Asian Turkey Lettuce Wraps

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Asian turkey lettuce wraps are packed with tender meat and seasoned, crunchy veggies. These light and tasty wraps are the perfect healthy appetizer or even dinner!

If you are looking for more healthy and delicious recipes, you MUST add these chicken enchiladas, soup, or these great taco-stuffed avocados to your list.

Asian turkey lettuce wraps on a white plate.

Asian Turkey Lettuce Wraps

After the holidays, I am ready to set goals and think more about healthy recipes that are still flavorful! These Asian turkey lettuce wraps are delicious, nutritious, and full of flavor. They are quick, easy to cook, and simple to put together and eat, all under 30 minutes. They work as a tasty appetizer or even a great lunch!

With the holidays over and being back into a routine, I need to make quick and easy meals. Our schedule went from lazy to crazy again really quickly! These Asian turkey lettuce wraps are an excellent option for those busy weeknights. If you have more time and want to make some more delicious Asian recipes to go with this, then try out these yummy egg rolls and Mongolian beef!

Ingredients You Need to Make Asian Turkey Lettuce Wraps

These lettuce wraps are so delicious and full of healthy ingredients. Feel free to add or take away whatever you need to make these perfect for you! See the recipe card at the bottom of the post for exact measurements.

  • Ground turkey: I like to use ground turkey because it’s a great healthy option. You can also use ground beef if that’s what you have on hand.
  • Shredded carrots: It’s easiest just to buy a bag of matchstick carrots from the store.
  • Mushrooms: Chop these up into small pieces.
  • Water chestnuts: These add in that delicious crunch to the wraps.
  • Green onions: The green onions fill these lettuce wraps with flavor.
  • Garlic clove: If you don’t have a fresh garlic clove on hand then you can use minced garlic instead. ½ tsp equals about 1 clove of garlic.
  • Hoisin sauce: Buy this at the store or make this homemade hoisin sauce!
  • Soy sauce: I used low sodium soy sauce in this recipe to keep things healthier.
  • Rice wine vinegar: This is used in a lot of Asian recipes so I like to always have some on hand.
  • Red chili paste: This adds in a little heat and some delicious flavor!
  • Butter lettuce leaves: You can also use Boston or Iceberg lettuce instead.

Let’s Make Some Lettuce Wraps!

These Asian turkey lettuce wraps take less than 30 minutes to throw together! So eat them up as a meal or use them as an appetizer. Your guests will go crazy for them!

  1. Cook turkey and then add veggies: In a medium sized skillet over medium high heat, add the ground turkey. Cook and crumble until it is almost cooked throughout. Add carrots, mushrooms, water chestnuts, green onions and garlic. Continue to cook for 1-2 minutes until turkey is cooked and veggies are tender.
  2. Add sauces and simmer: Add the hoisin sauce, soy sauce, rice wine vinegar, and chili paste. Stir and let simmer for 1-2 minutes. Serve on butter lettuce leaves.
The filling for asian turkey lettuce wraps in a skillet with a wooden spoon.

What Lettuce Should I Use?

You can use a few different types of lettuce with these Asian turkey lettuce wraps. Here are a few ideas and the differences between them!

  • Iceberg Lettuce: This gives them a nice crispiness but they are harder to roll compared to other lettuce types.
  • Bib Lettuce, Boston or Green Leaf: They all have a large, loose head and a dark green leaf.
  • Butter Lettuce: This is what is recommended because is a softer lettuce with thick, large leaves and it’s easy to roll.
A zoomed in picture of a lettuce wrap garnished with sesame seeds.

How to Store Leftovers

These Asian turkey lettuce wraps make fantastic leftovers! Place the turkey mixture in an airtight container and the lettuce in a separate airtight container. Put them in the fridge, and these leftovers will last 2-3 days. When you are ready to eat them, reheat the turkey mixture in the microwave for 1-2 minutes (or until heated through) and place it on a cold piece of lettuce. Wrap and enjoy!

Asian lettuce wraps with a hand picking one up.

