Greek Turkey Lettuce Wraps

I found a recipe for Greek turkey tacos on Pinterest, and I REALLY wanted to make it.  But, me and tortillas?  Sort of a dangerous combination.

But… I knew I could easily convert the recipe into lettuce wraps, cutting the calories and making it a super-light dinner!  Yum!

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I still got all of Greek goodness from the recipe, with none of the tortilla temptation.  The tzatziki was incredibly easy to make, the cucumber-tomato salsa was addictive, and the turkey meat gave me the filling protein I needed!  Loved this dish…

As the week went on, I even converted the dish into a Greek turkey taco salad, with all the fixins… but on a bed of butter lettuce.  So delicious!

Greek Turkey Lettuce Wraps

Adapted from Mountain Mama Cooks

Serves 4

INGREDIENTS

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For the cucumber-tomato salsa:

3 roma tomatoes, seeded and diced
1 English cucumber, diced
1/2 small red onion, diced
1 Tbsp. lemon juice
1 Tbsp. red wine vinegar
salt

For the tzatziki sauce:

1 cup plain Greek yogurt
1 clove garlic, finely minced
1 tsp. dried dill
1/4 tsp. garlic powder
1/2 cup finely diced cucumber
salt

For the turkey:

1/2 small red onion, diced
1 lb. extra lean ground turkey breast
1 clove garlic, minced
1/2 tsp. ground oregano + Greek seasoning
1/8 cup dry white wine
3 Tbsp. tomato paste
1/4 cup chicken broth
salt

INSTRUCTIONS

1.  Prepare the cucumber-tomato salsa by combining tomatoes, cucumbers and onions in a bowl with olive oil, lemon juice and vinegar. Season with salt to taste; set aside while you prepare the tzatziki and turkey.

Greek Turkey Lettuce Wraps | No Thanks to Cake

Greek Turkey Lettuce Wraps | No Thanks to Cake
2.  To make the tzatziki, dice the cucumber fairly small. In a medium bowl, stir together the cucumber, into the yogurt and add feta cheese, garlic powder and dried dill. Season with salt; set aside while you prepare the turkey.

Greek Turkey Lettuce Wraps | No Thanks to Cake

Greek Turkey Lettuce Wraps | No Thanks to Cake

3.  In a large skillet prepared with cooking spray over medium heat, sauté ground turkey and cook 5 minutes, breaking any big pieces up. Once cooked through, move to a food processor to grind the meat finely.

Greek Turkey Lettuce Wraps | No Thanks to Cake

Greek Turkey Lettuce Wraps | No Thanks to Cake

4.  Meanwhile, add chopped onion to your skilled and sauté for 1-2 minutes.  Re-add your turkey.

Greek Turkey Lettuce Wraps | No Thanks to Cake

5.  Add garlic and oregano and cook 1 minute more. Turn the heat up to medium-high and add white wine. Cook, stirring, until most of the wine evaporates.

Greek Turkey Lettuce Wraps | No Thanks to Cake

6.  Stir in the tomato paste and chicken broth. Turn heat back down to medium and let cook another 3-4 minutes. Season with the salt.

Greek Turkey Lettuce Wraps | No Thanks to Cake

Greek Turkey Lettuce Wraps | No Thanks to Cake

7.  Optional:  Add a dash of Greek seasoning to your meat mixture.  Note:  I felt like the meat was a little bland, so I kicked it up with a few shakes of Penzey’s Greek seasoning.

Greek Turkey Lettuce Wraps | No Thanks to Cake

8.  To assemble the lettuce wraps, place two bibb lettuce cups on a plate.  Fill each cup with about 2 1/2 Tbsp. of meat mixture, 1 1/2 Tbsp. salsa, and 1 Tbsp. tzaziki sauce

Greek Turkey Lettuce Wraps | No Thanks to Cake

Greek Turkey Lettuce Wraps | No Thanks to Cake

Greek Turkey Lettuce Wraps | No Thanks to Cake

Per 1/4 meat mixture, salsa, and tzatziki:

CAL 230; CARB 11g; FAT 2g; PROT 35g; FIB 1g; WW Points Plus 5

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Comments

  1. Sabrina says:

    This looks great, but the salsa looks especially tasty! I never would have thought about putting cucumber (anything) on taco/wraps.

  2. Jen says:

    OOoooohhhhh I cannot wait to try these! Definitely will be on my list of dinners for the upcoming weeks!

  3. Kim says:

    These look so good – we love lettuce wraps and will definitely try these soon!

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