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Peanutty Asian Lettuce Wraps Recipe

Peanutty Asian Lettuce Wraps Recipe

This recipe packs so much flavor into a beautiful, healthy presentation. I love to serve it as an hors d'oeuvre or as the main dish when I have folks over. It's always a hit! I usually serve it with a little extra hoisin on the side. —Mandy Rivers, Lexington, South Carolina
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min. YIELD:6 servings


  • 1-1/2 pounds lean ground turkey
  • 1/2 cup shredded carrot
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh gingerroot
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 can (8 ounces) whole water chestnuts, drained and chopped
  • 4 green onions, chopped
  • 1/2 cup chopped fresh snow peas
  • 1/3 cup reduced-sodium teriyaki sauce
  • 1/4 cup hoisin sauce
  • 3 tablespoons creamy peanut butter
  • 1 tablespoon rice vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil
  • 12 Bibb lettuce leaves
  • Additional hoisin sauce, optional


  • 1. In a large skillet, cook turkey and carrot over medium heat until meat is no longer pink and carrot is tender; drain. Add ginger and garlic; cook 1 minute longer.
  • 2. Stir in the chestnuts, onions, snow peas, teriyaki sauce, hoisin sauce, peanut butter, vinegar and oil; heat through. Divide among lettuce leaves; drizzle with additional hoisin sauce if desired. Fold lettuce over filling. Yield: 6 servings.

Nutritional Facts

2 each: 313 calories, 16g fat (4g saturated fat), 90mg cholesterol, 613mg sodium, 18g carbohydrate (9g sugars, 3g fiber), 24g protein Diabetic Exchanges:1/2 starch, 3 lean meat, 2 vegetable, 2 fat

Reviews for Peanutty Asian Lettuce Wraps

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Reviewed Jun. 1, 2016

"I usually buy a package Lettuce Wrap packet. This recipe is amazing! It is a definately keeper!"

Reviewed May. 25, 2016

"I make this recipe all the time. I use ground chicken in place of ground turkey. The ground chicken has a little better flavor."

Reviewed Apr. 16, 2015

"waaaay too salty! good flavor, though."

Reviewed Mar. 1, 2015

"Very good! Did not have any snow peas on hand. Grabbed reduced sodium soy sauce instead of the reduced sodium teriyaki sauce from the fridge. Used 6 frozen chicken tenderloins, thawed then diced, instead of turkey. Added a small amount of broccoli slaw in addition to the carrots. I used carrots that were the store bought julienned style then I cut them up with kitchen shears in a bowl. Used warmed flour tortillas instead of lettuce for the wrap. My husband said next time try chunky peanut butter. Will definitely make this again!"

Reviewed Dec. 30, 2014

"Easy & Delish!"

Reviewed Dec. 23, 2014

"Reminds me of something I might have in a Thai restaurant."

Reviewed Jul. 31, 2014

"This was delicious and so flavourful as others have said. Made it exactly as written and will definitely make it again!"

Reviewed Jul. 30, 2014

"Delicious! Better than restaurant quality. A big hit at our house!"

Reviewed May. 5, 2014

"Yum! This recipe was a hit , will definately make again. I used ground chicken, subbed red bell pepper & cole slaw mix for the snow peas & water chestnut s to use what I had.Chopped all veggies small in food processor.Added a touch of Chinese 5 spice to the sauce.Served with coconut rIce & fresh fruit.I used butter lettuce leaves(couldn't find bibb). I think endive leaves would work better. This would also work well as a filling for spring rolls, an Asian wrapp sandwich or Asian taco.."

Reviewed Apr. 25, 2014

"I made this recipe substituting cubed turkey and omitting the snow peas (personal preference) and they were amazing!! My 7 year old even loved them and rated them a 10 out of 10! Other readers were right, a little messy but definitely worth it!!"

Reviewed Apr. 1, 2014

"This recipe is super easy to follow and it is amazingly delicious! My whole family loved it!"

Reviewed Feb. 3, 2014

"Very good but much, much better with boneless, skinless chicken thighs. Much more flavorful."

Reviewed Oct. 21, 2013

"I loved this recipe. The whole family enjoyed it. I could not find Bibb lettuce leaves so we simply used wheat tortillas. I added more carrots and snow peas than the recipe called for, and I thought it tasted great. No need to add more sauce. VERY FLAVORFUL!"

Reviewed Aug. 26, 2012

"This is delicious, my entire family loves it and asks me to make it again and again."

Reviewed Jul. 14, 2012

"These are so delicious!!! I try to make them whenever I can. I double the recipe and freeze the leftovers, and they are just as delicious unfrozen as fresh! Most times I don't even use lettuce, just sprinkle some rice noodles on top and it is so good. This is a five star plus recipe!"

Reviewed Jun. 20, 2012


Reviewed May. 16, 2012

"I have made this recipe several times. It is a keeper - so delicious. I don't use lettuce wraps but I but lettuce on plate and put meat mixture on top - sort of like a taco salad - easier to eat."

Reviewed Apr. 26, 2012

"This was delicious and reminded my husband of the ones at PF. Changs!"

Reviewed Apr. 9, 2012

"These were so good! Even better the next day. For a little less sweet of a dish, cut back on the hoisen. Definitely making again!"

Reviewed Dec. 23, 2011


Reviewed Dec. 18, 2011

"I have tried several lettuce wrap recipes and have been disappointed with the lack of flavor. This has so much flavor! I added frozen peas instead of snow peas and it was great."

Reviewed Oct. 24, 2011

"My whole family loves this dish! We eat it as the main dish, but it would go great with any kind of Asian dish."

Reviewed May. 10, 2011

"Full of flavor and so easy to make. My grocery store did not have Bibb lettuce so I just used iceberg and it was fine."

Reviewed May. 6, 2011

"These are super easy and so yummy! I make these all the time for lunch. I find myself craving them all the time. I use Romaine lettuce and it works just as well."

Reviewed Apr. 9, 2011

"Crazy messy, but worth every delicious bite. I omitted the water chestnuts and added some cucumber, cilantro and extra carrot. I also subbed soy sauce + brown sugar for the teriyaki sauce. This comes together in a snap and is surprisingly filling. We took leftovers to work the next and stuffed them, lettuce and all, in a whole wheat wrap. YUM."

Reviewed Apr. 1, 2011

"So delicious!!!!!"

Reviewed Mar. 29, 2011

"I've made lettuce wraps before. I cannot believe how easy and delish this recipe is.

I made this dish last evening for Hubby and myself. I thought about the leftovers all night and could barely resist heading to the kitchen in the middle of the night. I didn't change a thing about the recipe and it was just PERFECT! It's a five-star recipe that I know I'll make again and again."

Reviewed Mar. 28, 2011

"Easy to make and SO yummy!"

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