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Since I'm currently obsessed with changing out tortillas and bread with Romaine lettuce boats, when I saw this, I knew this was something I need to try!!!!

Healthy tacos

Turkey Taco Lettuce Wraps

Yield: About 6 tacos


  • 1 Tbsp olive oil

  • 3/4 cup chopped yellow onion

  • 1 lb 95% lean ground turkey

  • 2 cloves garlic

  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper

  • 1 Tbsp chili powder (preferably 2 tsp regular chili powder and 1 tsp ancho chili powder)

  • 1 tsp ground cumin

  • 1/2 tsp paprika

  • 1/2 cup tomato sauce

  • 1/2 cup low-sodium chicken broth

  • Iceberg or Romain lettuce leaves, doubled up, for serving

  • Shredded Mexican cheese, diced Roma tomatoes, diced red onion, diced avocado, chopped cilantro, light sour cream, for serving


  • Heat olive oil in a non-stick skillet over medium-high heat. Add onion and saute 2 minutes. Add turkey and garlic, season with salt and pepper, and cook, tossing and breaking up turkey occasionally, until cooked through, about 5 minutes. Add chili powder, cumin, paprika, tomato sauce and chicken broth. Reduce to a simmer and cook about 5 minutes until sauce has reduced. Serve mixture over lettuce leaves with desired toppings.

When you eat tacos this healthy, you can go ahead and have Taco Tuesday errday!!!

  • Recipe source: filling loosely adapted from Cooks Illustrated.

  • Photo Credit cookingclassy.com

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