Asian Turkey Lettuce Wraps Recipe
- 1-1/4 pounds extra-lean ground turkey
- 1 package (16 ounces) frozen stir-fry vegetable blend, thawed
- 1/3 cup reduced-sodium teriyaki sauce
- 1/4 cup hoisin sauce
- 3 tablespoons reduced-fat creamy peanut butter
- 2 tablespoons minced fresh gingerroot
- 1 tablespoon rice vinegar
- 1 tablespoon sesame oil
- 3 garlic cloves, minced
- 4 green onions, chopped
- 10 Boston lettuce leaves
- Additional hoisin sauce, optional
- 1. In a large nonstick skillet coated with cooking spray, cook turkey over medium heat until no longer pink.
- 2. Coarsely chop stir-fry vegetables; add to the pan. Stir in the teriyaki sauce, hoisin sauce, peanut butter, ginger, vinegar and oil. Stir-fry over medium-high heat for 5 minutes. Add garlic; cook 1 minute longer.
- 3. Remove from the heat; stir in onions. Place a scant 1/2 cup turkey mixture on each lettuce leaf; fold lettuce over filling. Serve with additional hoisin sauce if desired. Yield: 5 servings.
2 filled lettuce wraps: 275 calories, 8g fat (1g saturated fat), 45mg cholesterol, 686mg sodium, 19g carbohydrate (7g sugars, 4g fiber), 34g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 1 starch, 1 vegetable, 1 fat.
Reviews for Asian Turkey Lettuce Wraps
"Very yummy & tasty! Even my teenagers loved it. I used regular creamy peanut butter as it was what I had on hand. I also couldn't find Boston lettuce, so I used butter lettuce & it worked just fine. I used a frozen Asian Vegetable Stir Fry with water chestnuts & loved the crunchiness of it."
"We made this into a stir fry over rice instead of lettuce. We really didn't care for it. The turkey was bland and the sauce was cloying and not very flavorful."
"Good recipe but I probably wouldn't make it again."
"Best as an appetizer."
"It was tasty. It had good flavor and no flavor was overpowering. We couldn't find Boston lettuce, so we used Butter Leaf instead."
"very tasty and flavorful"
"The secret is in the sauce! So flavorful and yummy. I omitted the ginger-root and added a can of water chestnuts for added crunch. I made it my a wok and it was done in 30 minutes with no prep before. Leftovers were even better."
"i made this as is with the exception of romaine instead of Boston. I put it in a flour tortilla - more carbs and calories - but it was great. Tomorrow I'll eat it in the lettuce wrap."
"Doubled the recipe and so glad I did...gave us mucho leftovers!! Added sliced water chestnuts otherwise followed recipe verbatim. Absolutely delicious...couldn't stop eating it and then looked forward to leftovers next day. Used iceberg, romaine and Boston and each was fantastic! Do yourself and your family a favor and try this recipe!"
"I made this recipe as is and it was delicious. Boston lettuce was too flimsy and I would use iceberg lettuce next time. The next day, we had leftovers and put it in fajita wraps. Still delicious."
"I love this dish. I substitute fresh grated carrots, sugar snap peas, red and yellow pepper and water chestnuts. I put the fresh veggies in toward the end of cooking so that they stay crunchy."
"Best lettuce wrap recipe I've ever made. We added a little sriracha to give it a kick because we love spicy food. Will most definitely make these again. Might try adding some chopped up peanuts."
"Messy but FABULOUS!"
"Delicious!! Tastes just like PF Chang's"
"this was delicious and very easy to make; i used fresh shredded carrots and green beans instead of the frozen veggies."
"Just wonderful! The flavors are fab.! I didn't have bottled teriyaki, so I added 4T soy sauce, 1 T sugar, and 1 T mirin (sweet Japanese cooking wine---you can buy it at any Asian grocery). It came out GREAT!"
"Worth the effort- yum!"
"This was a surprise. It's a great base. Definitely needed salt, and I added red pepper flakes but may try chili sauce the next time as it needs more of a kick."
