Thai Turkey Lettuce Wraps are super quick and easy to make! This Thai inspired lettuce wrap recipe is made with ground turkey and cooked in a delicious garlic ginger sauce and eaten with butter lettuce. This Asian lettuce wrap recipe is made in 30 minutes, is gluten free, low carb and fits perfectly in a keto diet!
Thai Turkey Lettuce Wraps
Are you looking for a quick weeknight meal that’s lighter on the calories? We’ve got you covered with our delicious Thai inspired low carb turkey lettuce wraps. These don’t skimp on the flavor either!
We use 85% ground turkey in this recipe, but if you’re not a huge fan of turkey you can switch them out for ground chicken or ground beef. Then we add all the spices!
Garlic, ginger, tamari (is gluten free, but if you don’t have on hand you can substitute soy sauce for this), rice vinegar, fish sauce (no it doesn’t taste fishy in this recipe!), chili sauce and a tad bit of coconut sugar. Yes I said coconut sugar, but it’s such a small amount that it is still a really low carb recipe!
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Thai Turkey Lettuce Wrap Ingredients
- coconut oil
- lean ground turkey
- yellow onion
- fresh-grated ginger
- tamari sauce
- rice vinegar
- coconut sugar
- chili garlic sauce
- fish sauce
- chicken bone broth
- butter lettuce
- red onion
- cilantro leaves
- unsalted peanuts
- crushed red pepper flakes
How to Make Thai Turkey Lettuce Wraps
First you’re going to cook the ground turkey, onion and celery in a large skillet. Then you’ll add the garlic and ginger. Next add the tamari sauce, vinegar, sugar, chili garlic sauce, fish sauce, and water. You’ll bring this mixture to a simmer and cook for a while.
Then you will divide the meat between the 8 lettuce cups. Finally you’ll top each lettuce cup with red onion, cilantro, peanuts, and crushed red pepper flakes. If you don’t like heat, you can skip the red pepper flakes.
Do Lettuce Wraps Have Carbs?
By substituting lettuce in the place of tortillas, you are cutting out a bunch of carbs! The lettuce wraps will still contain carbs from whatever toppings and fillings you put in them though. So choose wisely 🙂
Other Low Carb Weeknight Dinner Meals
- Quick and Easy Mushroom Stroganoff Sauce with Leftover Grilled Steak
- Keto Creamy Sausage and Spinach Soup
- Keto Egg Drop Soup
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Thai Turkey Lettuce Wraps
- 2 tablespoons coconut oil
- 1 lb ground turkey 85% lean
- 1 small yellow onion diced
- 1 large stalk celery diced
- 4 cloves garlic crushed
- 1 tablespoon ginger fresh-grated
- 2 tablespoons tamari sauce
- 2 tablespoons rice vinegar
- 1 tablespoon coconut sugar
- 2 teaspoons chili garlic sauce
- 1 teaspoon fish sauce
- 1/2 cup chicken bone broth can substitute water
- 8 butter lettuce leaves large leaves
- 1/2 small red onion thinly sliced, for garnish
- 1/4 cup fresh cilantro leaves for garnish
- 3 tablespoons roasted unsalted peanuts, for garnish
- 1 pinch Crushed red pepper flakes for garnish (optional)
- Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Once hot, add the turkey, onion, and celery, and cook until the meat is browned and the vegetables are tender, about 8 to 10 minutes, stirring, occasionally.
- Add the garlic and ginger, and cook 1 minute, stirring constantly.
- Add the tamari sauce, vinegar, sugar, chili garlic sauce, fish sauce, and water. Bring up to a simmer and cook, stirring frequently, until the liquid is mostly evaporated, about 10 minutes.
- To serve, divide the meat between the 8 lettuce cups. Top each with red onion, cilantro, peanuts, and crushed red pepper flakes.