkey Lettuce Wraps
Add turkey, shallot, red onion and sweet peppers. Cook for about 4-6 minutes or until the turkey is cooked and the veggies are softened a bit.
Add garlic, pecans, soy sauce and rice vinegar. Cook for 2-3 minutes stirring occasionally.
Add ground pepper and cook until most of the liquid has evaporated.
Add cilantro, mix well.
Remove from the heat.
Spoon mixture onto lettuce leaves, top with chow mein noodles and some fresh cilantro (optional).
Heat oil in a medium skillet over medium high heat.
Tip: Feel free to drizzle some soy sauce over the lettuce once served.
Ground turkey with lots of chopped fresh veggies makes a light and delicious filling for lettuce cups. Give them a try and let me know what your thoughts are. They taste great hot or cold too! A perfect left over meal to take to work the next day. Love that!
Hi there! I’m Wanda – the creator and author at My Sweet Zepol a healthy food, travel, and lifestyle blog. Passionate about food photography, food styling, entertaining and advocate about creating memories around the kitchen table. With a mission to create easy-to-make meals for the busy family.
Love all the flavors and the pecans you added in here! Sounds like a perfect lunch. Where did you try the original version of these?
Katie, I tried the original recipe on a restaurant in Boston. Don’t remember the name.
Que ricos se ven los voy a probar. A mi me pasa lo mismo, me da la sensación de que estoy todo el sía pensando en que voy a cocinar jeje.
Adriana, es a diario. Pero, esta receta me salva la vida. jajajaja…
I love this dish, but I haven’t tried to make it with turkey
Natalia, for me turkey is more healthy conscious. But, you can use chicken and pork too.
se ven muy ricos!
Not too difficult to prepare and so delish!
Yes, Myrah. Super easy to make and snack on or have them as a meal on their own. So good!
Wonderful to cut down on bread. Gracias for the idea and recipe. BB2U
Yes, we like many other people are looking to cut down on carbs and these wraps are perfect!
love these wraps! time to eat them at home instead of a restaurant, thanks!
Taty, try them and let me know. They are super easy to make!
Se ven deliciosos!!
Estan tan ricas que uno no puede dejar de comerlas. Pero no engordan, asi que esta bien comer mas de una.
Adoro el pavo! Yummy! Muchas gracias por la receta!
Gracias, S.Yissele. Fue inspiracion de un plato que comimos durante un viaje. Riquisimo.