"Made this recipe tonight, and it was DELICIOUS. My husband requested I make this every night from now on. :)"
"Surprisingly flavorful, I was craving this for breakfast the next morning. Will definitely make again, and again, and again."
"Have made this for my family several times..very easy and delicious. We like spicy, so I added some red pepper flakes.Use a crisp lettuce like Romaine..."
"This is not only delicious, but easy to make. And so versitile! I too added more peanut butter and will kick it up with red pepper next time."
"Yummy! Tastes like something out of a restaurant! It's kind of hard to fold them into the lettuce wrap, but they still tste great! Next time I might add a little more peanut butter, just because I love it. But this is a wonderful recipe!"
"This was so tasty! I loved it and my boys loved it too."
"Really good base recipe - made several changes to suit my family: I used fresh veggies instead of frozen, probably close to three times the amount the recipe calls for, doubled the sauce, cut the ginger in half, and added about 2-3 cups freshly cooked brown rice to stretch it and soak up the sauce. I'll be adding red pepper flakes to mine before I eat it to kick it up a notch. The flavor of the sauce is excellent!"
"Very good recipe. Had to buy some different ingreients but I have made the recipe a few times. I thought the fresh ginger had a very strong flavor and may omit that next time."
"WOW! This was really fantastic."
"These are amazing. PF Changs has nothing on this recipe!"
"Made these for lunch today and the family loved it!!! Used regular peanut butter so not as healthy calorie wise, but delicious! Will definitely make again!!!"
"My whole family loved this recipe. No leftovers."
"made this for my husband and i think the peanut butter was not a good flavor with the other ingredients. would not make again"
"These wraps are delicious! Even my husband who hates vegetables loved them! I'll definitely be making them again very soon and probably using them for a dish at our wedding vow renewal since it will be Asian themed! Thanks for the great recipe!"
"Very good taste. Lean ground turkey can be bland but this reciped really jazzed it up. Kids ate them on tortillas, lettuce wraps for mom. Plan to keep making theses to use for my lunches instead of lunchmeat."
"Yuck. Found out the hard way that my family and I don't like Hoisin Sauce. Throwing this recipe away..."
"The whole family liked this. I didn't have turkey, but ground beef was still good."
"SO GOOD!! One of our favorites!! Used olive oil instead and it was still great!! Left out the ginger one time and it was still great!"
"SOOOO good! One of our favorites!!"
"These were DELICIOUS! I will definitely make this one a keeper."
"Addicting! I couldn't stop eating them. Just as good (if not better) as one's I've had at the Elephant Bar restaurant. I added some mango to the leftovers, and it gave it a neat flavor. (To me, mango can make almost anything taste delicious.) :)"
"My family loved these! I already had reduced fat chunky peanut butter and it was so good! Highly recommend"
"Mmmmm, just made these for dinner tonight. They had so much flavor and were just delicious. Definately will be having these again."
"These turned out fabulous. My husband started eating them standing up in the kitchen. He wouldn't even wait until he walked in to dining room and sat down."
"This was delicious, and so very easy to make. I can't wait to make it again. The wraps were a bit messy with the lettuce ripping, so I wrapped them up in some whole wheat tortillas and called them Thai Tacos. Spinach tortillas would work great, too, I bet. And I had some left overs on a bed of baby spinach for lunch the next day... still great."
"Very easy and delicious!"
"This is very delicious! My boys loved this! I like the idea that I can incorporate vegetables on my kids diet. Yummy!!! Will keep making this. Thank you so much for sharing!"
"AWESOME! This was my first taste of a "lettuce" wrap and it certainly won't be the last! The flavors are incredible and it's hard to believe it's healthy!"
"My husband declared these the best lettuce wraps that I've ever made (we've tried quite a few recipes). The flavor of the sauce was amazing. Will definitely make these again. I will be sure to use the low-sodium teriyaki sauce the next time. I only had regular, and the wraps came out a little bit salty for my taste.Update - made these again, but with extra lean ground beef this time (what I had on hand) - even better! :)