Turkey Lettuce Wraps

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Another recipe I love from William Sonoma’s Eat Well Cookbook, is the Turkey Lettuce Wraps recipe.  This is a great spring meal because it’s nice and fresh.

The ingredients

The ingredients


  • Vegetable oil, 1Tbsp
  • Toasted sesame Oil, 1Tbsp
  • Green onions, 1/2 cup thinly sliced
  • Fresh ginger, 1 1/2 Tbsp grated
  • Garlic, 2 cloves, minced
  • Red pepper flakes, 1/2 tsp
  • Ground dark-meat turkey, 1 1/4 lb
  • Soy sauce, 3 Tbsp
  • Rice vinegar, 1 Tbsp
  • Butter lettuce leaves, 16 (from 2 small heads)
  • Fresh basil leaves, for garnish
  • Hoison sauce, for serving


  •  Heat oils in a large frying pan over medium-high heat.
  • Add green onions, ginger, garlic and red pepper flakes and cook, stirring constantly, until fragrant but not browned, about 2 minutes.
  • Add turkey to pan and cook, stirring until turkey is no longer pink, about 5 minutes.
  • Add soy sauce and vinegar and cook 1 more minute.  Transfer to bowl.
  • To serve, spoon about 1/4 cup turkey mixture into center of one lettuce leaf at a time, top with a few basil leaves or shreds, and wrap lettuce left around filling.  Drizzle with 1/2 teaspoon of hoisin sauce, or to taste.




I love this recipe because it doesn’t involve a lot of prep work, besides cutting up the green onion and maybe the ginger if you aren’t lazy like me and buy a jar of grated ginger.  I also got to use the salad spinner that I got for my wedding three years ago for the first time! Score…

Finally using my salad spinner!

Finally using my salad spinner!

I usually make 2 pounds of turkey and I use regular ground turkey, not dark meat turkey. I also add a lot more green onions, red pepper flakes, and garlic than it says to because I love those ingredients.  I also love Hoisin sauce but it has a lot of carbs, so I have to be careful.

The finished product :)

The finished product 🙂

This recipe is also good in the summer time if you have fresh basil in your garden-yumm!!  I like to serve it with Jasmine rice as well. Enjoy!

One thought on “Turkey Lettuce Wraps

  1. Looks delicious. I am increasingly using lettuce to substitute for bread so lettuce wraps are definitely up my alley. Of course yesterday I had a BLT with lettuce and no bread. Very messy and not nearly as healthy as your recipe. Thanks for sharing.

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