Turkey Larb Lettuce Wraps

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I’m having a major moment with Larb. Are you ready for this. Turkey Larb Lettuce Wraps are officially going to be your new go-to weeknight meal.

Turkey Larb Lettuce Wraps from www.whatsgabycooking.com (@whatsgabycookin)


We’ve talked about this before - but it’s worth repeating… ground turkey saves my life on a pretty regular basis. I buy a few pounds and stock them in the freezer so I know that dinner is never too far away when I get home from work / meetings / filming / shooting etc. It’s beyond versatile and today it’s having a moment in these Turkey Larb Lettuce Wraps. Larb is one of those dishes I order EVERY SINGLE TIME I go out for Thai food. It’s basically my life mission to try it as many different places as possible and now we can all make it at home to satisfy any cravings!

Turkey Larb Lettuce Wraps from www.whatsgabycooking.com (@whatsgabycookin)

I’ve seen larb made with a variety of different grounds meats but I’m always partial to turkey. It’s lean and easily absorbs all the flavor of the seasonings I add and makes for a perfect light and healthy meal. Plus Thanksgiving is right around the corner and I’ve got turkey on the brain. Like what are we going to do this year? Traditional style bird? Something fun and new? So many options! Obvi, you can tell I’m pumped for Thanksgiving content to start rolling out here on WGC. Anyways, I digress… recently I’ve become obsessed with the Farm to Family line by Butterball as it’s the first turkey brand to launch products that are raised without antibiotics!! Major!  Plus it’s also 100% hormone and steroid free so win win all around. 

So grab a package or two at your local market, along with all the other ingredients for these Turkey Larb Lettuce Wraps and have at it! 

Turkey Larb Lettuce Wraps from www.whatsgabycooking.com (@whatsgabycookin)

Turkey Larb Lettuce Wraps

Author: Gaby Dalkin
5 from 5 votes
I’m having a major moment with Larb. Are you ready for this. Turkey Larb Lettuce Wraps are officially going to be your new go-to weeknight meal.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Course Dinner
Cuisine Thai
Servings 4 servings


For the Turkey

  • 1 teaspoon vegetable oil
  • 1 ¼ pounds ground turkey
  • 4 cloves garlic finely chopped
  • 6 green onions thinly sliced
  • 2-3 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1-2 tablespoons sambal oleek
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar


  • Lettuce cups a few heads of butter lettuce
  • Thinly sliced red onions
  • Fresh mint
  • Fresh basil
  • Fresh cilantro
  • Lime wedges


  • In a large heavy bottom pot, heat the vegetable oil over medium high heat. Add the ground turkey and using the back of a wooden spoon, break the meat apart and let cook until no pink remains, about 8-10 minutes, making sure to sauté frequently to ensure even cooking.
  • Once the turkey has cooked, add the garlic and green onions and sauté for 1 minute until fragrant. Add the soy sauce, sambal oleek and brown sugar and stir to combine. Season with salt as needed and reduce heat to low and simmer until ready to use.  
  • To assemble, place equal amounts of the turkey larb mixture into a lettuce leaf, about ¼ cup per lettuce leaf. Top with the assorted garnishes and serve immediately.


Feel free to double the sauce and use extra for dipping.

Nutrition Information

Calories: 200kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 35g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 0.03g | Cholesterol: 78mg | Sodium: 580mg | Potassium: 518mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 223IU | Vitamin C: 5mg | Calcium: 28mg | Iron: 2mg
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  1. Just made Garby’s Turkey Larb Lettuce wraps. Excellent to say the least. Fast and easy recipe highly recommend

  2. 5 stars
    DELICIOUS! Super easy to make! Fresh, flavorful and my picky eater husband even loved it! Easy enough to make with a 6 month old on the hip. Definitely adding this to the weekly rotation. I added crushed peanuts as garnish on top too and it was SOO good.

  3. 5 stars
    Made this last night and OMG it was life changing. Thanks for the delicious recipe! And congrats to you and Thomas on your big news! 🙂

    1. Thanks Gaby. Got this after I made it and decided to sautee some chick peas as if they were the ground meat. My daughter loved it. Thought it was a delicious dinner.

  4. LOVED this! It took 10 minutes total, had everything in my kitchen already, and was super satisfying. Thank you for sharing!

  5. Sooooooo good. My daughter has asked me to make this everyday after I served it. She is getting it tomorrow. Easy and very good. Just the way I like it.

  6. I made this tonight for dinner and it was delicious!!!!! Super simple and such great flavor. Perfect for a weeknight dinner. Thanks Gaby!!!

    1. It's a sauce made only of fiery red chilies, vinegar and salt! You can find it at Whole Foods or Ralphs / Safeway etc

    2. It's like a hot chili oil paste! I use a hot chili paste instead - more accessible for me.

  7. Hi Gaby,
    This looks good! However, I am now following a Paleo way of eating....this recipe has soy and sugar in it....I will have to figure out a way to make it without the soy sauce (Coconut aminos) is my usual replacement...and perhaps coconut sugar for the brown sugar. I'll let you know how it turns out! Otherwise, love the lettuce wrap...perfect for Paleo!
    Thanks! Barbara

  8. Larb is such a great easy/quick dinner!! YUM! This turkey version looks so good. Yours looks so much prettier than mine usually turns out though - ha!

  9. I don't know where I have been, but I had no idea what larb was. These look delicious, and I love ground turkey!

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