Cilantro-Lime Turkey Taco Lettuce Wraps

Cilantro-Lime Turkey Taco Lettuce Wraps | A Splash of Love

I have been trying to eat more healthy this year. I’ve been doing pretty good, but I love food so sometimes my meal choices haven’t been too healthy.  Anyway, this recipe was a gold mine. This recipe has all the things I love: garlic, cilantro, lime, & avocado. Even though there are specific amounts listed, don’t be afraid to add more. You better believe I add extra of garlic, cilantro, and lime to the salsa mixture. I wish I had bought some tomatoes, mainly because it would have added a bit more color to the dish.

My boyfriend can’t eat red meat for health reasons, so I am being a supportive girlfriend and not eating red meat too. However, burgers are one of my favorite foods, so… I cheat every once in awhile. Since I am trying to eat less red meat, I have found a love of ground turkey. So when I came across this recipe and saw that the recipe calls for basically all of my favorite things, I knew I had to try this. 

I am not sure if it was supposed to be very juicy, but it did make my lettuce wraps a bit soggy. So, if you have a slotted spoon you can use that. But, if you eat it fast enough then no worries because those juices just add to the flavor. 


Cilantro-Lime Turkey Taco Lettuce Wraps
Serves 2
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Prep Time
5 min
Cook Time
15 min
Total Time
20 min
Prep Time
5 min
Cook Time
15 min
Total Time
20 min
  1. 2 teaspoons olive oil
  2. 1 1/4 lbs ground turkey breast
  3. 1 small or 1@ medium yellow onion
  4. 2 cloves garlic, peeled
  5. 1/3 cup packed fresh cilantro
  6. 1/4 cup fresh lime juice (from about 2 limes)
  7. 1/2 cup your favorite green salsa
  8. 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  9. 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  10. 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  11. 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  12. 1/4 cup low-sodium chicken stock
  13. 1-2 heads of iceberg lettuce (depending on size)
  14. diced avocado and tomatoes for garnish
  1. In a food processor, add onion, garlic, cilantro, lime juice and green salsa. Pulse until a smooth salsa consistency is reached; set aside.
  2. In a medium non-stick sauté pan, heat olive oil over medium heat. Add ground turkey and cook, breaking up any large pieces, for 5 minutes. Add chili powder, cumin, oregano and salt; stir.
  3. Add salsa to turkey and stir to combine and cook until turkey is cooked through about 5 minutes more. Add chicken stock, turn heat to medium-high and bring to a simmer. Cook for an additional 1-2 minutes.
  4. Turn heat off and let turkey mixture sit while you prepare the lettuce cups.
  5. Tear off large pieces of lettuce that are big enough to hold about 1/3 cup of ground turkey. Top each lettuce cup with diced tomato, avocado and extra cilantro if desired. If you're like me, load it with hot sauce too!
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