Hoisin Turkey & Lentil Lettuce Wraps

Prep Time: 15 Minutes

Total time: 20 Minutes

Servings: 6

Simple, quick, easy, and oh-so-healthy - these lettuce wraps are sure to become a favourite!

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    canola oil, for cooking

    1 lb (454 g) ground turkey

    1 red pepper, cored and diced

    2 garlic cloves, minced

    1 Tbsp (15 mL) fresh ginger, grated

    ¼ cup (60 mL) cilantro stems, chopped

    ¼ cup (60 mL) red lentils

    1⁄3 cup (85 mL) hoisin sauce

    1 Tbsp (15 mL) soy sauce (or tamari for a gluten-free option)

    2-3 green onions, chopped

    1 head butter, romaine, or leaf lettuce chopped

    Peanuts, for garnish

    fresh cilantro, for garnish (optional)


  1. HEAT a drizzle of oil over medium-high heat in a large, heavy skillet. Add the ground turkey and red pepper and cook, breaking up with a spoon until the meat is no longer pink.
  2. ADD the garlic, ginger, cilantro, and lentils and cook, stirring, for a minute.
  3. ADD 1⁄3 cup water and simmer for 10 minutes, until the lentils are tender, any excess moisture has evaporated, and the meat has started to brown.
  4. ADD the hoisin sauce, soy sauce, and green onions. Cook for another minute or two, stirring to coat everything well and heat through.
  5. CORE the head of lettuce, separating the leaves, and serve the turkey-lentil mixture in a bowl, family-style, with lettuce leaves and your choice of garnishes.

Nutritional Information

  • Serving Size: ¼ cup (60 mL) hoisin turkey
  • Per serving:
  • Calories 70
  • Total Fat 2 g
  • Saturated Fat 0 g
  • Cholesterol 10 mg
  • Carbohydrates 5 g
  • Dietary Fibre 1 g
  • Sugar 2 g
  • Protein 7 g
  • Sodium 230 mg
  • Potassium 49 mg
  • Folate 19 mcg