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Ginger Cashew Turkey Lettuce Wraps l SimplyScratch.com

Ginger Cashew Lettuce Wraps

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These ginger cashew lettuce wraps are full of flavor and nutritious goodness! Ground turkey, water chestnuts, ginger, carrot and cashews all wrapped up into romaine lettuce leaves.
Course Mains & Entrees
Cuisine Chinese-American
Keyword cashew, ground turkey, healthy, lettuce wraps, light
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Total Time 40 mins
Servings 4 ( 3 wraps per person)
Calories 269
Author Laurie McNamara

Ingredients

FOR THE SAUCE:

  • 2 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 2 teaspoons honey
  • teaspoons toasted sesame oil
  • 1/2 cup low-sodium chicken broth
  • 1/4 cup low-sodium tamari or low-sodium soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoons rice vinegar
  • 2 pinces red pepper flakes

FOR THE WRAPS:

  • olive oil spray
  • 3 green onions sliced (light parts only, saving the dark green for serving)
  • 3 tablespoons minced ginger root
  • 2 large cloves garlic minced
  • 1 pound lean ground turkey (ground beef or chicken may be used instead)
  • 3/4 cup chopped water chestnuts
  • 1/2 cup grated carrot

FOR SERVING:

  • 2 medium heads of romaine lettuce leaves removed, washed and patted dry
  • 1/3 cup chopped cashews
  • lime wedges
  • cilantro

Instructions

  • In small mixing bowl, measure and add the cornstarch, honey, sesame oil, broth, tamari, rice vinegar and red pepper flakes. Whisk to combine.
  • Next, spray a little olive oil in a large 10-inch pan and heat up over medium.
  • Once hot add in the light green parts of the green onion, ginger and garlic and cook for 1 to 2 minutes. Then add in the ground turkey. Use a wooden spatula to break it up into crumbles, and sauté until fully cooked and no longer pink.
  • Add in the carrot and water chestnuts. Cook for 5-8 minutes our until the carrot is tender..
  • Pour in the sauce, stir and bring to a bubble.Reduce the heat to medium-low and stir until sauce has thickened.
  • Spoon 1/4 cup of the ginger-cashew filling into romaine leaves. Serve with a squeeze of lime, reserved green onion, chopped cilantro and cashews.

Nutrition

Serving: 3wraps | Calories: 269kcal | Carbohydrates: 18g | Protein: 32g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 62mg | Sodium: 904mg | Potassium: 662mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 4159IU | Vitamin C: 5mg | Calcium: 35mg | Iron: 3mg