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Kid Approved Asian Lettuce Wraps Kid Approved Asian Lettuce Wraps
I feel like most of the meals that our kids love these days consist of carbs and cheese.  Grilled cheese. Pasta with cheese.  Cheesy... Kid Approved Asian Lettuce Wraps

I feel like most of the meals that our kids love these days consist of carbs and cheese.  Grilled cheese. Pasta with cheese.  Cheesy pizza.  (You get the idea).

I get so tired of making the same things over and over and supplementing with all sorts of veggies.  I crave more “adult” meals that consist of more than 3 ingredients but can still be made in about 30 minutes to feed the hungry carby-cheese lovers.  😛

Tonight I made a different, flavourful, simple meal that the whole family LOVED.   Portia (age 4) asked if it could be dinner tomorrow night too.  (And it was 100% cheeseless!)

I popped onto my computer ASAP to share this magical recipe with you which I modified from a Pinterest post I saw compliments of The Comfort of Cooking blog.   I hope you try out this recipe and that it is as well received as it was at Casa Blumel.

Kid Approved Asian Lettuce Wraps North Shore Mama

Kid Approved Asian Lettuce Wraps

Ingredients: 

  • 12 leaves lettuce (iceberg, romaine, Boston or green leaf)
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/2 red bell pepper, seeded and diced
  • 1/2 yellow bell pepper, seeded and diced
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 lb. ground turkey
  • 1/4 tsp. each salt and pepper
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup hoisin sauce
  • 1 teaspoon pureed or minced ginger
  • 1 tablespoon rice wine vinegar
  • 1/2 Tablespoon honey
  • 4 green onions, chopped (optional)
  • 2 tbsp. chopped cashews (optional)

Method:

  1. Gently rinse lettuce leaves and pat dry.
  2. In a large nonstick skillet, heat oil over high heat. Add bell peppers and cook for 3 minutes.
  3. Add ground turkey and cook for 5 minutes, breaking up with a wooden spoon. Reduce heat to medium.
  4. Season with salt and pepper.
  5. Stir in garlic, soy sauce, hoisin sauce, ginger, rice wine vinegar and honey. Cook until sauce has thickened, 3-4 minutes.
  6. Spoon meat mixture into lettuce leaves and garnish with green onions and cashews, if desired.

Bon appetit!

Jessica Blumel

Nice to meet you! I'm Jessica a.k.a North Shore Mama. This site was born out of my love for my daughters and the desire to share my motherhood journey with fellow moms. I believe we're all in this craziness called 'parenthood' together and North Shore Mama is my way of reaching out to anyone who needs a laugh, a cry or dinner inspiration. Thank you so much for reading!

  • Lee-Ann

    May 16, 2015 #1 Author

    I am really cutting down on my carbs – not out, but down. I love using lettuce for wrapping all kinds of stuff. My daughter and my nephews think it’s fun as well!

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  • Debbie S.

    May 20, 2015 #2 Author

    Sounds delicious. We have actually never tried lettuce wraps yet, and I think I will use this recipe to try them out!

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  • Anne Taylor

    July 18, 2015 #3 Author

    My grandkids (and grandma and grandpa) would love these! We love introducing them to food like this! Thanks!

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  • Emilia

    July 26, 2015 #4 Author

    I am always looking for new foods to introduce to my family. I have not had hoisin sauce will try it thanks

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  • Judy Cowan

    August 1, 2015 #5 Author

    Sounds really good, definitely something that my family would enjoy. Thanks for the recipe.

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  • Krista M

    January 20, 2016 #6 Author

    I had lettuce wraps at a restaurant a couple years ago & have been making them for my family ever since! I haven’t used turkey yet though so I like this healthier option. So many great filling combinations for these!

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  • Bailey Dexter

    February 29, 2016 #7 Author

    Wow, thanks for the recipe! I love it when I come across one that is already gluten free. I will be making this!

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  • Mike Gismondi

    February 29, 2016 #8 Author

    i’m going to get my kids to try these!

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  • Suzanne G

    February 29, 2016 #9 Author

    I love lettuce wraps as they are much healthier than eating sandwiches. These wraps sound yummy and definitely am going to try them.

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