Ginger Turkey Lettuce Wraps

23 Feb

Whenever I feel like I want a hearty but healthy meal, I resort to turkey lettuce wraps. The recipe I keep coming back to is from Simply Scratch.

Ginger Turkey Lettuce Wraps



  • 2 cloves Garlic, minced
  • 2-1/2 tablespoons Fresh Ginger, minced
  • 1/2 cup Extra Light Olive Oil
  • 1/4 cup Rice Vinegar
  • 1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons Soy Sauce
  • 2 tablespoons Honey
  • 1 teaspoon Sesame Oil
  • A generous pinch of Red Pepper Flakes {I refrain from using as I love the sauce as is, without the kick}

For the Wraps:

  • 2 pounds Ground Turkey
  • 1 container of Sliced Water Chestnuts, diced small {I used half}
  • 1/4 cup grated Carrot
  • 1/3 cup Cashews, roughly chopped {Didn’t include due to a food allergy, but would be delicious otherwise!}
  • 1-2 heads of Romaine Lettuce, ends trimmed
  • Cilantro, roughly chopped {for garnish, optional}


  1. In a bowl or a good size jar, add in the minced ginger, garlic, rice vinegar, tamari, oil, honey, and sesame oil.
  2. Shake well to combine all ingredients.Sauce for Ginger Turkey Lettuce Wraps
  3. Drizzle a little olive oil in a large pan and heat up over medium. Once hot add in the ground turkey and cook until done.
  4. Add in the carrot, water chestnuts, and cook for 5-8 minutes.
  5. Pour in the jarred sauce and stir. Bring to a bubble, then reduce the heat to medium-low and simmer for 10-15 minutes.Ginger Ground Turkey Lettuce Wraps
  6. Finish off with a couple tablespoons of tamari {more or less to taste} and spoon filling into prepared romaine leaves.
  7. Serve with a little of the chopped cilantro.

Ginger Turkey Lettuce WrapsWhat’s your go to hearty but healthy?

7 Responses to “Ginger Turkey Lettuce Wraps”

  1. Diana Mieczan February 24, 2014 at 11:33 am #

    Oh boy, this would be perfect for tonight:) Yum, it looks so good! Hope you had an amazing weekend, sweetie.

    • Elizabeth Halle February 24, 2014 at 12:12 pm #

      I hope you did too! I really enjoy this recipe and hope you will too 🙂 . I keep coming back to it. The incorporation of flavors from the sauce really gets me.

      xo Elizabeth

  2. erin February 24, 2014 at 12:09 pm #

    oh yes please

    • Elizabeth Halle February 24, 2014 at 12:12 pm #

      you make sweet, I’ll do this savory one night? #fiestafiesta

      • erin February 24, 2014 at 1:17 pm #

        you seriously are like the smartest person in the world. #pajamaparty

  3. thefrugalbeautiful March 5, 2014 at 12:58 pm #

    That looks soo yummy! I love lettuce wraps!

    • Elizabeth Halle March 5, 2014 at 1:07 pm #

      The flavor you get from the sauce and ingredients incorporated into the ground turkey is just incredible. This is definitely one of my favorite home cooked meals!

      Hope you enjoy it if you try it out!

      xo Elizabeth

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