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Asian Lettuce Wraps

This recipe is as tasty as the lettuce wraps found in national restaurants, but it's healthier! — Linda Rowley, Richardson, Texas
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
  • Makes
    4 servings


  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 1 pound lean ground turkey
  • 1 jalapeno pepper, seeded and minced
  • 2 green onions, thinly sliced
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh basil
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • 2 tablespoons reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons chili garlic sauce
  • 1 tablespoon sugar or sugar substitute blend equivalent to 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 12 Bibb or Boston lettuce leaves
  • 1 medium cucumber, julienned
  • 1 medium carrot, julienned
  • 2 cups bean sprouts


  • In a large skillet, heat oil over medium heat. Add turkey; cook 6-8 minutes or until no longer pink, breaking into crumbles. Add jalapeno, green onions and garlic; cook 2 minutes longer. Stir in basil, lime juice, soy sauce, chili garlic sauce and sugar; heat through.
  • To serve, place turkey mixture in lettuce leaves; top with cucumber, carrot and bean sprouts. Fold lettuce over filling.
Editor's Note
Wear disposable gloves when cutting hot peppers; the oils can burn skin. Avoid touching your face.
Nutrition Facts
3 lettuce wraps: 259 calories, 12g fat (3g saturated fat), 78mg cholesterol, 503mg sodium, 12g carbohydrate (6g sugars, 3g fiber), 26g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 1 vegetable, 1/2 starch, 1/2 fat.

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