Ginger turkey lettuce wraps

Ginger turkey lettuce wraps

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Prep: 20 mins Cook: 12 mins - 15 mins


Serves 4
Pile stir-fried turkey mince, carrots and crunchy water chestnuts into lettuce leaf cups for an Asian inspired sharing starter or light lunch

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal280
  • fat5g
  • saturates1g
  • carbs22g
  • sugars20g
  • fibre6g
  • protein34g
  • salt3g
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  • 1 tbsp vegetable or sunflower oil
    Sunflower oil

    Sunflower oil

    Sunflower oil is made from pressing sunflower seeds and extracting the oil. It's usually…

  • 500g turkey mince (preferably breast)
  • 2 carrots, finely chopped



    The carrot, with its distinctive bright orange colour, is one of the most versatile root…

  • 225g can water chestnuts, drained and finely chopped
    Water chestnuts

    Water chestnuts

    war-ta chest-nutz

    An ingredient with a very unusual, utterly reliable crunch and

  • 200g green beans, finely chopped
  • 2cm piece ginger, peeled and grated



    Mainly grown in Jamaica, Africa, India, China and Australia, ginger is the root of the plant. It…

  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 3 tbsp soy sauce
    Soy sauce

    Soy sauce

    soy sor-s

    An Asian condiment and ingredient that comes in a variety of of varieties ranging from light to…

  • 2 iceberg lettuces, halved and leaves separated
  • 6 tbsp sticky plum sauce or sweet chilli sauce, to serve


  1. In a large wok or frying pan, heat the oil and fry the turkey mince until browned and cooked through. Transfer to a bowl and set aside.

  2. Tip the carrots, water chestnuts and beans into the pan and stir-fry for 2 mins. Add the ginger and garlic, drizzle over the soy and stir-fry for 1-2 mins more. Add the mince and stir-fry until hot. Season to taste.

  3. To serve, pile the turkey and veg into lettuce leaf ‘cups’ and drizzle over the plum or chilli sauce.

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Minoo's picture
5th May, 2016
This makes a nice, light quick dinner. I prepped all the veg the night before so when I got home from work it was just a case of stir frying the meat and veg. My husband is not that keen on lettuce but even he ate the lettuce wraps. Not necessarily a showpiece dish, but a simple, tasty weeknight dinner.
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