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Healthy Lettuce Wraps

from the kitchen of Joyce Same


2 Tblsp. olive oil
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 small onion, finely chopped
1 pound ground turkey
2 - 3 Tblsp. fresh cilantro leaves
4 Tblsp. lime juice
1 Tblsp. fresh ginger, finely chopped
2 tsp. cumin
½ tsp. pepper
2 tsp. salt
¼ cup finely chopped almonds (optional)

1 cup shredded carrots
1 head iceberg, bib, butter, or romaine lettuce

Heat onions and garlic in olive oil until translucent.
Add ground turkey and cook thoroughly.
Add remaining ingredients, except carrots and lettuce.
Cook for 5 minutes. Serve in a bowl.

Add spoonful of meat mixture and a sprinkle of carrots to the middle of a lettuce leaf. Wrap, eat and enjoy!

Joyce says: “I usually double the recipe and freeze some. For a larger group, make and serve in a crock pot.”

Terri’s notes:
~ Don’t let the easy prep fool you – these are WONDERFUL!
~ With a little tweak or topped with some salsa or pico de gallo, peanut sauce, sweet chili sauce, or . . . these can either take on the flavor of a different cuisine each time you enjoy them or just allow guests to customize their wrap!
 

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