Turkey Taco Lettuce Wraps

Clean eating made fun: When you crave a taco but want to keep things low-carb and healthy, serve these easy Turkey Lettuce Wraps spiced up with taco seasoning, fresh salsa, and cilantro! 

overhead shot of a platter of easy Turkey Lettuce Wraps served with taco seasoning, cilantro and fresh salsa

So girlfriends, quick questions for you. How do you like having dinner ready to devour in no time when you get home at night (and all you want to do is open a bag of chips + Netflix & chill but you don’t because you have #goals and eating chips isn’t part of the plan)?

And what if this dinner is both light on those hips (remember, #goals) AND frankly super yummy? ’cause we’re not doing sad steamed veggies here.

Well, guess what? I’ve got exactly what you need. This recipe. These Mexican-inspired turkey lettuce wraps with taco seasoning, lots of cilantro and salsa. I know, you didn’t see that coming huh?

close-up of low-carb turkey lettuce wraps with chopped scallions and fresh cilantro on top of ground turkey filling

Craving a taco? Make these Easy Turkey Lettuce Wraps instead!

But hey, seriously! Turkey Lettuce Wraps are super easy to make and you’ll only need one pan (less dishes to clean = always better).

The fact that you eat your serving of healthy protein in little taco-like lettuce cups makes these turkey lettuce warps cute in addition to being obviously delicious. Everything taco-something has to be delicious, right?

And you can devour a ton of these healthy lettuce wraps (like 6-8 of them!) without over-eating which, quite frankly, I find deeply satisfying. Being a glutton without gluttony-induced consequences > me likes that.

So what do you say? Try these Turkey Taco Lettuce Wraps this week! Enjoy 🙂

overhead shot of turkey taco lettuce wraps served on a big platter with small side dishes of ground turkey and salsa on the side

Hey, I’ve got something for you while you’re here! To help you lay the foundations of your healthy eating (and soon feel amazing!) I put together a clean eating shopping list that you can take with you next time you’re making a trip to the store. Save it to your phone or email it to yourself so you always have it handy!

Download your clean eating shopping list here:

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A delicious low carb dinner that's ready in 30 minutes! #glutenfree and can easily be made #paleo too. Click here to see the recipe on NotEnoughCinnamon.com
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Turkey Taco Lettuce Wraps

Clean eating made fun: When you crave a taco but want to keep things low-carb and healthy, serve these easy Turkey Lettuce Wraps spiced up with taco seasoning, fresh salsa, and cilantro! 

Course Main Course
Cuisine Tex-Mex
Keyword finger food, ground turkey recipes, lettuce wraps, low carb, paleo lettuce wraps, taco seasoning
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 204 kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1 lb. ground turkey 500 g
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 2 jalapeños de-seeded and minced
  • 1 medium red onion chopped
  • 1/4 cup salsa ideally, choose a sugar free one
  • 1 teaspoon tamari or soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon rice vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon coriander
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 3 scallions sliced thin
  • 3 tablespoons cilantro chopped
  • 2 baby gem lettuce or small romaine hearts ends removed
  • Hot sauce optional

Instructions

  1. In a large skillet, add olive oil and heat over medium-high heat. Add turkey, using a spatula to break up the meat into small pieces. Cook for 5-7 minutes, stirring occasionally until all meat is cooked through and browned. 

  2. Then, add minced garlic, jalapeño, and chopped onion. Cook together for 5 minutes or until onions begin to soften. Stir in salsa, tamari, rice vinegar, spices, and salt. Lower heat to a simmer and let mixture cook together for another 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.

  3. Assemble lettuce cups: Add a few spoonfuls taco mixture to each romaine leaf. Top each with a small handful of scallions and a pinch of cilantro. Repeat until all leaves are used. Top with hot sauce & serve immediately!
Nutrition Facts
Turkey Taco Lettuce Wraps
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 204 Calories from Fat 90
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 10g 15%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Cholesterol 83mg 28%
Sodium 861mg 36%
Potassium 370mg 11%
Total Carbohydrates 5g 2%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 2g
Protein 22g 44%
Vitamin A 9.4%
Vitamin C 15.5%
Calcium 4.4%
Iron 10%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Hey, I’ve got something for you while you’re here! To help you lay the foundations of your healthy eating (and soon feel amazing!) I put together a clean eating shopping list that you can take with you next time you’re making a trip to the store. Save it to your phone or email it to yourself so you always have it handy!

Download your clean eating shopping list here:

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3 Comments
  1. To be completely honest when I think mouth watering food I think food that is no good for you. Then I stumbled upon not only your blog but this recipe and here I am, drooling over this recipe (not to mention others of yours). I want these now!

  2. Lettuce Wraps are my favorite “healthy fast food”! I love how you can create endless fillings and have the same experience as you’d have eating a taco! I have never tried a ground turkey filling! Will definitely try this one soon!

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