Turkey Lettuce Cups Recipe

A couple of weeks ago, I found myself not very hungry but I knew I should eat a little something. I rummaged around my kitchen and came up with ground turkey and some romaine lettuce. I also had green onions, garlic and onions on hand. I decided to add a little frozen spinach and canned corn for color but you can of course substitute for anything fresh you have. I would have loved to spice it up with a little mirin but I was out of it.

  • half pound of ground turkey
  • 3 cloves of garlic
  • 1 onion
  • 2 stalks of green onions
  • 1 cup frozen spinach
  • half can of corn
  • head of romaine lettuce

After adding just a bit of canola oil, I started browning my diced onions and minced garlic. After about three minutes, I added in the ground turkey. I added a splash of soy sauce and a dash of siracha. Just as it finishes cooking, add in the spinach and corn.

If I had some sort of nut or seed, I would have added it for a nice crunch.  Pumpkin and sunflower seeds would work. Some would use fried noodles but I think those are just empty oily carbs.

I arranged my leaves around a plate but you could just serve it in a bowl with the lettuce on the side. It’s not as pretty though!