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turkey lettuce boats

a recipe by
Shy Strawberry

These healthy and delicious turkey lettuce boats are quick and easy to make and full of so much flavour. They make a great appetiser for when you’re cooking for friends and family or an equally satisfying lunch. They’re delicious, light and a great low carbohydrate recipe. We’ve served ours with a dash of Greek yoghurt and some pumpkin seeds on top.

serves 15 boats
prep time 2 Min
cook time 10 Min
method Pan Fry

Ingredients For turkey lettuce boats

  • 1 tsp
    olive oil
  • 450 g
    lean turkey mince
  • 2
    baby gem lettuce
  • 2 clove
  • 1 tsp
    mild chilli powder
  • 1 tsp
    ground cumin
  • 1 tsp
  • 100 g
    tomatoes, chopped
  • 60 ml
    chicken broth
  • 0.5
  • 1
  • 2
    spring onions
  • 2 Tbsp
    greek yoghurt
  • 1 Tbsp
    pumpkin seeds

How To Make turkey lettuce boats

  • 1
    Heat the olive oil in a frying pan. Crush the garlic cloves, then add into the pan along with the turkey mince and cook over a medium-high heat until the mince has whitened, gently breaking it up as you cook. (Approximately 5 minutes).
  • 2
    Add in the mild chilli powder, cumin, paprika, chopped tomatoes and chicken broth then stir until well combined. Once boiling - reduce the heat to a gentle simmer and leave for 5 minutes.
  • 3
    Meanwhile chop the avocado, tomato and spring onion into small chunks and peal the leaves from the lettuce. Once the mince is ready, add 1 tablespoon of mince to each lettuce leaf, then top with avocado, tomato, spring onion, Greek yoghurt and pumpkin seeds to serve.