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Turkey Santa Fe Lettuce Wraps

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These Santa Fe turkey lettuce wraps are SO good, you’ll WANT to save some leftover turkey just to make them (or leftover chicken breast would work too)!

These Santa Fe turkey lettuce wraps are SO good, you'll WANT to save some leftover turkey just to make them (or leftover chicken breast would work too)!Turkey Santa Fe Lettuce Wraps

When I’m eating low-carb, I love using lettuce leaves in place of bread for everything from Steak Lettuce Taco Wraps, Chicken Club Lettuce Wrap Sandwich, and BLT Lettuce Wraps.

Have you ever had the Spinach Santa Fe Egg Rolls with the Cilantro Ranch Dipping Sauce from Chili’s? They’re dangerously good – I don’t even want to know how many calories they are. That’s where the inspiration for these lighter lettuce wraps came from. The lighting in these photos don’t even do them justice.

These Santa Fe turkey lettuce wraps are SO good, you'll WANT to save some leftover turkey just to make them (or leftover chicken breast would work too)!

I actually made my turkey breast in the crock pot last week just so I could have leftovers to create this recipe. I had one for lunch (only 4 WW pp) but since they are so light I think two would be perfect for dinner. If you want to make them Paleo, leave out the beans and add more spinach. I used my Avocado Cilantro Ranch Dressing as my sauce and it was perfect. If you’re lazy, you can mash 1/4 avocado into 1/2 cup light ranch dressing instead.

This time of the year is so challenging to eat good. Holiday parties, staying over at relatives, Christmas cookies – I really need will power. So I wanted to create a leftover recipe for turkey that’s not just delicious, but also light after a day of indulging on mashed potatoes, gravy, and pumpkin pie.

How To Make Lettuce Wraps

Lettuce wraps are low-carb, keto, gluten-free and low calorie, and don’t interfere with the flavors of the filling. A few tips when making lettuce wraps:

  • Look for lettuce leaves that are large enough to hold the filling. I like to use iceberg lettuce for larger cups. Romaine lettuce and baby romaine are also great.
  • The leaves of butter or boston lettuce are smaller, but also wonderful.
  • If you prefer, you can turn this into a big chopped salad by simply serving this over a bowl over chopped lettuce.

Try These Leftover Turkey Recipes:

These Santa Fe turkey lettuce wraps are SO good, you'll WANT to save some leftover turkey just to make them (or leftover chicken breast would work too)!

Turkey Santa Fe Lettuce Wraps

5 from 6 votes
5
Cals:297
Protein:31
Carbs:21
Fat:13
These Santa Fe turkey lettuce wraps are SO good, you'll WANT to save some leftover turkey just to make them (or leftover chicken breast would work too)!
Course: Dinner, Lunch
Cuisine: Mexican
These Santa Fe turkey lettuce wraps are SO good, you'll WANT to save some leftover turkey just to make them (or leftover chicken breast would work too)! Have you ever had the Spinach Santa Fe Egg Rolls with the Cilantro Ranch Dipping Sauce from Chili's? They're dangerously good – I don't even want to know how many calories they are. That's where the inspiration for these lighter lettuce wraps came from.
Prep: 20 mins
Cook: 10 mins
Total: 30 mins
Yield: 4 servings
Serving Size: 2 lettuce wraps

Ingredients

  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • 1/4 cup minced red bell peppers
  • 1/4 cup minced scallions
  • 12 oz leftover turkey breast diced small
  • 2/3 cup frozen corn
  • 1/2 cup canned black beans rinsed and drained
  • 1/2 cup frozen spinach thawed and drained
  • 2 tbsp diced jarred jalapeno peppers
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 cup reduced fat shredded Mexican cheese blend
  • 8 large Iceburg lettuce leaves
  • 12 tbsp Avocado Cilantro Ranch Dressing

Instructions

  • Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat.
  • Add the red bell pepper and scallions to the pan and sauté for 2 minutes until tender.
  • Add the diced turkey, corn, black beans, spinach, jalapeno peppers, cumin, chili powder, salt, and cayenne pepper to the pan. Cook for another 3 to 4 minutes, stirring well so the spinach gets mixed in with everything.
  • Place about 1/3 cup of turkey mixture in the center of each lettuce leaf.
  • Top each wrap with 2 tbsp cheese and 1 1/2 tbsp avocado sauce if desired.

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Nutrition

Serving: 2 lettuce wraps, Calories: 297 kcal, Carbohydrates: 21 g, Protein: 31 g, Fat: 13 g, Saturated Fat: 0.5 g, Cholesterol: 53 mg, Sodium: 1358 mg, Fiber: 6 g, Sugar: 4 g

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67 comments on “Turkey Santa Fe Lettuce Wraps”

  1. I combined this recipe with the turkey taco wrap recipe.  Made the taco meat then added in the corn, spinach, and beans.  Was great.

  2. So these were great I made a few changes. Used some chip lite in adobe and tomato sauce to thicken the turkey. Added Zuchinni rather than spinach.  For my family I made wonton cups In mini muffin tins cooked then first then put the mixture in them and added shredded cheese and drizzled the dressing. I had them as lettuce wraps. Greta way to use up leftover turkey from holidays. 

  3. Wonderful for leftover turkey -I had a tenderloin and wanted to do something different with it for round two and this was fast and great. Did some delicata roasted squash rings on with it and that complemented it well. Great!

  4. I did this over a bed of lettuce but otherwise followed recipe–loved it. I make a turkey tenderloin and then like leftovers to try other recipes. This is a great dinner. Roasted some delicata squash (I love all sqush) to go with it as well.

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  6. The combination of ingredients is delicious. I agree with the comment that nothing should be named “Sante Fe” if it doesn’t have New Mexico’s signature Hatch chilis represented somewhere! Maybe just a matter of pride.. Both the taco combination and the dressing are actually better the next day.

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