Asian Turkey Lettuce Wraps

Asian Turkey Lettuce Wraps are packed with intense flavor that is almost too addicting to put down. Every bite has tender meat, crunchy veggies and a soft bib of lettuce to cover it all in a healthy combination. These are light and tasty wraps that are great for appetizers with friends or a healthy dinner idea during the week.

Time to start the new year off right by creating a flavorful dish that can be on the go or a quick and easy meal with your family. These Asian Turkey Lettuce Wraps are delicious, nutritious and full of flavor. If you are looking for more recipes that are healthy and delicious add these Skinny Chicken Enchiladas, Vegetable Detox Soup or 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 bursting with flavor and have so many great ideas to go with them. Having them as a quick snack after school, meal prep for the week, gathering friends over for a savory appetizer or enjoying them with your family gathered around the table. The ideas are endless! They are quick and easy to cook but also simple to put together and eat all under 30 minutes. I love meals that are satisfying and quick for a busy week schedule!

How do you make Asian Turkey Lettuce Wraps?

  • 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.

The filling for asian turkey lettuce wraps in a skillet with a wooden spoon.

What Lettuce Is Best For Making Lettuce Wraps?

  • Iceberg Lettuce gives them a nice crispiness but they are harder to roll compared to other lettuce types.
  • Bib Lettuce, Boston or Green Leaf all have a large, loose head and a dark green leaf.
  • Butter Lettuce (recommended) is a softer lettuce, thick, large leaves and easy to roll.

Asian lettuce wraps on a white plate.

Want More Lettuce Wrap Recipes? Enjoy these ones!

Asian lettuce wraps with a hand picking one up.

Asian Turkey Lettuce Wraps

5 from 6 votes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Author Alyssa Rivers
Servings 8 Servings

These are light and tasty wraps that are great for appetizers with friends or a healthy dinner idea during the week.

Course Appetizer, Main Course, Salad, Side Dish
Cuisine American, Chinese
Keyword Asian Turkey Lettuce Wraps, Wraps, Lettuce Wraps, Turkey, Asian, Chinese, Japenese

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 ice burg also work

Instructions

  1. 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 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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Nutrition Facts

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.

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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. 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.

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

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

  3. 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!

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