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Paleo Turkey Lettuce Wraps

paleo-turkey-wrapsSPRINGTIME calls for quick, delicious, healthy wraps! Include these on your menu this week!

Ingredients:

stir-fry sauce:

  • 3 minced garlic cloves
  • thumb-sized piece of fresh ginger, peeled & minced
  • 1/3 cup olive or melted coconut oil
  • 1/4 cup rice vinegar
  • 1/4 cup of soy sauce
  • 2 tbs. raw honey
  • 1 tsp. sesame oil
  • ground black pepper, to taste

wraps:

  • 2 lbs. ground turkey
  • 1 red bell pepper
  • large handful finely chopped mushroom
  • 2 carrots, grated
  • 1/3 cup raw cashews, chopped
  • 3 minced green onions
  • romaine lettuce leaves
  • minced cilantro, for garnish

dipping sauce:

  • 2 tsp. palm sugar
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 3 tbs. soy sauce
  • 1 tbs. rice vinegar
  • 2 tbs. chopped green onion
  • 1/4 tsp. dried mustard or hot mustard paste
  • chili garlic sauce, to taste (optional)

In a small bowl combine the minced ginger, garlic, rice vinegar, soy sauce, honey, sesame oil and red pepper flakes. Whisk well, until all ingredients are combined.

Drizzle a little olive oil in a large pan and heat up over medium. Once hot add in the ground turkey and cook until done. Add in the carrot, cashews and green onion, cook for 5-8 minutes. Pour in the sauce and stir to combine.

Allow to begin to bubble, then reduce the heat to medium-low and simmer for 10-15 minutes.

While the meat mixture is cooking, combine the ingredients for the dipping sauce and set aside.

To serve, spoon filling into romaine leaves, topping with a drizzle of dipping sauce and some minced cilantro, if desired.

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