Turkey taco lettuce wraps are a healthier version of the classic weeknight dinner we all know and love.
Tacos are one of my go-to dinner ideas when I’m in a pinch. Or when I’m not in a pinch. Basically, I could eat tacos of all sorts at any time. Tacos = love. My most favorite is a classic beef taco, slathered with cheese and sour cream and guac, all piled high in a crispy, crunchy shell. If it’s a Dorito shell, it’s even better.
But I can be a realist sometimes and admit the tacos of my youth aren’t the best for me, health-wise. I honestly can’t remember the last time I used sour cream. It’s all Greek to me now. And beef has been swapped for ground turkey. These little differences make tacos better for me without sacrificing flavor. To me, there is no real difference.
Giving up the hard shell, now that is a struggle. A serious, serious struggle. I live for the crispiness of a good, fried corn shell. The Dorito taco speaks to me in a way I can’t even explain. I’m a big texture person so having that lovely crunch mixed in with the flavorful ground turkey and the creamy Greek yogurt and guac is imperative.
Enter lettuce. It might not pack the serious crunch that a fried shell would, but it certainly makes a decent stand-in. It’s crisp and cool, which nicely offsets the spicy flavors of the taco meat. And because you are using a lettuce wrap, it’s ok to eat more of these, right? It’s what I keep telling myself.
- 1 lb. ground turkey
- 1 1/2 Tbsp. taco seasoning
- shredded cheddar cheese
- Greek yogurt
- romaine lettuce leaves
- Place the ground turkey in a skillet over medium high heat and crumble it with a fork.
- Cook until it is no longer pink. Sprinkle on the taco seasoning and stir well.
- To assemble the tacos, place some of the meat onto a lettuce leaf, followed by cheese, Greek yogurt and guacamole.