Jul 312018

Looking for Low Carb?  Looking for Flavor?  Try these ground turkey lettuce boats with a tasty Asian flair.

Lately I have been making quite a few Asian inspired dishes,  much to my husband’s dismay, he prefers Mexican food, but we are trying to do more low carb meals.  I find Asian dishes to be so flavorful and easy to get those veggies in.

Here’s what you need for the recipe:

  • 1 lb ground turkey
  • endive lettuce
  • 3-4 cloves of garlic chopped
  • 1 t fresh grated ginger
  • soy sauce 4 to 6 T or more depending your tastes
  • sesame ginger salad dressing or sesame garlic sauce 4 to 6 T or more depending on how saucy you want it
  • water chestnuts – 4 – 6 T
  • kale – chopped finely about 1/4 cup
  • frozen peas about 1/4 cup
  • sesame seeds
  • green onions
  • chili paste about 1 teaspoon, then some for drizzling on the plate

Here’s what ya do:

Cook ground turkey in skillet until no longer pink then drain excess liquid.   Add garlic, ginger, soy sauce, sesame ginger or sesame garlic sauce, water chestnuts, chili paste and kale.  Cook on medium heat for 5 to 7 mins to blend everything.  Taste, always taste to make sure you like it.

Get plate ready, drizzle with chili paste.  Take cleaned endive lettuce and fill it with the ground turkey mixture.  Place on plate, top with green onions and sesame seeds.  Enjoy!!

There are several ways to alter this if needed.  For instance, ground pork or ground chicken could be used instead of ground turkey.  Ice berg lettuce is a much more common and versatile lettuce if you don’t have endive on hand.  Substitute different veggies with what you have on hand.  I love peas, so I put them in a lot of my recipes.  You could use broccoli, snow peas, baby corn, bok choy, or whatever sounds good.  Just make sure it is chopped up finely.

Leave me a comment if you make this, or if you change it up, let me know what you did.  Thanks for reading.

With hope and inspiration,


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