Lettuce Wrap with Turkey, Almond, Red Bell Pepper & Cilantro Filling

Lettuce Wrap with Turkey, Almond, Red Bell Pepper & Cilantro Filling

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If you want a meal without rice or carbs, this is it!  I made a delicious filling with low fat turkey, bell pepper, onion, cilantro and crunchy almonds, all flavored with a savory yet slightly sweet hoisin & samba chili paste sauce.  Then butter lettuce is wrapped around the filling for food heaven!

Ingredients:

  • Butter Lettuce
  • Low Fat Ground Turkey (1.25 lb.)
  • Red Bell Pepper (1 piece, diced)
  • Onion (1/2 of a medium to large onion, diced)
  • Cilantro (1/2 cup of diced cilantro)
  • Garlic (3 cloves, minced)
  • Sliced Almonds (1/2 cup)
  • Salt (1/2 teaspoon)
  • Pepper (1/2 teaspoon)

Sauce for Filling:

  • Hoisin Sauce (8 tablespoons)
  • Sambal Chili Paste (3 tablespoons)
  • Roasted Sesame Seed (1 tablespoon)

Ingredients you will need:

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Instructions:

1) Dice 1/2 of an onion, a handful of cilantro leaves, and 1 red bell pepper.  Leave aside.

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2) Mince garlic.

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3) Prepare sauce. In a small bowl, add hoisin sauce, Sambal, and sesame seeds, and mix together.  Leave aside.

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4) In a hot pan, add oil.  Add garlic and sautee for about 15 seconds.  Add ground turkey, salt and pepper.  Once turkey is fully cooked, transfer it to a bowl.

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5) Any extra liquid from turkey, throw it out in sink.

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6) In the same hot pan, add a little extra oil.  Add bell pepper and onion, and sautee for like 2-3 minutes until vegetables are wilted but still retains a little crunch.

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7) Add turkey and sauce.  Toss until sauce covers turkey and vegetables.  Finally add almond and cilantro. Give final toss so all the flavors come together.

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8) On a plate, place a lettuce leaf.  With a spoon, place some of the filling in the leaf.  With your hand, fold the lettuce and pop in your mouth.

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Serves 4.

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