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low carb low fat asian lettuce wraps with dipping sauce

(4 ratings)
Blue Ribbon Recipe by
Jennifer Van Dyke
Hillsboro, OR

This recipe is just like one I found in a low-carb cookbook. If you aren't doing low carb, you can use real sugar. Make sure to taste as you go along and adjust the flavors to your liking. Enjoy!

Blue Ribbon Recipe

These healthy wraps are so good! The meat and vegetable mixture is full of delicious Asian flavors. Tangy and sweet with a hint of nuttiness, the dipping sauce it a super tasty complement to the ground turkey.

— The Test Kitchen @kitchencrew
(4 ratings)
yield 2 for main dish, 4 for appetizer
prep time 15 Min
cook time 10 Min
method Stove Top

Ingredients For low carb low fat asian lettuce wraps with dipping sauce

  • 4 Tbsp
    low sodium soy sauce
  • 2 tsp
  • 2 Tbsp
    rice vinegar
  • 3 clove
    garlic, crushed
  • 2 tsp
    Splenda or other artificial sweetener
  • 1 can
    water chestnuts (8 oz)
  • 1 c
  • 4
    green onions/scallions
  • 2 tsp
    vegetable oil
  • 1 lb
    ground turkey or chicken
  • 1
    head iceberg or romaine lettuce
  • 1/4 c
    low sodium soy sauce
  • 2 Tbsp
    ketchup (no sugar)
  • 2 Tbsp
    rice vinegar
  • 1/2 tsp
    Splenda or other artificial sweetener
  • 1-2 Tbsp
    lemon or lime juice
  • 1 tsp
    Sriracha or other hot chili sauce or paste, optional
  • 1 tsp
    sesame oil (preferably toasted)

How To Make low carb low fat asian lettuce wraps with dipping sauce

  • Chopped water chestnuts and mushrooms in a bowl; soy sauce mixture in another bowl.
    To make the lettuce wraps, whisk together the soy sauce, molasses, rice vinegar, garlic, and Splenda; Set aside. Finely chop the water chestnuts, mushrooms, and scallions. Combine and set aside.
  • Ground turkey browned and cooking vegetables in a skillet.
    Heat a pan over medium-high and add the vegetable oil. (If you have a non-stick pan, you won't need oil.) Add the ground meat and break it up as it cooks. Cook until half the pink is gone, about 5 minutes. Add the vegetables and continue cooking for 3-5 more minutes until the meat is done.
  • Adding soy sauce mixture to the skillet.
    Add the soy sauce mixture to the pan and simmer about 5 minutes, stirring often.Taste the mixture and adjust to your liking. You may want to add more of the sauce ingredients. Scrape the pan to get all the bits off of the bottom.
  • Whisking dipping sauce ingredients together.
    While the meat simmers, make the dipping sauce. Add all the ingredients to a small bowl and whisk to combine. Adjust to taste. The sauce should be sweet and tangy (and spicy, if you like).
  • Prepping the lettuce.
    Remove the outer leaves of the lettuce then make 2 cuts, one to each side, leaving the center section for use in a salad later). If using romaine, trim the bottoms off the leaves and rinse. You will use these as "wraps."
  • Ground turkey mixture on lettuce wrap with sauce on the side.
    Serve the meat and lettuce separately. Spoon a bit of meat in the center of a lettuce leaf and roll it up. Repeat. To eat, dip in the sauce.