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Thai Turkey Lettuce Wraps with Asian Slaw Recipe

Thai Turkey Lettuce Wraps with Asian Slaw offers a refreshing twist on a classic dish, perfect for a light lunch, dinner, or as an appetizer for your next gathering. Combining savory Thai flavors with crunchy Asian slaw, these wraps are not only delicious but also keto-friendly. Let’s explore how to create this flavorful and satisfying dish that’s sure to become a favorite!

Turkey Lettuce Wraps

Thai Turkey Lettuce Wraps with Asian Slaw

Delight your taste buds with our Thai Turkey Lettuce Wraps featuring vibrant Asian slaw. This recipe combines the zesty flavors of Thailand with crisp lettuce and a colorful slaw, making it a refreshing and nutritious option for any mealtime.


  • 1 pound ground turkey
  • 3 tablespoon sesame oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon fresh ginger, grated
  • 3 tablespoons soy sauce or tamari (for a gluten-free option)
  • 1 tablespoon fish sauce
  • 2 tablespoon rice vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon Sriracha sauce (adjust to taste)
  • 2 tablespoon lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon peanut butter or almond butter
  • 1 head of butter lettuce or iceberg lettuce, leaves separated
  • 2 cups shredded cabbage (red or green)
  • 1 carrot, julienned
  • 1/2 red bell pepper, thinly sliced
  • 2 green onions, thinly sliced
  • 1/4 cup fresh cilantro, chopped
  • 1/4 cup fresh mint leaves, chopped
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. Heat sesame oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add minced garlic and grated ginger, sautéing until fragrant.
  2. Add ground turkey to the skillet, breaking it up with a spatula. Cook until browned and cooked through.
  3. In a small bowl, whisk together soy sauce (or tamari), fish sauce, rice vinegar, Sriracha sauce, lime juice, and peanut butter (or almond butter) until smooth.
  4. Pour the sauce mixture over the cooked turkey in the skillet. Stir well to combine, allowing the flavors to meld together. Cook for an additional 2-3 minutes until heated through.
  5. Remove from heat and set aside.
  6. In a large bowl, combine shredded cabbage, julienned carrot, sliced red bell pepper, green onions, chopped cilantro, and chopped mint leaves.
  7. In a separate small bowl, whisk together sesame oil, rice vinegar, soy sauce (or tamari), lime juice, and optional honey or sweetener for the slaw dressing. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  8. Pour the dressing over the cabbage mixture and toss well to coat.
  9. To assemble, spoon a portion of the Thai turkey mixture into each lettuce leaf. Top with a generous amount of Asian slaw.
  10. Garnish with extra cilantro and mint leaves if desired. Serve immediately and enjoy the fresh flavors!

Breakdown of Ingredients and Average Carb Content:

  • Ground Turkey: 0g carbs, high in protein.
  • Sesame Oil: 0g carbs, adds flavor and healthy fats.
  • Garlic: ~1g net carb per clove, adds flavor and health benefits.
  • Fresh Ginger: ~1g net carb per teaspoon, adds flavor and a slight spice.
  • Soy Sauce or Tamari: ~1g net carb per tablespoon, adds savory flavor.
  • Fish Sauce: 0g carbs, adds umami flavor.
  • Rice Vinegar: 0g carbs, adds acidity.
  • Sriracha Sauce: ~1g net carb per teaspoon, adds heat.
  • Lime Juice: ~1g net carb per tablespoon, adds tanginess.
  • Peanut Butter or Almond Butter: ~3g net carbs per tablespoon, adds creaminess and nutty flavor.
  • Butter Lettuce or Iceberg Lettuce: ~1g net carb per cup, used as a wrap.
  • Shredded Cabbage: ~2g net carbs per cup, adds crunch and fiber.
  • Carrot (julienned): ~3g net carbs per 1/2 cup, adds sweetness and crunch.
  • Red Bell Pepper (thinly sliced): ~3g net carbs per 1/2 cup, adds sweetness and crunch.
  • Green Onions: ~1g net carb per 1/4 cup, adds sharpness.
  • Fresh Cilantro: ~0.5g net carbs per 1/4 cup, adds freshness.
  • Fresh Mint Leaves: ~0.5g net carbs per 1/4 cup, adds freshness.
  • Salt and Pepper: 0g carbs, adds seasoning.

Total Carbohydrates for the Entire Recipe: Approximately 10-15 grams

Experience Bold Flavors

Enjoy the vibrant flavors and fresh crunch of our Thai Turkey Lettuce Wraps with Asian Slaw. Whether you’re following a keto diet or simply looking for a light and satisfying meal, this recipe is sure to satisfy. Gather your ingredients, prepare your wraps, and savor the delicious fusion of Thai-inspired flavors and crisp, colorful slaw!

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