Tuesday, May 5, 2015

RECIPE: Cilantro-Lime Turkey Taco Lettuce Wraps

I'm a HUGE lettuce wrap fan. From Asian wraps, to lunch meat wraps to taco wraps, it totally allows me to get my sandwich/taco fix in, without the extra carbs and calories from the bread or tortillas. I'm also a HUGE lover of anything lime, so these are right up my alley! I found this recipe from Mountain Mama Cooks.

  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1 1/4 lbs ground turkey breast
  • 1 small or 1@ medium yellow onion
  • 2 cloves garlic, peeled
  • 1/3 cup packed fresh cilantro
  • 1/4 cup fresh lime juice (from about 2 limes)
  • 1/2 cup your favorite green salsa
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 cup low-sodium chicken stock
  • 1-2 heads of iceberg lettuce (depending on size)
  • diced avocado and tomatoes for garnish

  • In a food processor, add onion, garlic, cilantro, lime juice and green salsa. Pulse until a smooth salsa consistency is reached; set aside.
In a medium non-stick sauté pan, heat olive oil over medium heat. Add ground turkey and cook, breaking up any large pieces, for 5 minutes. Add chili powder, cumin, oregano and salt; stir. 

Add salsa to turkey and stir to combine and cook until turkey is cooked through about 5 minutes more. Add chicken stock, turn heat to medium-high and bring to a simmer. Cook for an additional 1-2 minutes. 

Turn heat off and let turkey mixture sit while you prepare the lettuce cups. 

Tear off large pieces of lettuce that are big enough to hold about 1/3 cup of ground turkey. 

Top each lettuce cup with diced tomato, avocado and extra cilantro if desired. If you're a hot sauce lover, top it off and Enjoy! 

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