This is a really simple dish that all your family and friends can enjoy whilst also being a great low carb recipe, it is so tasty and really satisfying at the same time. Turkey is not only being used for Christmas time anymore, people are starting to reach for this white meat to use in lots of different healthy dishes. We decided to try out skinless turkey breasts in this low carb recipe as it is virtually fat free and is a great source of iron, zinc, potassium and phosphorus. It is also contains vitamin B6 and niacin, both of which are important for the body’s energy production.

It has also been revealed that eating turkey on a regular basis can help lower cholesterol levels and as the meat is low-GI it can help keep insulin levels stable.

This low carb recipe is one of the quickest and easiest meals you can make. It’s also budget-friendly and as the recipe can be easily doubled or tripled as needed would be the perfect healthy finger food if you are hosting a party this weekend.

Quick tip – Turkey does tend to dry out quickly, so make sure not to overcook it.

Ingredients:

1 small onion

2 cloves garlic, peeled

1/3 cup packed fresh coriander

Juice of two limes

1/2 green chilli

Low Cal spray

500g ground turkey breast

1/2 teaspoon chilli powder

1/2 teaspoon ground cumin

1 teaspoon dried oregano

1/4 teaspoon salt

1/4 cup water

2 heads of cos lettuce/ Baby gem or Chinese lettuce works great for this

Diced tomatoes and wedge of lime for garnish

Directions:

  1. In a food processor, add onion, garlic, coriander, lime juice and green chilli. Pulse and set aside.
  2. In a medium non-stick sauté pan, heat low cal spray over medium heat. Add ground turkey and cook, breaking up any large pieces, for 5 minutes. Add chilli powder, cumin, oregano and salt; stir together.
  3. Add the blended coriander mix to the turkey and stir to combine. Cook until turkey is cooked through (about 5 minutes more). Add the water and turn the heat up to medium-high and bring to a simmer. Cook for an additional 1-2 minutes.
  4. Turn heat off and allow the turkey mixture to stand while you prepare the lettuce wraps.
Blog Post by Claire Jackson