Turkey Meatball Lettuce Cups

with adobo-honey sauce

Active: 30 min | Total:

We get to reuse last night's adobo-honey sauce drizzled over tonight's lettuce cups (or seitan and corn saute). The crunchiness of the lettuce makes this a summery way to enjoy meatballs.
Smarts: Keep a bowl of water next to you when rolling meatballs. Use it to keep your hands wet, which will prevent the meatballs from sticking to your hands.

4 servings 4 servings

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Ingredients


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Cauliflower Quinoa:

  • Cauliflower - 1/2 head, minced
  • Ghee - 1 Tbsp

Turkey Meatball Lettuce Cups:

  • Cilantro - 1/4 bunch, chopped
  • Ground turkey - 1 lb
  • Cumin - 1 tsp
  • Garlic powder - 1 tsp
  • Paprika - 1 tsp
  • Salt - 1/4 tsp
  • Black pepper - pinch
  • Almond meal - 1/4 cup
  • Cooking oil - 2 Tbsp
  • Chicken stock - 1/4 cup
  • Iceberg lettuce - 8 leaves
  • Homemade adobo-honey sauce - 6 Tbsp

Apple Celery Salad:

  • Apples - 1, sliced
  • Celery - 3 stalks, sliced
  • Green onions, green parts - 2 stalks, chopped
  • Salad greens - 6 oz
  • Maple syrup - 1 tsp
  • Dijon mustard - 1 tsp
  • Apple cider vinegar - 1 1/2 Tbsp
  • Cooking oil - 2 Tbsp
  • Cauliflower Quinoa:
  • 1/2 head Cauliflower, minced
  • 1 Tbsp Ghee
  • Turkey Meatball Lettuce Cups:
  • 1/4 bunch Cilantro, chopped
  • 1 lb Ground turkey
  • 1 tsp Cumin
  • 1 tsp Garlic powder
  • 1 tsp Paprika
  • 1/4 tsp Salt
  • pinch Black pepper
  • 1/4 cup Almond meal
  • 2 Tbsp Cooking oil
  • 1/4 cup Chicken stock
  • 8 leaves Iceberg lettuce
  • 6 Tbsp Homemade adobo-honey sauce
  • Apple Celery Salad:
  • 1 Apples, sliced
  • 3 stalks Celery, sliced
  • 2 stalks Green onions, green parts, chopped
  • 6 oz Salad greens
  • 1 tsp Maple syrup
  • 1 tsp Dijon mustard
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp Apple cider vinegar
  • 2 Tbsp Cooking oil

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Reviews of this meal

This meal has 77 reviews

from Kate for the gluten free version
Oct 25, 2016


from Danielle for the original version
Dec 12, 2015


from Joanna for the gluten free version
Comment: "The meatballs are really good. We didn't eat them with the lettuce cups, just on top of the salad. Also ate leftovers for lunch the next day with quinoa. I love the apple celery salad!"
Jul 23, 2015


from Emily for the gluten free version
Jul 01, 2015


from JESSICA for the original version
May 31, 2015


from sara for the original version
May 14, 2015


from Thera for the original version
Mar 07, 2015


from Kevin for the original version
Feb 19, 2015


from Matt for the original version
Feb 18, 2015


from Nathan for the gluten free version
Feb 10, 2015


from Tiana for the original version
Jan 07, 2015


from Lindsey for the original version
Dec 31, 2014


from Christina for the original version
Comment: "I had to edit it since I'm allergic to adobo sauce, but it was soooo gooood. Will be making this again and again."
Dec 15, 2014


from Christina for the original version
Dec 04, 2014


from Ashly for the original version
Oct 22, 2014


from Laura for the original version
Oct 06, 2014


from Brooke for the paleo version
Oct 02, 2014


from Twyla for the original version
Comment: "We used ground chicken. My kids loved these meatballs. Definitely a winner."
Oct 01, 2014


from Carey for the paleo version
Sep 10, 2014


from patrick for the original version
Sep 04, 2014


from Jennifer for the original version
Sep 03, 2014


from Anne for the original version
Aug 17, 2014


from Kyle for the original version
Aug 17, 2014


from Jenise for the original version
Aug 15, 2014


from candice for the paleo version
Comment: "Kind of amazing. The end. My meatballs fell apart. No one cared. "
Aug 15, 2014


from Jenn for the original version
Aug 11, 2014


from Lori Ellen for the original version
Aug 07, 2014


from Lauren for the original version
Comment: "This was so delicious! The meatballs were so light and flavorful and perfectly cooked. Great use of ground turkey. The salad dressing was amazing! Jess, you make the best salad dressings"
Aug 07, 2014


from Aaron for the original version
Aug 07, 2014


from Marabeth for the original version
Comment: "The flavor palette was really delicious, and I loved the tangy salad dressing. I skipped the lettuce wraps because my lettuce head wasn't big enough, so it was just easier to eat with a fork. I gave it a 3 simply because these aren't my absolute favorite meatballs - I love the Mediterranean meatballs better. But definitely still worth making!"
Aug 05, 2014


