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Mexican Turkey Lettuce Cups
with pico de gallo / coriander green beans

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This quick and easy meal is a paleo taco night using lettuce cups and fresh pico de gallo for filling. 

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Ingredients

Metric
Servings:
4
Pico de Gallo:
  • Onions, medium and white - 1/2, chopped
  • Jalapenos - 1, chopped
  • Tomatoes, roma - 6, chopped
  • Cilantro leaves - 2 Tbsp, chopped
  • Oil, cooking - 1 tsp
Mexican Turkey Lettuce Cups:
  • Avocados - 1, sliced
  • Lettuce, butterhead - 12 leaves (sub outer leaves from hearts of Romaine)
  • Oil, cooking - 2 Tbsp
  • Turkey, ground - 1 1/2 lbs
  • Bragg's / coconut aminos - 2 Tbsp
  • Chili powder - 1 tsp
  • Cumin, ground - 1 tsp
  • Garlic powder - 1/2 tsp
  • Black pepper - 1/4 tsp
  • Pepitas / pumpkin seeds - 1/4 cup
Coriander Green Beans:
  • Green beans - 1 lb, trimmed
  • Oil, cooking - 1 Tbsp
  • Coriander, ground - 1 tsp
  • Lime juice - 2 tsp

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Prep

  1. Green beans / Onions / Jalapenos - Prep as directed. Store green beans in one container. Combine onions and jalapenos in another container. (Can be done up to 5 days ahead)

  2. Tomatoes / Cilantro - Prep as directed.

  3. Make pico de gallo - Combine onions, jalapenos, tomatoes, cilantro, and cooking oil (portion for pico). Season with some salt.

  4. Avocados / Lettuce - Prep as directed.

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Make

  1. Heat a large skillet or wok with cooking oil (portion for green beans) over medium-high heat. Add green beans and saute, letting the beans brown lightly on the bottom of the pan, until tender and lightly charred, 2 to 3 minutes. Season with ground coriander and some salt and pepper. Squeeze lime juice over top. Set aside and cover to keep warm.

  2. Wipe out pan and return to medium-high heat. Add oil (portion for turkey) and then turkey to heated oil. Saute turkey, breaking it apart, until cooked through, 6 to 8 minutes. Add aminos, chili powder, cumin, garlic powder, and pepper. Stir until turkey is coated in spices, ~1 minute more.

  3. Fill lettuce leaves with turkey, avocados, pico de gallo, and pepitas. Enjoy with green beans on the side. 

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Reviews

Ratings

Original (34)
Gluten-free (2)
Paleo (5)
Vegetarian (9)

Most Helpful

This was Rated as “gas” by our teenagers. So simple but delicious. Perfect for a school night dinner. I used leftover refried beans and pico de gallo to make juevos rancheros for breakfast.

By: Heather
Posted: Aug 09, 2022
Diet: Original
1 Helpful

24 reviews

Loved this! Felt like comfort food. Followed directions exactly.

By: Jennifer
Posted: Sep 13, 2022
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

Delicious, easy and a hit!

By: Trina
Posted: Sep 07, 2022
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

We made a modified version of this with sope shells instead of toast. And store bought pico. It was quite tasty and super quick to make!

By: Michelle
Posted: Sep 02, 2022
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

Had to mix the beans with a little salsa to make them spreadable. Also they broiled way too fast!

By: Caitlin
Posted: Aug 30, 2022
Diet: Vegetarian
0 Helpful

The green beans. Are you kidding me? *Chef’s kiss* The sandwiches were good too. The husband liked them even though he doesn’t love beans or vegetarian dishes. So that’s a win. :)

By: Kristin
Posted: Aug 18, 2022
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

Yum! Would make again - might use tostadas next time instead of bread.

By: Stephanie
Posted: Aug 17, 2022
Diet: Vegetarian
0 Helpful