Lettuce Wraps

Lettuce Wraps

Published February 7, 2013 | Written by

Published by: Healthline Exclusive

Servings: 8
Total Time: 22 min

Prep Time: 10 min | Cook Time: 12 min


Shredded carrots add a crunch to this light appetizer, but you can change it up with other vegetables, such as bean sprouts. When entertaining, keep the meat separate and provide a variety of veggies to choose so guests can assemble their own wraps.

Nutrition Facts
Serving size: approximately 3 lettuce wraps
Calories per serving: 135
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 6.8g 10%
Saturated Fat 1.5g 8%
Sodium 291mg 12%
Total Carbohydrate 6.0g 2%
Protein 13.0g 18%
Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.


  • 2 teaspoons canola oil
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 lb. ground turkey
  • 2 tablespoons low-sodium soy sauce
  • 1 1/2 cups grated carrots
  • 1 cup chopped scallions
  • 1 1/2 heads iceberg lettuce

Step by Step:

  1. Heat canola oil in a large frying pan over medium-low heat and add garlic. Sauté for 2 minutes or until the garlic is fragrant and add turkey. Cook on medium heat until the meat is brown and beginning to look crumbly, about 10 minutes. Add soy sauce and mix to distribute evenly.
  2. Remove the pan from the heat. Add carrots and scallions to the frying pan and stir just to combine (the vegetables will remain raw, but they'll be warmed).
  3. Carefully tear off lettuce leaves from the head, trying not to break the natural cup shapes of the leaves. Place the turkey and vegetable mixture in a serving bowl. To serve, spoon turkey mixture into lettuce cups.