These turkey lettuce poppers are easy to make and very tasty. Definitely one of my favorite ground turkey recipe. They have an Asian influence with coconut aminos and vinegar. Small side note – I use rice wine vinegar for this recipe, which is not paleo. If you’d like, you can substitute apple cider vinegar if you’d like. I don’t sweat the small stuff.
This turkey lettuce poppers dish is perfect for two people. If you have any more than that, double the recipe. That’s my advice. We gobbled it down like there’s no tomorrow.
Quick and Healthy Turkey Lettuce Poppers
- 1 splash coconut oil
- 1 tablespoon sesame oil - toasted
- ½ cup green onions (scallions or green shallots) - thinly sliced
- 1 teaspoon ginger - ground
- ½ teaspoon garlic powder - or 2 cloves minced garlic
- ½ teaspoon red pepper flakes - crushed
- 1 pound ground turkey (minced turkey)
- 1 tablespoon rice vinegar
- 1 head iceberg lettuce - anything big and leafy
- 1 handful basil - for garnish
- Heat oils in a large frying pan over medium-high heat.
- Add green onions, ginger, garlic, and red pepper flakes and cook, stirring constantly, until fragrant but not browned.
- Add turkey to pan and cook, stirring to break into pieces, until turkey is no longer pink, about 5 minutes.
- Add coconut aminos and vinegar and cook for 1 more minute.
- To serve, spoon out a scoop of turkey mixture into the center of one lettuce leaf at a time. Top with fresh basil and wrap lettuce leaf around the filling.
- Pop it in your mouth and enjoy!