Are you in search of an easy and healthy alternative to traditional tacos? Why not try these low-carb Turkey Taco Lettuce Wraps that are bursting with flavor and only take less than 20 minutes to make!
Healthy eating during busy weeknights can be challenging at times, but with these EASY turkey taco lettuce wraps, eating healthy has never been easier. Not only is this a tasty low-carb option, but this entire meal takes just about 20 minutes to put together and can even be cooked all in one pan. Talk about easy clean-up! The delicious combination of simple ingredients like lean ground turkey, a variety of spices, corn, black beans and your favorite salsa are sure to leave your taste buds tantalized and wanting more.
Adding a bit of jarred salsa keeps things really quick and simple while adding delicious flavor. The best part is that you probably already have all these ingredients on hand!
When making lettuce wraps, it's best to use either butter lettuce, Bibb or Boston lettuce leaves because they're less watery than romaine yet still crisp and have a really great taste. They also are the perfect shape to hold all your fillings, making eating these tacos easy! Then you can have fun with your toppings! Feel free to add a little cheese, additional salsa, avocado, sour cream, chopped onions...the options are endless. You could also top your tacos with this yummy avocado crema that I made for these cilantro lime chicken tacos - another mouth-watering recipe!
To make this recipe, all you need to do is brown your ground turkey, add in all your ingredients and cook until heated through. Then I like to add some fresh lime juice and cilantro to give the turkey filling even more flavor and fresh taste! Then have fun with your toppings - easy, right?! Your kids will love this recipe too and will have fun making their own tacos!
Our family LOVES tacos, so these lettuce wraps have become a weeknight staple. The fact that they are so quick to make is a total plus! If you're on the Weight Watchers Freestyle program, this is a ZERO point recipe!
This is also an excellent recipe to use for meal prep, and I have some delicious ideas coming for you! If you follow me on Instagram, you may have seen my taco salad bowls recently in my stories. This turkey filling makes GREAT leftovers and tastes amazing over a big salad which I like to use for lunches during the week. I'll share more meal prep ideas with you real soon!
I hope you all enjoy these delicious tacos as much as we did!
Turkey Taco Lettuce Wraps
Light and healthy Turkey Taco Lettuce Wraps that are an easy low carb alternative to traditional tacos, are super flavorful and take less than 20 minutes to make!
5 from 2 reviews
Prep Time: 5 mins
Cook Time: 10 mins
Total Time: 15 mins
1 1/4 lb 99% fat-free lean ground turkey
1 1/2 tsp chili powder
1 tsp cumin
1 tsp dried oregano
1/4 tsp salt
1 (15 oz) can diced tomatoes, drained
1 (4.5 oz) can chopped green chiles
1 cup fresh or frozen corn
1 (15 oz) can black beans, drained and rinsed
1/2 cup (or more) chunky salsa
2 Tbsp chopped cilantro
Juice of half a lime
12 butter lettuce leaves
Toppings (optional): shredded cheese, avocado, sour cream
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In a large skillet over medium heat, cook ground turkey until it begins to crumble and brown. Add chili powder, cumin and oregano and continue cooking until turkey is browned and completely cooked.
Stir in tomatoes, green chiles, corn, black beans, salsa and cilantro. Cook about 5 more minutes until heated through then mix in lime juice.
Add about 1/4 cup turkey mixture to each lettuce cup, add desired toppings and enjoy!
Serving Size: 2 lettuce cups + 1/4 cup turkey filling
Sugar: 4.3 g
Sodium: 718.6 mg
Fat: 1.4 g
Saturated Fat: 0.1 g
Carbohydrates: 24.4 g
Fiber: 5.5 g
Protein: 23.3 g
* Please note that all nutrition information are just estimates and values vary among brands, so we encourage you to calculate these on your own for the most accurate results.
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