Thanksgiving is one month away, but that doesn’t mean we have to wait to eat delicious turkey until then. I don’t mean roasting an entire turkey that takes hours upon hours to prepare (maybe that’s why we eat roasted turkey just once a year..)
I’m talking about an elegant and healthy meal that takes less than 30 minutes to make: Turkey lettuce wraps.
These delicious turkey lettuce wraps will make you feel like you’re dining out at a fancy Asian restaurant, but now you can do it from the comfort of your own home! It’s a great and inexpensive home cooked meal for your family, friends or romantic dinner – and extremely nutritious!
Turkey is an incredible source of iron, which we need to feel energized, move oxygen through our bodies and keep our skin, hair and nails strong and gorgeous! As for the veggies, we know they’re good.
(Serves 4…or 2 if you’re really hungry)
- 1 tray of ground turkey breast
- 5-6 large iceberg lettuce leaves, cleaned and dried
- ½ lime (for serving)
- 1/2 red onion, minced (separate half for serving)
- 1 clove garlic, minced
- 3 scallions, minced (save 1 minced scallion for serving)
- 1 ½ cup shredded carrots (save desired amount for serving)
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 3 tablespoons whole Dijon mustard
- salt and pepper to taste
For the drizzling sauce:
- 2 tablespoons soy sauce
- 1 tablespoon rice wine vinegar
- 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
- 1 tablespoon honey
- few drops of sriracha sauce (or more if you like it spicey!)
- ½ teaspoon sesame oil
- ¼ cup water
Now let’s make it
- In large bowl, mix ground turkey breast with minced onion, garlic, scallions, carrots, salt and pepper. Mix thoroughly and use your hands if you have to!
- In a small bowl, whisk the sauce ingredients and mix in honey last (if you put the honey first, it will get stuck to the bowl and it’s annoying to remove…trust me). Set sauce aside until serving time!
- Bring heat to high and in a large sauté pan and drizzle in olive oil.
- When the oil is hot, add the mixture of turkey and vegetables.
- With your spatula, move the mixture and keep mixing while separating the ground turkey breast that may clump together. You don’t want massive chunks of turkey in your wraps!
- Once the turkey is not a light pink anymore and a white color, it is fully cooked! Before it you remove it from the heat, taste it to see if it’s perfectly seasoned the way you like it.
- Assemble lettuce leaves on serving plate and pour in the cooked turkey.
- Garnish with the onions, scallions and carrots you set aside.
- Drizzle the sweet and savory sauce over it and a little lime and enjoy your incredible home cooked turkey lettuce wraps!
By: Nati’s Kitchen