5 (2 wraps each)
Zesty Turkey Lettuce Wraps
Are you in the mood for a light and refreshing meal that packs a punch of zesty flavors? Look no further than these mouthwatering zesty turkey lettuce wraps. With a combination of lean ground turkey, aromatic spices and a vibrant assortment of toppings, these lettuce wraps are a delightful treat for your taste buds.
To begin, take lean ground turkey and brown it to perfection in a large skillet over medium-high heat. As it sizzles and cooks, sprinkle in a tantalizing blend of cumin, paprika, chili powder, minced garlic and a pinch of salt. The aroma that fills the kitchen is irresistible, as the spices infuse the turkey with their warm and zesty essence. Once the turkey is completely cooked, drain any excess fat, ensuring that the lettuce wraps are not only delicious but also health-conscious.
Now, turn your attention to the delightful sauce that will elevate these lettuce wraps to new heights. In a small bowl, combine creamy Greek yogurt, light sour cream, freshly chopped cilantro and a splash of zesty lime juice. As the flavors meld together, the sauce becomes a tangy and refreshing accompaniment to the zesty turkey filling. This sauce adds a creamy and cooling element to balance out the spiciness of the turkey and create a harmonious flavor profile.
Now it's time to assemble the vibrant and flavorful lettuce wraps. Take crisp romaine lettuce leaves, washed and dried to perfection, and lay them out as a nutritious and refreshing base for your creation. On each lettuce leaf, generously spoon the zesty turkey mixture, ensuring that every bite is packed with flavor.
To add an extra kick of heat and a burst of freshness, top your lettuce wraps with slices of jalapeños, diced Roma tomatoes, thinly sliced red onion and diced avocado. These toppings not only bring vibrant colors to the dish but also introduce a variety of textures and flavors. The crunchiness of the fresh vegetables perfectly complements the savory turkey filling.
To finish off your zesty creation, squeeze a wedge of lime over each lettuce wrap, infusing them with a burst of citrusy goodness. This final touch adds a refreshing tang that brightens up the flavors and gives the wraps an extra zip.
Imagine enjoying these zesty turkey lettuce wraps on a warm summer evening, perhaps in a relaxed outdoor setting or as a delightful appetizer at a gathering with friends. Each bite is a perfect balance of zesty turkey, crisp lettuce and a medley of fresh toppings. The combination of flavors and textures is simply irresistible.
- In a large skillet over medium-high heat, brown meat. Add cumin, paprika, chili powder, garlic and salt, stirring until completely cooked. Drain any excess fat. Reserve.
- In a small bowl, combine yogurt, sour cream, cilantro and lime juice. Stir to combine and reserve.
- Divide meat evenly over 10 pieces of lettuce. Top with jalapeños, tomatoes, onion, avocado and desired amount of sauce. Squeeze lime wedges over lettuce wrap if you need an extra zip.
Recipe Courtesy of Chef Audrey, ALDI Test Kitchen