I absolutely love lettuce wraps. I am always looking for new ways to reinvent lettuce wraps and up the flavor of the dish! These lettuce wraps are absolutely delicious, made with a variety of Mexican spices, and seasoned with the crisp, clean, and inviting flavor of cilantro. It's definitely a mexican fiesta. The salsa just takes these over the top! These babies are also super duper healthy, so dig in! —misschels
lean ground turkey meat
whole orange bell pepper, seeded, cored, and chopped
pink lady apple, peeled, cored, and roughly chopped
distilled white vinegar
of salt, to taste
In This Recipe
Heat olive oil in a heavy frying pan over medium heat. Add the bell pepper, onion, and garlic, saute for about 3 minutes, just until the mixture has "sweat down" a bit.
Add the spices and mix thoroughly, cook for around 1 minute.
Add the ground turkey and salt, cooking over a medium-high heat. Make sure to break apart the turkey with the back of a wooden spoon as it cooks.
Cook the turkey for about 5 minutes, or until it begins to brown. When the turkey is lightly browned, add the green onions and cook for about 2 minutes.
Remove the pan from the heat and stir in cilantro and lime juice. Spoon 2-3 large spoonfuls of the turkey mixture into each piece of lettuce. Top the meat mixture with salsa (see recipe below).
For the salsa, Prepare everything as noted (begin with the serrano peppers) Place all ingredients, except for lime, vinegar, and salt into a large bowl. Toss everything together with the lime juice and vinegar. Season to taste with salt.