thai turkey lettuce wraps


An incredible recipe that absolutely delivers amazingness in taste and flavor – the sauce here is EVERYTHING.  And it’s beyond quick to put together.

This base recipe comes from Jessica Merchant’s book ‘Seriously Delish’ – I am a major fan – with some lighter tweaks by moi.

Prep Time:  10 minutes

Cook Time:  15 minutes


  • 1/2 cup sweet chili sauce
  • 1/4 cup canned light coconut milk
  • 1.5 tbs brown rice vinegar
  • 1 tsp coconut sugar
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • heavy pinch ground ginger
  • 1 tbs creamy peanut butter
  • juice of 1 lime
  • 1 tbs low sodium soy sauce*
  • 1.5 tsp peanut oil (or olive oil)
  • 1 lb ground turkey
  • 12 butter lettuce leaves, washed
  • 2 scallions, sliced
  • 1/4 cup peanuts, chopped


In a sauce pan, combine the first 9 ingredients and bring to a boil.  Lower heat to a simmer and cook for 4 minutes, stirring constantly, until sauce thickens slightly.

In a large skillet, heat the peanut oil on medium high.  Add the turkey to the pan, and using a wooden spoon, break up the meat until no longer pink — about 7 minutes.  Next, add 1/3 cup of the sauce to the turkey, stir and remove from heat.

Assemble wraps with turkey on the bottom, then some sauce and sprinkle each with scallions and peanuts.

Yields 4 servings.


  1. Doesn’t have to be coconut sugar – brown sugar works too.
  2. If you cannot find butter lettuce (or boston lettuce) you can use Romaine.
  3. *Make it gluten free by subbing in Tamari for the soy sauce.

…delicious happens

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