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Pineapple-Ginger Turkey Lettuce Wraps

lettuce wraps, ground turkey, pineapple

Lettuce wraps are a favorite appetizer of many at restaurants.  They are a light and refreshing way to enjoy a variety of fillings.  I just can’t help but wrap my fingers around them!

I wanted to do something with ground turkey because of the lighter fat content, but I didn’t want to sacrifice any flavor.  Because ground turkey is so lean, it can be very bland when cooked.  I got this recipe idea off of a friend of mine (who’s baby just turned 1!).  She made cheeseburger lettuce wraps that looked super delicious.  I wanted to add an Asian/Hawaiian flare to mine, so I packed the turkey with loads of garlic, ginger, soy and hoisin to start then I added the big players: cilantro, green onion, sweet pineapple and some peanuts for texture.

lettuce wraps, ground turkey , pineapple

This recipe is perfect for those of you who order lettuce wraps as an appetizer at restaurants but want a lighter version at home.  I love the flavor profile that came out of this boring ground turkey, but feel free to come up with your own combination.  Perhaps you’d like to try this with tofu instead of ground turkey.  Let me know if you find a combination you fall in love with!

Pineapple-Ginger Turkey Lettuce Wraps

Rating: 51

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Total Time: 30 minutes

Yields: About 8-10 lettuce wraps

Pineapple-Ginger Turkey Lettuce Wraps


  • 1 pound (cooked) lean ground turkey breast
  • 2 teaspoons rice vinegar (no sugar, no sodium)
  • 2 teaspoons minced garlic
  • 2 teaspoons minced ginger
  • 2 tablespoons low sodium soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons hoisin sauce
  • 2 tablespoons sriracha hot chili sauce
  • 2 tablespoons chopped green onions
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
  • 2 tablespoons chopped carrots
  • 4 tablespoons chopped pineapple chunks
  • 2-3 teaspoons chopped unsalted cashews (or peanuts) as topping
  • Romaine hearts


  1. Mix cooked ground turkey with all ingredients except the pineapple, cucumber and nuts. Taste and adjust seasonings as needed (if it needs more salt, add more soy, if it isn't sweet enough, add a bit more hoisin, etc). Remove from heat and fold in the the pineapple and cucumber bits.
  2. Spoon onto romaine leaves (you may need to double yours up so they don't fall apart)
  3. Sprinkle chopped nuts on top and serve

Recipe adapted from Delicious By Dre.

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