Turkey and Apple Lettuce Wraps


  • 1 pound ground turkey
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1 large apple, cored and finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup dried cranberries
  • 1/4 cup chopped walnuts
  • Juice of 1/2 lemon
  • 8 large lettuce leaves (such as butter lettuce or romaine)
  • Optional toppings: Greek yogurt, chopped fresh cilantro


  1. Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the chopped onion and garlic and sauté until they become fragrant and translucent.
  2. Add the ground turkey to the skillet, breaking it up with a spoon or spatula. Cook until the turkey is browned and cooked through.
  3. Sprinkle the ground cumin, paprika, dried oregano, salt, and pepper over the turkey. Stir well to evenly distribute the spices.
  4. Add the chopped apple, dried cranberries, and chopped walnuts to the skillet. Cook for an additional 2-3 minutes, until the apple softens slightly.
  5. Squeeze the lemon juice over the mixture in the skillet and stir to combine. Taste and adjust the seasoning if needed.
  6. Remove the skillet from heat and let the mixture cool slightly.
  7. Spoon the turkey and apple mixture onto the lettuce leaves, dividing it equally among them.
  8. If desired, top each lettuce wrap with a dollop of Greek yogurt and sprinkle with chopped fresh cilantro.
  9. Roll up the lettuce leaves, tucking in the sides as you go, to create a wrap.

Calorie breakdown per serving (approximate):

  • Calories: 250
  • Protein: 20g
  • Carbohydrates: 18g
  • Fat: 11g
  • Fiber: 4g
  • Sugar: 10g

Note: The calorie count may vary depending on the specific brands and quantities of ingredients used.

These Turkey and Apple Lettuce Wraps offer a satisfying combination of flavors and textures. The savory ground turkey is complemented by the sweetness of the apple, the tartness of the dried cranberries, and the crunch of the walnuts. This recipe is not only delicious but also provides a good amount of protein and essential nutrients. Enjoy these flavorful wraps as a light and healthy lunch or dinner option.