Thai Style Turkey Lettuce Wraps

"This easy to make thai inspired dish if the perfect way to refuel after a hard day of training."
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Prep time 10mins
Cook time 10mins
Serves or Makes: 4 (or 2 hungry athletes!)

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  • 1 teaspoon coconut oil
  • 1 small shallot, minced
  • 1 pound ground turkey
  • 1 carrot, grated
  • 2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon gluten free fish sauce
  • 1 heaping tablespoon honey
  • 8 leaves large lettuce
  • 1 1/2 cups cooked quinoa
  • 1/4 cup roasted and chopped cashews
  • 10 sprigs cilantro
  • 1 green onion, sliced
  • sambal olek, optional


  • Step 1

    Melt coconut oil in a large nonstick pan over medium high heat. Add shallot and cook for 2-3 minutes until they start to soften.

  • Step 2

    Add ground meat and grated carrot, breaking meat up with a fork until it is cooked through. Drain any excess fat and return meat mixture back to the pan.

  • Step 3

    Add lime juice, fish sauce, and honey. Stir to distribute ingredients evenly and cook for about 2 more minutes.

  • Step 4

    Arrange lettuce leaves on a plate. Fill with meat mixture and top with quinoa, cashews, cilantro, green onion, and, optionally, sambal olek.

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