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Turkey Lettuce Wrap Tacos with Tomato-Avocado Salsa

Turkey Lettuce Wrap Tacos with Tomato-Avocado Salsa
  • Meal

    Main Dish

  • Cusine

    Mexican

Ingredients

1-2 tsp. olive oil

1 tsp. minced garlic

1 can

1 1/2 tsp. ground cumin

1/4 tsp. ground Chipotle or Cayenne pepper

2 lbs. ground turkey

1 tsp. salt

1/2 cup thinly sliced green onions

1 large bunch cilantro, finely chopped

2 T fresh lime juice

2 large heads iceberg

2 medium avocados, diced

1 1/2 cups finely chopped cherry tomatoes

1/4 cup finely chopped cilantro

2 T olive oil

sea salt to taste

Directions

Heat olive oil in heavy frying pan over medium-high heat and then add minced garlic and diced green chiles and cook about 1 minute.Add cumin and ground chipotle or cayenne and cook about 1 minute more.Then add turkey and salt and cook until all the water has evaporated and the turkey is starting to lightly brown, breaking apart with the back of the turner as it cooks. This can take a few minutes, but don’t rush the browning step.While turkey cooks, thinly slice green onions and set aside, then wash cilantro, spin dry or dry with paper towels, and finely chop cilantro.Peel and dice avocado, place in glass or plastic bowl and toss with lime juice.Stir in chopped tomato, chopped cilantro, and olive oil, season to taste with salt.Cut off root end of lettuce and cut away the core. Discard tough outer leaves, then cut the lettuce into quarters to create “cups” to fill with taco meat. (Save the small inner pieces for another use.)When turkey is lightly browned, add sliced green onions and cook another 1-2 minutes.Turn off heat, then stir in 1 cup chopped cilantro and 2 T lime juice.To assemble tacos:Spoon 2-3 large spoonfuls of turkey mixture into each piece of lettuce.Top meat mixture with salsa.You could also eat this mixture inside whole wheat tortillas or pitas, or even corn tortillas if you’re not watching carbs. If you’re not eating all of this at once I would refrigerate the turkey, lettuce, and salsa mixture separately; then reheat the turkey in a frying pan when you’re ready to eat the leftovers.