My latest goal with my blog moving forward is to create more recipe posts. I am not a chef by any means but I’m a mom who loves to cook. I don’t always make the time for it and that is OK. It took me a while to realize that. Some days I cook amazing meals, other days it’s cereal for dinner. That’s life and I’m fine with it. But on those nights where I do have the time and the ingredients, I love to cook up a good meal for my family. One of my favorite weeknight dishes is Turkey and Veggie Lettuce Cups! These are really easy to create, they pack in a ton of veggies and have some awesome flavor.
One of my favorite things to do in the kitchen is chop veggies. These colorful knives are my favorite for chopping. (Amazon Affiliate) I use these knives for everything. They are super versatile.
I typically get my rice going on the stove while I start chopping veggies. This makes everything come together at the same time. Then I start the ground turkey and the diced onions. I do mine separate since the kiddos don’t really like the onions but you could cook these together to make less dishes. I love adding a little olive oil and salt to caramelize the onions. I’ve been using soyaki from Trader Joes or Amazon to add a super delicious teriyaki flavor to the turkey. These really makes the dish taste similar to lettuce wraps you’d get at any Asian restaurant. It is a tasty combo of soy sauce, garlic, sesame and ginger. You could always make your own but I do love the taste of this one as is.
Once the meat, onions and rice are cooked, you can start assembling your lettuce cups. I start with those items first then add my favorite veggies to the top.
- 1 Pound of Ground Turkey
- 3-4 tablespoons Soyaki Sauce
- Yellow or White Onion, chopped
- 3 Tablespoons of Olive Oil
- 1 Cup of White Rice
- Cucumbers, sliced
- Chopped Carrots
- Cherry Tomatoes, sliced
- Yellow Bell Pepper, chopped
- Romain Lettuce
- Cook turkey until lightly browned
- Add Soyaki to meat, set aside
- Cook rice, set aside
- Saute onion with olive oil and salt, set aside
- Cut romain lettuce to palm sized cups
- Top lettuce with rice, turkey, caramelized onions and veggies
These are a family favorite at our house. The kiddos love the flavor of the ground turkey mixed up with the rice and veggies. They don’t always eat the lettuce but they have fun putting together their own style of “cups”. I love that these are a simple and fun meal with fresh ingredients that taste good!
Have you tried our favorite Turkey and Veggie Lettuce Cups? Let us know what you think! xo – Bri