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Larb Lettuce Cups
with mango coconut smoothie

Active: 30 min Total: 30 min
Larb is a minced Thai-style salad made with ground meat, aromatics, and fresh herbs. For this fresh twist on lettuce wraps, you can make the larb ahead of time and just set out all of the toppings when you're ready to serve the wraps.
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Proteins
Cuisines

Ingredients

Metric
Servings:
4
Larb Lettuce Cups:
  • Ginger, fresh - 1 Tbsp, diced
  • Garlic - 3 cloves, chopped
  • Carrots - 5 oz, shredded (look for pre-shredded)
  • Oil, cooking - 1 Tbsp
  • Turkey, ground - 1 1/2 lbs
  • Salt - 1/2 tsp
  • Cilantro leaves - 1/4 cup, chopped
  • Cucumbers - 6 oz, matchsticks
  • Lettuce, green leaf - 12 leaves
  • Fish sauce - 1 tsp
  • Lime juice - 1 Tbsp
  • Red pepper flakes (opt) - 1/2 tsp
Honey Aminos Dipping Sauce:
  • Bragg's / coconut aminos - 2 Tbsp
  • Vinegar, rice - 2 Tbsp
  • Water - 2 Tbsp
  • Honey - 2 tsp
  • Hot sauce (opt) - 1 tsp
  • Sesame seeds, white (opt) - 1/2 tsp
Mango Coconut Smoothie:
  • Coconut milk, light (14 oz / 397 g) - 1 can
  • Mango cubes, fresh or frozen - 1 lb (sub any tropical fruit like pineapple)
  • Ice cubes - 2 cups (omit if using frozen fruit)

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Prep

  1. Ginger / Garlic / Carrots (if not pre-shredded) - Prep as directed. Combine ginger and garlic. Store carrots separately. (Can be done up to 5 days ahead)
  2. Make dipping sauce - Whisk together aminos, vinegar, water, honey, hot sauce, and sesame seeds. (Can be done up to 5 days ahead)
  3. Cook turkey - Heat a skillet with oil over medium heat. Add turkey, ginger, garlic, and salt. Saute until turkey is cooked through, 5 to 7 minutes. (Can be done up to 3 days ahead)
  4. Cilantro / Cucumbers / Lettuce - Prep as directed. (Can be done 1 day ahead)
  5. Make smoothie - Combine coconut milk, mango, and ice in a blender. Blend until smooth. Add some water if the smoothie is too thick to blend easily.

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Make

  1. If turkey was cooked ahead, heat it in the microwave until warm. Stir in cilantro, fish sauce, lime juice, and red pepper flakes (if using). Taste and season with some more fish sauce, lime juice, or red pepper flakes if needed. Set aside.
  2. Set out all of the fillings for your lettuce wraps - turkey, carrots, cucumbers, and dipping sauce.
  3. Assemble lettuce wraps at the table and serve with dipping sauce. Enjoy smoothie on the side.

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Reviews

Ratings

Original (38)
Gluten-free (3)
Paleo (1)
Vegetarian (4)

Most Helpful

Easy and light. Great summer meal. I want to try the original version sometime. and I used ground chicken.

By: Kimberly
Posted: Jul 27, 2020
Diet: Paleo
1 Helpful

30 reviews

Easy and light. Great summer meal. I want to try the original version sometime. and I used ground chicken.

By: Kimberly
Posted: Jul 27, 2020
Diet: Paleo
1 Helpful

delicious! made with ground chicken and used 1lb but followed the rest for 2 portions. also substituted fish sauce for 1/2 soy sauce 1/2 rice vinegar

By: Laura
Posted: Jun 14, 2020
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

So good! Made it with shrimp instead, but so good!

By: Myranda
Posted: Jun 08, 2020
Diet: Gluten-free
0 Helpful

Really good flavor. The lettuce made them hard to roll tightly so I left it out after the first few rolls.

By: Christy
Posted: Jun 04, 2020
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

Super good. Triple the fish sauce, let it be funky. Cilantro cooked with the meat AND some fresh laid on top while you wrap.

By: Nico
Posted: May 25, 2020
Diet: Original
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My 2.5yo loved rolling these up with us! It was fun to have a family "activity" together making these. We had prepped things ahead of time, so they came together really quickly. I can't wait to make other variations of a summer roll with the leftover rice papers.

By: Stephanie
Posted: May 18, 2020
Diet: Original
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