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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


  • 1/3 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


  • 1. 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.
  • 2. Serve in lettuce leaves. If desired, drizzle with additional hoisin sauce. Yield: 6 servings.

Recipe Note

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.
  • Nutritional 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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    KarenKeefe User ID: 2062961 248944
    Reviewed Jun. 1, 2016

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

    TGH1548 User ID: 6911003 248618
    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."

    mocalcook User ID: 7633888 224955
    Reviewed Apr. 16, 2015

    "waaaay too salty! good flavor, though."

    legogirl User ID: 1789166 221796
    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!"

    MichelleKTrapp User ID: 4802620 216352
    Reviewed Dec. 30, 2014

    "easy & Delish!"

    walkerjo User ID: 7514182 215718
    Reviewed Dec. 23, 2014

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

    spronovo User ID: 3118526 132684
    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!"

    TexasCookie User ID: 4277703 195787
    Reviewed Jul. 30, 2014

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

    Oskysmom User ID: 7791535 132128
    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.."

    afoth73 User ID: 1490711 116847
    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!!"

    Fkysar User ID: 6197099 212487
    Reviewed Apr. 1, 2014

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

    Smalls501 User ID: 7652459 117008
    Reviewed Feb. 3, 2014

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

    Pazel User ID: 7444169 194855
    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!"

    remmersa User ID: 2556298 116844
    Reviewed Aug. 26, 2012

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

    hamsamiches User ID: 6012981 194854
    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!"

    balbelo User ID: 6743210 116994
    Reviewed Jun. 20, 2012


    meraritorres User ID: 6689795 184365
    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."

    lizalvis User ID: 2737416 123632
    Reviewed Apr. 26, 2012

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

    Cblume User ID: 4678501 132126
    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!"

    Chay79 User ID: 6374255 132123
    Reviewed Dec. 23, 2011


    sarahedwards User ID: 4980144 212486
    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."

    aeplanting User ID: 5286274 212485
    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."

    danid User ID: 5870512 150099
    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."

    4boys&me User ID: 4961158 111411
    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."

    [email protected] User ID: 3913704 150098
    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."

    nicole32822000 User ID: 5866256 178939
    Reviewed Apr. 1, 2011

    "So delicious!!!!!"

    PamRudolph User ID: 3725602 177999
    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."

    gklassen User ID: 3518549 194888
    Reviewed Mar. 28, 2011

    "easy to make and SO yummy!"

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