Asian Turkey Lettuce Wraps

5 from 10 votes
Asian turkey lettuce wraps are packed with tender meat and seasoned, crunchy veggies. These light and tasty wraps are the perfect healthy appetizer or even dinner!
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Author Alyssa Rivers
Servings: 8 Servings

Ingredients
  

  • 1 pound ground turkey
  • 1/4 cup shredded carrots
  • 6 ounce mushrooms (coarsely chopped)
  • 1 can sliced water chestnuts (8 ounce, drained and coarsely chopped)
  • 2 green onions (chopped)
  • 1 clove garlic (minced)
  • 3 Tablespoons hoisin sauce
  • 2 Tablespoons low sodium soy sauce
  • 1 Tablespoon rice wine vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons red chili paste
  • 12 butter lettuce leaves (Boston and Iceberg lettuce will also work!)

Instructions
 

  • In a medium-sized skillet over medium-high heat, add the ground turkey. Cook and crumble until it is almost cooked throughout. Add carrots, mushrooms, water chestnuts, green onions, and garlic. Continue to cook for 1-2 minutes until turkey is cooked and veggies are tender.
  • Add the hoisin sauce, soy sauce, rice wine vinegar, and chili paste. Stir and let simmer for 1-2 minutes. Serve on butter lettuce leaves.

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Notes

Updated on January 8, 2022
Originally Posted on December 30, 2018

Nutrition

Serves: 8

Calories90kcal (5%)Carbohydrates5g (2%)Protein15g (30%)Fat1g (2%)Saturated Fat1g (5%)Cholesterol31mg (10%)Sodium265mg (11%)Potassium324mg (9%)Fiber1g (4%)Sugar3g (3%)Vitamin A1469IU (29%)Vitamin C4mg (5%)Calcium15mg (2%)Iron1mg (6%)

All nutritional information is based on third party calculations and is only an estimate. Each recipe and nutritional value will vary depending on the brands you use, measuring methods and portion sizes per household.

Course Appetizer, Main Course, Salad, Side Dish
Cuisine American, Chinese
Keyword asian turkey lettuce wraps, lettuce wraps
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Alyssa Rivers

I am Alyssa and the blogger behind The Recipe Critic. I started my blog in June of 2012 as a place to share my passion for cooking. I love trying new things and testing them out with my family.

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  1. Thank you for this delicious recipe, have made it several times and love it.
    I noticed in the photos, you have cilantro on the turkey in the wrap, but it is not mentioned in the recipe.
    Is there a reason, or maybe I missed it, lol.
    Cilantro is a lovely addition to this recipe, in fact a must, as far as Asian food goes.
    Thanks again for all your delicious recipes.

  2. 5 stars
    Such a nutritious and delicious Asian lettuce wrap! My family loves this recipe! Thank you for sharing!

  3. 5 stars
    Restaurant quality delicious! I just made this and it’s so very good. I used only 1 tablespoon hoisin sauce because of sugar concerns, but when I tasted the sauce, I was actually glad that I didn’t use all three. I’ve made your food before and it’s always delicious. How can I subscribe?

  4. 5 stars
    We loved this recipe. It was so full of flavor. I did double the carrots and mushrooms and served with rice as it was our dinner not an appetizer. I will definitely make it again. Thank you for a great recipe.

  5. Hi Alyssa!

    I loveeeee these wraps and they are perfect for WW! Can you clarify- the 706 calorie count is for the entire pound, correct? Not per serving?

    Thank you!

      1. A little quick figuring and this seems like it may be the calorie count for the whole recipe. Delicious, by the way!

  6. Do you think the cooked turkey will last in frig?
    I was hoping to meal plan for the week with these.
    Thanks so much!

  7. 5 stars
    Hi there, I was wondering if you had the nutritional information for this recipe. I may have missed it somehow so apologies if I did. Looking forward to trying this!

    1. I am in the process of adding nutritional facts to each of my recipes at this time. In the meantime you are welcome to use myfitnesspal.com for any questions you may have.

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