By Daniel Plan Signature Chef, Sally Cameron

These Asian lettuce wraps (or lettuce cups) feature ground turkey with ginger and garlic for appetizing game-day eats or an easy weeknight dinner that is serve-yourself. Chopped snow peas and carrots add vegetables, crunch and color. Spoon filling into crisp Romaine leaves and enjoy with a spoonful of sauce drizzled over the top. Note – do not add salt to this dish as tamari, even low sodium, is salty enough.

Serving 4 as a main course



  • 1/3 cup low-sodium tamari (wheat-free soy sauce)
  • 1-2 teaspoons ginger puree (from a jar, or fresh finely grated or chopped)
  • 2 tablespoons Mirin
  • 1 tablespoons unseasoned rice vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 1/2 tablespoon mild honey
  • pinch of red pepper flakes

Turkey Filling

  • 4 ounces snow peas (1 huge handful)
  • 1 1/2 tablespoon coconut oil
  • 1 cup finely chopped onion
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped or grated carrot
  •  1 1/2 tablespoons organic ginger puree (from a jar, or fresh finely grated or chopped)
  • 3-4 garlic cloves, finely chopped
  • 1 1/4 pounds lean ground turkey (10%-15% fat)
  • 1 tablespoon low-sodium tamari (wheat-free soy sauce)
  • 1/4 teaspoon found black pepper
  • 1-2 pinches crushed red pepper
  • 1/4 cup chopped green onion
  • 1 package Romaine hearts (usually 3 heads), trimmed to about 6?-7?
  • Black and white sesame seeds for garnish (optional)


  • Whisk together sauce ingredients and reserve for serving.
  • Remove strings from snow peas by grasping the top and pulling string down the side. Leave snow
  • peas whole. Thinly slice crosswise.

Heat coconut oil in a large fry or sauté pan over medium heat. Add onion, snow peas and carrots the pan and cook, stirring, until vegetables are soft. Add the ginger and garlic and cook 1 minute.

  • Add ground turkey to the pan and cook until no longer pink, breaking it up with a wooden spatula or spoon.
  • Add tamari, black and red pepper, and green onion. Stir together and serve in trimmed Romaine leaves. Drizzle with a  little of the sauce and sprinkle with sesame seeds (optional).

For more healthy & delicious recipes, check out Sally’s blog A Food Centric Life