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For a light, fresh, and flavorful meal, try these high-protein and low calorie Asian Turkey Lettuce Wraps! They can be prepared in advance for a quick and easy lunch or dinner when you don’t have time to cook!

Asian Turkey Lettuce wraps garnished with avocado and cashews on a plate

I love, love, love the combination of sweet and savory flavors that you often find in Asian cuisine.

The only problem is that those same sweet-and-savory dishes are often deep-fried and laden with sugar, calories, sodium, and saturated fat (hello, General Tso’s Chicken)!

These lettuce wraps are the best of both worlds, though — light, low-calorie, fresh, and bursting with zesty flavors. It’s a meal that just makes your tastebuds happy and completely satisfies your body and your mind!

Overhead shot of asian turkey lettuce wraps on a plate

This convenient supper, which can be prepared in advance and kept in the refrigerator until you’re ready to eat, is SO versatile. It’s delicious warm, it’s great at room temperature, and it’s even great straight out of the refrigerator! Leftover Chinese food is always a good idea, right?!

Turkey Lettuce Wraps on a plate with sliced avocado at the side

You can wrap the turkey mixture in big, soft, butter lettuce leaves for a light, grain-free option, or you can use traditional flour tortillas instead. It’s a one-pan meal that everyone at the table can enjoy! The meat is even great over rice or cauliflower rice if you’re ready to mix it up…

An overhead shot of a head of butter lettuce on a blue background

Topping Ideas For These Turkey Lettuce Wraps

  • And don’t forget the toppings! I think of the turkey mixture as the base for the lettuce wraps — and the rest is a finishing touch.
  • chopped peanuts or salted cashews for crunch
  • a creamy slice of avocado
  • a few sprigs of fresh cilantro
  • sliced green onions
  • a squeeze of lime juice

You’ll feel like you’re dining in an exotic Thai restaurant…while noshing on healthy fare from the comfort of your own kitchen!

Front shot of lettuce wraps on a white plate with black trim

More healthy dinner recipes that you might enjoy:

Asian Turkey Lettuce Wraps

5 from 1 vote
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 10 minutes
Total: 20 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 185 kcal
Asian Turkey Lettuce Wraps are a high protein, low calorie, healthy dinner or lunch recipe!

Ingredients
  

  • 1 lb. ground turkey breast*
  • ½ cup Asian toasted sesame salad dressing such as Kraft Lite Asian Toasted Sesame dressing or Newman’s Own Sesame Ginger dressing
  • 2 tablespoons less sodium soy sauce
  • 2 teaspoons minced garlic
  • ½ cup finely diced celery
  • ½ cup finely diced carrots
  • 3 cups shredded cabbage or coleslaw mix
  • 4 green onions sliced
  • 8 large Boston lettuce leaves
  • Optional garnish: fresh cilantro toasted sesame seeds, chopped peanuts

Instructions

  • In a large skillet over medium-high heat, sauté turkey breast, salad dressing, soy sauce, garlic, celery and carrots. Cook, stirring regularly, until meat is no longer pink and the vegetables are tender.
  • Add cabbage and green onions and cook over low heat for about 3 more minutes (or until cabbage is wilted).
  • Spoon mixture onto lettuce leaves, roll up, and eat!

Notes

* You can substitute with an equal amount of ground chicken breast or extra lean ground beef, but make sure that the meat you’re using is 98% or 99% lean. This is because you will not be draining the fat off of the skillet, so any meat with more fat in it will make your dish greasy.
Cooking Just for Two? You can cut the ingredients in half and follow the same cooking instructions.

Nutrition

Serving: 1/4 of the turkey mixture (about 1.25 cups per serving)Calories: 185kcalCarbohydrates: 11gProtein: 29.7gFat: 2.7gCholesterol: 70mgSodium: 768mgFiber: 2gSugar: 7g
Keyword: lettuce wraps, turkey wraps
Course: Lunch or Dinner
Cuisine: Asian
Author: The Seasoned Mom
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