Spicy Turkey Lettuce Wraps

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 20 min.


2 servings

Updated: Sep. 10, 2022
My go-to meal after an evening run is this satisfying turkey wrap with jicama, a potato-like root veggie used in Mexican cooking. —Christie Arp, Blue Ridge, Georgia
Spicy Turkey Lettuce Wraps Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 1/2 pound lean ground turkey
  • 1/2 cup chopped peeled jicama or celery
  • 1/4 cup chopped onion
  • 2 tablespoons reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • 2 teaspoons minced fresh gingerroot
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 cup julienned carrot
  • 6 Bibb lettuce leaves
  • Hot mustard, optional


  1. In a large skillet, cook and crumble turkey with jicama and onion over medium heat until no longer pink, 4-6 minutes. Stir in soy sauce, ginger, garlic and peppers. Add carrot; cook and stir until liquid is absorbed, 1-2 minutes.
  2. Serve in lettuce. If desired, serve with mustard.

Nutrition Facts

3 wraps: 212 calories, 9g fat (2g saturated fat), 78mg cholesterol, 655mg sodium, 9g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 3g fiber), 24g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 1 vegetable.