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Turkey Fajita Lettuce Wraps

Turkey Fajita Lettuce Wraps

Spring has sprung a leak and it has brought my favorite cabbage patch kid look-alike in the grocery store: butter leaf lettuce! There aren’t many vegetables that I feel the urge to hug, and butter leaf lettuce happens to be one of them.

My view on lettuce wraps: tacos on a diet. My view on tacos: cooooooome to momma! After I took a couple of diggers on a poppy-filled jog through spring paradise, my sweetpea and I made a big pile of turkey fajitas and then made them into lettuce wraps. Correction: I made lettuce wraps…the boyfriend put the fajitas on a cheesy toasted sandwich bun and left me to my diet tacos rabit food.

They’re full of fajita flavor, they’re easy, they make leftovers. Done!

If you’ve been hanging out with The Roasted Root for quite some time, you’re familiar with the fact that dinner becomes breakfast with the simple addition of eggs and greenery. We used our fajita leftovers in a breakfast scramble, simply adding spinach and cheese.

Turkey Fajita Scramble

One dinner, one breakfast, one fajita!

Turkey Fajita Lettuce Wraps

These turkey fajita lettuce wraps are a flavorful, delicious low-carb dinner recipe perfect for any night of the week!
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
3 Servings


  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 large yellow onion, sliced
  • 1 red bell pepper, cut into strips
  • 1 green bell pepper, cut into strips
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 pound ground turkey meat
  • 2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • Butter leaf lettuce, rinsed and patted dry
  • Cheese and other toppings


  • In a large skillet or wok, heat olive oil over medium and sauté the onion until it begins to sweat and starts to become translucent, about 5 minutes.
  • Add the bell peppers and continue sautéing another 7 minutes before adding the garlic. Cook until bell pepper is tender but still al dente. If at any point, the veggies look like they’re drying out, add a couple of tablespoons of water or broth to help them steam.
  • Add the ground turkey meat along with all of the spices and salt. Stir and chop the meat into quarter-sized hunks. Continue stirring and cooking until meat is cooked all the way through, about 5 to 8 minutes.
  • Prepare your lettuce wraps by spooning desired amount of fajita fixings on top of lettuce leaves. Add desired toppings, such as cheese, rice, beans, avocado, salsa or sour cream.
  • Wrap and enjoy!


Serving: 1grams
Course: Lifestyle
Cuisine: American
Keyword: dairy free, easy healthy recipes, gluten free recipes, gut healthy recipes, healthy
Servings: 3 Servings
Author: Julia

Check out these other great recipes for Lettuce Wraps:

Black Bean Lettuce Wrap Tacos with Mango Avocado Salsa from Coffee & Quinoa

Asian Steak Lettuce Wraps from Shared Appetite

Ginger Chicken Lettuce Wraps from A Kitchen Muse

Roasted Sweet Potato and Chorizo Lettuce Wraps from Perry’s Plate

Spicey Pork and Veggie Lettuce Wraps from Simply Scratch

Annnnnd…if you wanna make the fajita scramble, here’s what you need: About 2 to 3 cups leftover fajitas, 3 large handfuls baby spinach, 6 eggs, cheese and your favorite scramble toppings

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Turkey Fajita Lettuce Wraps
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Anna @ ApronHearts

Thursday 28th of March 2013

Butter leaf lettuce is one of my favorite as well. Such a cute all-in-one recipe.!

gestational diabetes recipes

Thursday 28th of March 2013

this recipe looks yummmmy and I will make this weekend

Stephie @ EYHO

Wednesday 27th of March 2013

Haha! Diet tacos. You slay me.

a farmer in the dell

Wednesday 27th of March 2013

we just seeded a whole bunch of butter lettuce. I'll have to overnight you some :) These look awesome lady!


Thursday 28th of March 2013

Send it my way, sister! I'll greet the cabbage patch kids with open arms!

Georgia @ The Comfort of Cooking

Wednesday 27th of March 2013

What a delicious recipe and a great idea, Julia! Definitely saving these to try for dinner sometime soon. We LOVE lettuce wraps in this house... strange that I've only posted them on my blog once though!

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