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Turkey Taco Lettuce Wraps

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This recipe uses fresh and crisp romaine lettuce leaves instead of the traditional taco shell creating flavorful “boats” that are perfect for a lighter twist on the traditional taco.
Turkey Taco Lettuce Wraps

Indulge in a delicious yet guilt-free meal with these clean and fresh Turkey Lettuce Wraps.
This recipe uses fresh and crisp romaine lettuce leaves instead of the traditional taco shell creating flavorful “boats” that are perfect for a lighter twist on the traditional taco. Ground turkey is used to make the perfectly seasoned filling and fresh toppings are added for a low-carb alternative. This diet-friendly refreshing twist on tacos is ideal for a health-conscious lifestyle and you can change your protein to fit your taste!

Turkey Taco Lettuce Wraps

What Goes Into Turkey Taco Lettuce Wraps?

You just need a handful of simple ingredients to make these wraps:

  • Ground turkey
  • Onion and garlic
  • Spices like cumin, coriander, paprika, and chili powder
  • Tomato sauce
  • Chicken broth
  • Romaine lettuce leaves
  • Your favorite toppings like freshly chopped tomatoes, red onion, cilantro, avocado, sour cream, and shredded Mexican cheese blend

Turkey Taco Lettuce Wraps

How To Make The Filling For Turkey Taco Lettuce Wraps?

You won’t believe how easy it is to make the filling for these fresh lettuce wraps!

  1. Saute the chopped onion in olive oil, in a large skillet over medium heat for about 2 minutes. Add the ground turkey and minced garlic and cook until the meat is fully cooked.
  2. Add the cumin, coriander, paprika, chili powder, tomato sauce, and chicken broth. Simmer until almost dry and add salt and pepper.
  3. Place one lettuce leaf on top of another and spoon about 3 tbsp of meat over them. Top with chopped tomatoes, sliced red onion, diced avocado, fresh cilantro, and any other topping of your choice.

Turkey Taco Lettuce Wraps

How Many Calories Do Turkey Taco Lettuce Wraps Have?

This recipe makes about 8 taco lettuce wraps, and we consider 2 lettuce wraps a serving. Each serving (2 wraps) has 236 calories, 7g of carbs, 23g of protein, and 13g of fat.
Toppings For Turkey Lettuce Wraps?

  • Chopped fresh tomatoes
  • Diced avocado
  • Fresh cilantro
  • Sliced red onion
  • Sliced black olives
  • Sliced jalapenos
  • Sour cream
  • Pickled onions
  • Shredded cheese

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  • The Best Taco Casserole
  • Dorito Taco Salad with Catalina Dressing
  • Cheesy Taco Pasta
  • Beef Taco Casserole
  • White Chicken Enchiladas
Turkey Taco Lettuce Wraps

Turkey Taco Lettuce Wraps

This recipe uses fresh and crisp romaine lettuce leaves instead of the traditional taco shell creating flavorful “boats” that are perfect for a lighter twist on the traditional taco.
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Prep Time: 8 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 23 minutes
Servings: 4 (2 wraps per serving)
Calories: 236kcal

Ingredients

  • ½ tbsp olive oil
  • ½ cup onion chopped
  • 1 lb lean ground turkey
  • 3 garlic cloves minced
  • 2 tsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp ground coriander
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • ½ cup tomato sauce
  • ½ cup chicken broth
  • 16 romaine lettuce leaves, washed and thoroughly dried
  • Toppings: chopped tomatoes, sliced red onion, diced avocado, fresh cilantro, shredded Mexican cheese blend.

Instructions

  • Saute the chopped onion in olive oil, in a large skillet over medium heat for about 2 minutes. Add the ground turkey and minced garlic and cook until the meat is fully cooked.
  • Add the cumin, coriander, paprika, chili powder, tomato sauce, and chicken broth. Simmer until almost dry and add salt and pepper.
  • Place one lettuce leaf on top of another and spoon about 3 tbsp of meat over them. Top with chopped tomatoes, sliced red onion, diced avocado, fresh cilantro, and any other topping of your choice.

Notes

  • To make sturdy tacos, cook the meat mixture until almost all the liquid has evaporated.
  • Make sure to wash the lettuce leaves and dry them thoroughly.
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Nutrition

Calories: 236kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 23g | Fat: 13g

Turkey Taco Lettuce Wraps

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