from Christine for the original version
Aug 03, 2014


from Cara for the vegetarian version
Comment: "One of my top favorites. "
Aug 01, 2014


from Miriam for the original version
Comment: "This ended up being an appetizer at a dinner party, but it was perfect!"
Jul 31, 2014


from Joanna for the original version
Comment: "This was a huge hit. The meatballs were super flavorful, we loved wrapping them in the lettuce cups, and the honey adobo sauce is just fantastic (added close to a Tbsp of adobo for spice!). "
Jul 30, 2014


from Nicole for the original version
Jul 30, 2014


from Carrie for the original version
Comment: "sauce really went well with the meatballs and the lettuce wrap allowed the flavors to shine!"
Jul 30, 2014


from Megan for the original version
Jul 29, 2014


from Casey for the original version
Jul 27, 2014


from Michelle for the original version
Jul 26, 2014


from Sara for the original version
Jul 26, 2014


from Jennifer for the original version
Jul 26, 2014


from Billy for the original version
Jul 26, 2014


from Lindsey for the original version
Jul 25, 2014


from Sarah for the original version
Jul 25, 2014


from Hannah for the original version
Comment: "We used ground turkey as I had some already cooked in the freezer! It was kind of like taco night! Loved it. "
Jul 25, 2014


from Lowana for the original version
Comment: "Used ground chicken and it had great flavour. Great non-red meat meatball recipe."
Jul 25, 2014


from Theresa for the original version
Jul 25, 2014


from Katie for the original version
Jul 25, 2014


from Sarah for the original version
Jul 24, 2014


from Genevieve for the original version
Jul 24, 2014


from Jessica for the original version
Jul 24, 2014


from Elizabeth for the original version
Jul 24, 2014


from Emily for the original version
Jul 24, 2014


from Janna for the original version
Jul 24, 2014


from Frank for the original version
Comment: "I really liked the cumin in the meatballs. I did feel like the lettuce was unnecessary, might as well just add it to the salad. And as always we doubled the spices."
Jul 24, 2014


from Judy for the original version
Comment: "Loved the honey adobo sauce on the meatballs. Loved the meatballs. One of my favourite recipes."
Jul 23, 2014


from Amber for the original version
Comment: "The meatballs and sauce were excellent!! I made the rice and put that in the lettuce wrap as well. I plan on making the salad to go with the chicken. Thanks for a great meal!"
Jul 23, 2014


from Andrea for the original version
Jul 23, 2014


from Jordan for the paleo version
Jul 23, 2014


from Liane for the original version
Comment: "The meatballs were delicious! They really reminded me of my grandmothers meatballs ... and that's a high compliment! The sauce provided a wonderful zesty finish. Another meal in which it is easy and fun to involve kids! I didn't end up doing the salad so I can't speak to that but used the dressing on a more traditional greens and tomatoes and it was great."
Jul 23, 2014


from Jenny for the original version
Jul 23, 2014


from Jessica L. for the paleo version
Jul 23, 2014


from Shayla for the original version
Jul 23, 2014


from sheilagh for the original version
Jul 23, 2014


from Erin for the original version
Comment: "I loved how easy and quick the meatballs were to make. Another simple but delicious salad on the side, too!"
Jul 23, 2014


from Ashleigh for the original version
Comment: "Yum! "
Jul 23, 2014


from Meg for the original version
Jul 23, 2014


from Mary Ann for the paleo version
Comment: "This was excellent--sort of tasted like tacos! I used a spring-loaded ice cream scoop to make the meatballs and it worked great. No sticky hands and the meatballs were perfectly round!"
Jul 23, 2014


from Marie for the original version
Jul 22, 2014


from Kate for the original version
Jul 22, 2014


from Julianne for the vegetarian version
Comment: "I wanted to eat the whole pan full!"
Jul 22, 2014


from Andrea for the original version
Jul 22, 2014


from Lizzi for the original version
Jul 22, 2014


from Tracy for the gluten free version
Jul 22, 2014


from Kacie for the original version
Jul 22, 2014


from Taylor for the original version
Jul 21, 2014


from Mallory for the original version
Comment: "Loved it!! The meatballs were a hit with everyone. Instead of doing lettuce cups, we just made it all into a salad with iceberg, cucumbers, apples and dressing -- topped with meatballs. My husband is apparently not a fan of vinaigrette at all, because he didn't touch that part of it, but absolutely raved about the turkey meatballs. My honey adobo sauce was really thin -- most likely because I didn't have greek yogurt, just regular plain whole fat yogurt. But it was still delicious. After cooking the meatballs I kind of sauteed/simmered them with about half of the sauce. It created this really creamy spicy coating with a texture similar to swedish meatballs. Then we both poured some more of the thin sauce on top while eating. So tasty! Next time I'll leave the dressing on the side so the husband can enjoy the salad too!"
Jul 20, 2014