I love lettuce wraps, don’t you? They are lower in carbs and can even be keto friendly. Give these Low Carb Asian Lettuce Wraps a try and enjoy more meals with vegetables. Your body will thank you!
Christina here with a healthy recipe for you. These Asian lettuce wraps are perfectly seasoned ground turkey, wrapped in a crunchy lettuce leaf. They are flavorful, light, and healthy. You can make them keto. They are low carb, gluten free, and grain free. And you’ll be loving some veggies even if you think you hate vegetables.
Ground turkey lettuce wraps
These lettuce wraps are perfect for an easy and super fast weeknight meal. They’re done in about 15 minutes from start to finish. And who doesn’t love meals that come together this fast? I know I do.
Toss some vegetables on top, and add a veggie side, this meal will be super healthy and delicious!
These Low Carb Asian Lettuce Wraps use healthy ground turkey and Asian flavors to make eating low carb feel like a treat. Your life just got a whole lot tastier. They are gorgeous, fast, light, and you can prep everything ahead as well.
Turkey is a delicious and versatile protein and ground turkey is perfect for making Asian Lettuce Wraps. I often reach for ground turkey instead of ground beef in the store because it’s healthier and just as versatile. You can feel good about eating it.
All you have to do is cook the ground turkey until it’s no longer pink and mix in the sauce. So simple. Then lay out your lettuce leaves, scoop in a scoop of filling and roll them up like a burrito. Fold in the ends, and working from one end to the other roll them up tight.
The best lettuce, in my opinion, for the lettuce wraps is Bibb lettuce. It’s hard to find where I live, so I use leaf lettuce, or even romaine if I have to. But Bibb has a better flavor. And it’s a nice crispy kind of wrapping for your meat.
And these California roll lettuce wraps are bomb too!
Your family will probably love these, but if the lettuce is turning them off, you can use a tortilla to wrap them instead. Or you can even serve the filling over noodles or rice. Toddlers are notorious for being carb lovers. So if you can’t get them to eat it any other way, there’s no shame in carbing theirs up.
Ground beef lettuce wraps
It’s perfectly fine to use ground beef in these Asian lettuce wraps. It’s easier to get and tastes great too. So if it’s what you have, use it!
Topping ideas: Radish, Green onions, rice, ramen, raw chow mien noodles, cabbage, carrots, sesame seeds, peanuts, or whatever you like!
Substitute for rice vinegar: You can use white vinegar; it tastes similar.
If making keto: Leave out or reduce the amount of hoisin sauce.
Low Carb Asian Lettuce Wraps
- 14 Butter Lettuce Leaves
- 1 lb Ground Turkey or chicken/ground beef
- 2 teaspoons Olive Oil
- 3 cloves Garlic minced
- ¼ cup Soy Sauce
- 2 tablespoons Hoisin Sauce
- 1 tablespoon Rice Vinegar
- 1 teaspoon Sriracha Sauce
- ¼ teaspoon Ginger
- ½ teaspoon Red Chili Pepper Flakes
- 1 teaspoon Sesame Oil
- 1 teaspoon Sesame Seeds
- In a small pyrex measuring cup combine the soy sauce, hoisin, rice vinegar, sriracha, ginger, and red pepper flakes. Give it a good stir to combine the ingredients and set aside.
- Heat the olive oil in a wok or large frying pan on medium-high heat. Add in the minced garlic to the pan and saute until the garlic becomes fragrant.
- Add in the ground turkey to the pan and cook halfway through before adding in half of the soy sauce mixture you previously made. Make sure to save half of the sauce for later.
- Continue to cook the ground turkey over medium-high heat until there are no pink spots left in the meat. Once cooked, add in the sesame oil. Remove from heat and set aside.
- Put the remaining sauce in the microwave and heat in 20 second intervals. Make sure to stir well in between each 20 second interval; this is to thicken the sauce. It should take roughly 4-5 intervals to reach the desired consistency.
- Assemble your lettuce wraps with the veggies and toppings you desire. Then drizzle your sauce over top and sprinkle on some sesame seeds.
Calories in lettuce wraps
Three of these Asian lettuce wraps have under 300 calories without the toppings. They are very light. So you can eat them and not feel a bit guilty. They are full of healthy nutrients too. And if you choose organic ground meat, they are even healthier.
Lettuce wraps carbs
They also contain just 11 carbs total. They do contain some fiber as well so the net carbs are lower. Overall, they are a win! And don’t forget, the hoisin sauce is a lot of the carbs, so if you want to really lower the carbs, just leave it out.
I hope you make these lettuce wraps because if you do, they are going to be one of your favorites too!
Now for a joke: I would avoid the sushi if I were you, it’s a little fishy! Wakka wakka!