Everyone loves a good lettuce wrap, and this Turkey Lettuce Wraps is tasty and healthy. Ground turkey is sautéed with onions, garlic, serrano chili, and just a tiny drizzle of tamari.
This mix creates a deep savory notes. Bibb lettuce makes a perfect base for the stir-fried chicken. Finish off with fresh mint leaves, crunchy garlic, pickled cucumbers, and a squeeze of lime juice and you have a flavorful dish.
Asian Lettuce Wraps! Who doesn’t love the fresh and tasty handheld wraps from Asian restaurants? This homemade version tastes like PF Chang’s Lettuce Wraps (and Pei Wei’s), and they are so easy to make. They can be ready in 20 minutes!
Halve cucumber you can peel it if you want to but that’s a little extra work so I skipped it. Take you cucumber and thinly slice crosswise into half-moons. Take your mint leave and pick and coarsely chop, discarding stems. In a medium bowl, toss together your cucumbers, with half of the chopped mint. Add 1 tablespoon of vinegar and a pinch each of salt and sugar. Let marinate until you are ready to serve.
Finely chop 1 teaspoon garlic. Next rinse and gently pat dry 6 large lettuce leaves; wrap in a damp towel until step 6 to get rid of the moisture. Finely chop half of a onion. And finish it off by chopping 1 teaspoon of the serrano pepper.
In a small bowl, whisk together tamari, ¼ cup water, 2 teaspoons vinegar, and ¼ teaspoon sugar. Reserve for later on.
Take one 1 tablespoon oil and medium skillet over medium-high. Add chopped onions, chopped garlic, and serrano pepper; cook, stirring, until fragrant and onions are slightly softened, about 1 minute. Add turkey to skillet; cook, stirring occasionally and breaking up turkey into smaller pieces, until browned and cooked through, about 3 minutes.
Add reserved tamari mixture to skillet, stirring to coat turkey. Bring to a boil, then remove from heat. Season to taste with salt.
Cut lime into wedges. Put lettuce cups on plates. Fill with turkey, then top with remaining chopped mint. Serve turkey lettuce cups with pickled cucumbers alongside, and lime wedges, for squeezing over top.
There’s just something so satisfying about finger food, as in no forks or chopsticks required. Turkey Lettuce Wraps allows you to just pick it up and dive in! None of that chopping it up and eating it slowly, just shove it in your face because you are hungry, right?