Turkey Lettuce Wraps

These lettuce wraps are one of my favorite dinners to make. I love eating veggies in a non-traditional salad and this recipe fits the bill. Anytime I make this when we have guests over, every single person asks for the recipe. It's delish, it's different, and it looks so yummy and pretty when you are done.


Turkey Filling:

  • 1lb Ground Turkey
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • 1/2 onion chopped
  • 1-2 inch section of Ginger minced
  • 1-2 Tbsp Sesame Oil
  • 1-2 Tbsp Rice Vinegar
  • 1-2 Tbsp Honey
  • 1-4 Tbsp Soy Sauce (or if using liquid aminos, use less)
  • 1 Tbsp Sesame Seeds
  • Optional ingredients: Mushrooms, Bamboo Shoots, Water chestnuts 

Carrot Daikon Slaw

  • 2-3 Carrots Julienned 
  • ~6-7 inches of Daikon Root Julienned
  • 1/2 tbsp Sesame Oil
  • 1-2 Tbsp Rice Vinegar
  • 1-3 Tbsp Asian Vinaigrette Dressing

Peanut Butter Sauce

  • 1-2 Tbsp Peanut Butter
  • 1-2 Tbsp Rice Vinegar
  • 1/2-1 Tbsp Sesame Oil
  • 1-2 Tbsp Soy Sauce
  • Garlic & Onion Powder to Taste
  • Juice from 1/2 Orange
  • Optional: Spicy Garlic Paste

Lettuce Wraps:

  • Butter Lettuce - I use Living Lettuce then I plant the leftover stock in the garden & get new leaves
  • Optional Toppings: Avocado, Tomato, Sprouts, Green Onion, Siracha


Make Carrot/Daikon Slaw first to let it marinate 

  • Julienne Carrots & Daikon
  • add vinegar, sesame oil & dressing to tawste
  • Mix & let sit in the fridge to marinate while you make the rest

Turkey Filling

  • Add Sesame Oil to pan on medium high heat
  • Add Onion, garlic & Ginger
  • Brown Turkey once the onions become translucent
  • Add Mushrooms (if using)
  • Add each ingredient little by little to taste: Soy Sauce, Rice Vinegar, Honey, Sesame Seeds
  • Optional: add black pepper, powdered garlic, ginger or onion to taste
  • Add Water Chestnuts, & Bamboo Shoots just before everything is done

Put it all together:

  • Take a butter lettuce, add turkey filling, top with carrot/daikon slaw, add peanut sauce. ENJOY!


  • Use extra firm tofu instead 
  • Use Cucumber instead of Daikon 
  • You can always use Hoisin Sauce instead of Honey

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