Let’s face it—no one wants to turn down a taco. But how do you take your favorite taco recipe and make it keto friendly? Look no further than our favorite Turkey Taco Lettuce Wraps! They’re easy to whip up and they’re the perfect keto tacos you’ve been searching for.
How Do You Prepare Lettuce For Wraps?
We prefer iceberg lettuce for these keto taco shells, so we’ll start there. First, you’ll want to remove the core of the head of lettuce and then run the entire head under cool water. Gently use your fingers to spread the lettuce leaves apart without tearing them so they each get clean. Then, if you have a salad spinner, you can then put the whole head of iceberg lettuce into it and give it a good spin. Once you’ve removed it, you can begin peeling each leaf of lettuce back, careful not to rip it, until you’ve removed enough for the number of keto taco lettuce wraps you’ll be making.
If you’re using another lettuce for your wraps, such as romaine or butter lettuce, you can wash under cool water and then shake to partly dry it. Then peel back each leaf and lay on a paper towel to soak up any remaining water until ready to use.
You can even prep the lettuce shells for these keto turkey tacos in advance by storing them in a paper towel-lined plastic bag in the refrigerator for up to a week, making this meal—and life!—that much easier.
How do You Cut Lettuce For Wraps?
The key to cutting lettuce for these easy keto tacos is keeping each leaf in as much of a shell or bowl shape as possible. Again, this is easily done with iceberg lettuce, but can also be achieved with your preferred leafy green. Just make sure that you remove the leaves from the head or bunch one by one so as not to shred them out of shell shape.
Is Sour Cream Keto?
Don’t be afraid to load up your turkey taco lettuce wraps with extra goodies that still comply with your keto diet and meal plan. Shredded cheese, avocado, and sour cream are all great options that will pair well with these delicious keto turkey tacos.
Sour cream is a common taco topping that goes perfectly with these low carb keto tacos. Most sour creams are high in fat and low in carbs, making them keto-friendly and an absolutely welcome addition to this recipe.
Turkey Taco Lettuce Wraps Recipe
These turkey taco lettuce wraps are delicious, light, and low in carbs. They can also pack a protein and healthy fat punch, making them a great way to stave off hunger on a keto diet!
Calories: 222 Fat: 6g Protein: 34g Carbs: 5g
Turkey Taco Lettuce Wraps INGREDIENTS:
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 3/4 cup chopped yellow onion
- 1.3 lbs 99% lean ground turkey
- 2 minced garlic cloves
- 1 tablespoon chili powder
- 1 teaspoon ground cumin
- 1/2 teaspoon paprika
- Salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
- Romaine lettuce leaves
Turkey Taco Lettuce Wraps INSTRUCTIONS:
1. Heat your skillet or pan over medium heat and add the olive oil.
2. Add the turkey, cooking until the meat starts to brown—about 10-15 minutes.
3. In a separate bowl, mix together the chili powder, cumin, paprika, minced garlic, salt, and black pepper.
4. Add this seasoning and the chopped onion to the turkey, and cook for another 10 minutes.
5. Let the turkey mixture cool a bit before wrapping in lettuce leaves and serve with extra toppings.
Voila! Enjoy your yummy, keto-friendly turkey taco lettuce wraps!
What Is The Best Kind Of Lettuce To Use For Wraps?
Start off by replacing the classic and carb-heavy taco shell with a light, crisp refreshing lettuce. You’ll still get the satisfying crunch of a traditional shell but without the carbs that will steal your body’s ketosis thunder.
The best lettuce for wraps is one that is pliable but still has a little bite to it. We recommend using iceberg, romaine, or butter lettuce leaves to create these yummy turkey taco lettuce wraps.
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