Turkey Lettuce Wraps with Spicy Peanut Sauce

Inspired by a popular appetizer at Asian restaurants, these ground turkey and vegetable wraps are a quick and low carb way to start your meal.

Turkey Lettuce Wraps with Spicy Peanut Sauce
Photo: Karla Conrad
Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
35 mins
8 wraps


  • 1 pound ground turkey

  • 3 cloves garlic, minced

  • 1 tablespoon grated fresh ginger

  • 1 teaspoon Chinese five-spice powder or curry powder

  • 2 cup coarsely shredded broccoli (1 small bunch)

  • 1 small red onion, thinly sliced

  • Salt and ground black pepper

  • 1 recipe Spicy Peanut Sauce or 1/2 cup hoisin sauce

  • 8 large Boston (Bibb) lettuce leaves (about 2 heads)

  • 8 lime wedges

  • Snipped fresh cilantro (optional)

Spicy Peanut Sauce

  • ¼ cup sugar

  • ¼ cup crunchy peanut butter

  • 2 tablespoon water

  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil

  • Asian chili sauce (Sriracha sauce)


  1. In a large nonstick skillet cook turkey over medium-high heat for 5 minutes, breaking up turkey with a wooden spoon. Stir in garlic, ginger, and 1/2 teaspoon of the five-spice powder; cook about 5 minutes more or until turkey is no longer pink. Using a slotted spoon transfer turkey mixture to a bowl; set aside.

  2. In the same skillet cook broccoli, onion, and the remaining 1/2 teaspoon five-spice powder about 4 minutes or just until broccoli and onion are tender. Stir in the turkey mixture; heat through. Season to taste with salt and pepper.

  3. To serve, spoon about 1 tablespoon Spicy Peanut Sauce on each lettuce leaf. Divide turkey-broccoli mixture among lettuce leaves. Squeeze a lime wedge over the turkey-broccoli mixture on each wrap. If desired, top with cilantro. Fold in the two opposite sides of the lettuce leaf; fold one of the remaining sides over the filling and tuck it under the other side. Serve immediately.

Spicy Peanut Sauce

  1. In a small saucepan combine sugar, peanut butter, water, and vegetable oil. Heat over medium-low heat just until bubbly and mixture looks smooth (it will look a little curdled before this stage), stirring frequently. Season to taste with Asian chili sauce.


Before shredding the broccoli, consider peeling the stalks, especially if they seem tough. Shred broccoli in the food processor fitted with a coarse shredding blade or use a manual shredder. Or, use purchased shredded broccoli.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

210 Calories
13g Fat
12g Carbs
13g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 210
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 13g 17%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Cholesterol 44mg 15%
Sodium 160mg 7%
Total Carbohydrate 12g 4%
Total Sugars 8g
Protein 13g
Vitamin C 23mg 115%
Calcium 60.6mg 5%
Iron 1.8mg 10%
Potassium 372mg 8%
Folate, total 56.4mcg
Vitamin B-12 0.7mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.4mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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