Lettuce Wraps

These easy Asian lettuce wraps are filled with spicy ground turkey and fresh vegetables. They are the perfect quick dinner if you are looking to cut out carbs. Recently, I have been avoiding carbs for dinner and instead eating mostly protein and vegetables. Eating most of my daily carbohydrate intake for breakfast and lunch, I feel like I have more energy throughout the day. After dinner, I also have more energy because I don’t have a carb heavy meal weighing me down and making me sluggish. These easy Asian lettuce wraps are filled with spicy ground turkey and fresh vegetables.

Lettuce Wraps

For a low-carb approach to dinner, I wrapped asian flavored turkey and vegetable filling with crisp, fresh lettuce. To get my carbs at lunch the next day, I made a brown rice bowl using the leftover filling.

Lettuce Wraps

These are also great as an appetizer served with additional soy sauce for dipping.

Asian Lettuce Wraps

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 25 minutes

Yield: 4-6 servings

Asian Lettuce Wraps

For a low-carb and healthy approach to dinner, these Asian lettuce wraps are filled with ground turkey and vegetables.


  • 1 large head iceberg lettuce
  • 1 tablespoon grape seed oil
  • 1 pound ground turkey
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 small red onion, diced
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 teaspoon freshly grated ginger
  • 1 jalapeño, seeded and diced
  • 2 medium carrots, peeled and shredded
  • 1 teaspoon Chinese five spice
  • 1 pinch of red pepper flakes
  • 3 tablespoons low-sodium soy sauce
  • 5 green onions, sliced thinly
  • Cilantro for garnish
  • 1 lime


  1. With a pairing knife, remove the core from the bottom side of the lettuce. Peel away the outer layer of lettuce and discard. Gently peel away the layers of lettuce, being careful not to tear them. Set aside.
  2. Heat oil in a large sauté pan over medium-high heat. Add the turkey, season with salt and pepper, and cook until browned. Add the onions and cook until soft, 2-3 minutes. Add the garlic, ginger, jalapeño, and carrots. Cook for another 2 minutes. Mix in the Chinese five spice, red pepper flakes, and soy sauce. Cook until soy sauce has been absorbed, about 2 minutes.
  3. Scoop meat mixture into the lettuce cups, doubling up lettuce cups if they are too thin. Garnish with green onions, cilantro leaves, and a squeeze of fresh lime juice.