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Thai Turkey Lettuce Cups with Fresh Mint


2-4 little gem heads, leaves separated

½ pound ground turkey

1 tsp. coconut oil

2 cloves garlic, minced

1 tsp.  Red Thai Curry Paste (Thai Kitchen brand is good)

Juice of half a lime

Dash tamari

Handful fresh mint

Handful Bean sprouts

Handful peanuts or almonds, chopped (optional)


  1. Separate the gem leaves and rise and dry well.
  2. Sauté the garlic in the coconut oil and add the turkey.
  3. After a few minutes, add the curry paste. Cook until browned and cooked all the way through.
  4. Add the lime juice and tamari.
  5. Place the gems cup side upon a large platter.
  6. Fill with ground turkey mixture and top with bean sprouts, fresh herbs and the chopped nuts.