Ginger Lime Turkey Lettuce Wraps

by Kelli H. on April 14, 2013

Happy Sunday!

It’s a ridiculously beautiful Sunday here, and David just left to go pick me up some aloe vera and a tall latte from the Starbucks down the street from us.

This weekend has been pretty fun, but I’m paying for it this morning with a terrible face sun burn.

Friday after work David and I decided we’d take Ryder to Sonoma Regional Park to go swimming. He hasn’t been in so long and we wanted to try out his new swim toy that my brother, Jason, had got him for Christmas. Unfortunatley, on our way to Sonoma Regional, my mom called in a panic that her dog got loose and was running after a deer in the state park behind her house. David and I turned the truck around, and drove up to her house to go help her search for Lexi. Luckily, Lexi came back on her own, shortly after we arrived, so my parents took us out to Cafe Citti in Kenwood. We love that restaurant. It’s a small Italian cafe, where you order at a counter and they bring the food out to you. They have a great selection of Russian River beers on tap. So, Friday night turned out pretty good for us!

Saturday morning we woke up, and drove to San Francisco to go pick out our wedding bands. The count down is less than 3 months now! Ahhh! We’re so excited! We also stopped at Blue Bottle Coffee and had an amazing latte and espresso shot, as well as a chewy ginger cookie. On our way home, we stopped by my Nanny’s to meet up with my family to celebrate my cousin, Kaleh’s 24th birthday at Hopmonk. We sat outside, and David and I ended up getting extremely sun burnt. My face looks scary! I have the worst Ray Ban Wayfarer outline ever! Ugh…It’s almost too embarrassing to go to Whole Foods today…After meeting up at Hopmonk, David and I then went to this new restaurant in Santa Rosa called Belly to celebrate our 11 year anniversary. We just ordered 2 beers, the cheese plate, and a very small wild mushroom pizza. It was quite a fulfilling weekend food wise and we’re both ready to start eating out healthy diets again today!

Sure seems like a lot for not even 2 days worth of activities. Today is much more low key with household chores being done and a little blogging.

This recipe is seriously delicious. I modified the original recipe to fit what I had on hand, and I think they came out great. My mom made them the next day and loved them as well. These wraps are definitely a keeper and also perfect for the upcoming warmer months.

Ginger Lime Turkey Lettuce Wraps
Adapted from Blog is the New Black

1 tablespoons olive oil
1 pound ground turkey
5 cloves garlic, minced
1 tablespoons fresh ginger, peeled & grated
1 large juicy lime
1/4 cup rice vinegar
1/4 cup soy sauce
1/2 cup cilantro, chopped
1 can water chestnuts, chopped
2 green onions, sliced
1/4 cup cashews, chopped
1 head bibb or Boston lettuce

1. Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium high heat. Saute turkey until no longer pink. Stir in garlic and ginger and saute for about 1 minute.

2. Stir in lime juice, rice vinegar, and soy sauce. Turn down heat to low and simmer for 10 minutes.

3. Stir in cilantro, water chestnuts, green onions, and cashews. Serve meat mixture over lettuce wraps. 

{ 6 comments… read them below or add one }

Jane April 15, 2013 at 4:28 am

I gotta make these lettuce wraps! They all look so tasty, simple and perfect for summer time!


Dott April 15, 2013 at 5:41 pm

Just printed this off. They look delish and I have everything on hand already! šŸ™‚


Val April 15, 2013 at 11:20 pm

I could eat these for days.


Nanny April 17, 2013 at 12:50 am

These wraps sound so good, I have a Chinese wrap recipe that’s really good but I’d like to try this one and compare so I’ll let you know.


~Aunt Shellie~ April 18, 2013 at 5:18 am

Kel,I wanted to let you know i made these last night, i took some of your ingredients from the pork wrap and combined it in to this one…the flavors were so good. I liked them better then tacos!!! I will be making these at least once a week, unless i get sick of them…but i doubt that.

Thanks for sharing!


Made in Sonoma April 18, 2013 at 1:47 pm

So glad you liked them! šŸ™‚


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