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Peanutty Asian Lettuce Wraps

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.
  • Makes
    6 servings


  • 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
  • 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
  • 1/2 cup chopped fresh snow peas
  • 4 green onions, chopped
  • 12 Bibb lettuce leaves
  • Additional hoisin sauce, optional


  • Whisk together first five ingredients until smooth. In a large skillet, cook and crumble turkey with carrot over medium-high heat until no longer pink, 6-8 minutes; drain. Add ginger and garlic; cook and stir 1 minute. Stir in sauce mixture, water chestnuts, snow peas and green onions; heat through.
  • Serve in lettuce leaves. If desired, drizzle with additional hoisin sauce.

Test Kitchen Tips
  • Swap ground chicken or pork for the turkey, or go meat-free by substituting veggies like sliced mushrooms and broccoli slaw.
  • Try romaine or iceberg in place of Bibb for a crunchier wrap, or raddichio for a burst of color.
  • Prefer a richer and saucier filling? Just don't drain the pan after cooking the turkey.
  • Looking for a fun, packable and—bonus!—low-carb lunch? These wraps can be made and assembled ahead of time and served chilled.
  • Nutrition Facts
    2 wraps: 313 calories, 16g fat (4g saturated fat), 90mg cholesterol, 613mg sodium, 18g carbohydrate (9g sugars, 3g fiber), 24g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 2 vegetable, 2 fat, 1/2 starch.


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    • Corwin44
      Sep 11, 2020

      I made this for a lunch outing to the beach so we served it cold. Everyone really liked it. I made as directed except I used cider vinegar because I didn’t have rice vinegar. I served with extra hoisin, sriracha, and crushed peanuts. Delicious!

    • shannondobos
      Sep 28, 2018

      This recipe was really good. I used Kirkland Natural peanut butter, and I found it to be just a tad too much peanutty goodness for me. I can't believe I'm saying that, but for some reason the amount of peanut butter made it just too rich for me. I'll cut back on that next time and I'm confident it will be perfect!

    • marylizlew
      Jun 27, 2018

      No comment left

    • Summy
      Oct 17, 2017

      I can't stop eating these! I made these as written, except that I couldn't find low sodium teriyaki sauce, so used regular. Once cooked, I kind of wanted more peanut flavor, so I added another tablespoon. I figure that there are probably variations due to the brand of peanut butter you use, and I was using a fairly bland organic brand. I will make these again. I had another recipe, but am tossing that for this one. Yummy!

    • KarenKeefe
      Jun 1, 2016

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

    • TGH1548
      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.

    • mocalcook
      Apr 16, 2015

      waaaay too salty! good flavor, though.

    • legogirl
      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!

    • MichelleKTrapp
      Dec 30, 2014

      Easy & Delish!

    • walkerjo
      Dec 23, 2014

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