Southwestern Fiesta Turkey Lettuce Wraps


Get ready for a flavor fiesta with our Southwestern Fiesta Turkey Lettuce Wraps! Infused with bold Southwestern spices and packed with the goodness of lean turkey, these wraps are a healthy yet zesty choice. Wrapped in crisp lettuce leaves, they offer a refreshing crunch with every bite, perfect for a quick lunch or a fun appetizer.

Southwestern Fiesta Turkey Lettuce Wraps

Preparation and Cooking Times

  • Preparation Time: 15 minutes
  • Cooking Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 25 minutes

Servings and Serving Size

  • Servings: 4
  • Serving Size: 2 lettuce wraps

Nutritional Information (Per Serving)

Calories: 165 kcal

  • Protein: 20g
  • Carbohydrates: 8g
  • Fat: 6g
  • Fiber: 3g
  • Sodium: 320mg


  • Ground turkey – 1 lb (450g)
  • Black beans, drained and rinsed – 1 cup (170g)
  • Corn kernels – ½ cup (75g)
  • Red bell pepper, diced – ½ cup (75g)
  • Red onion, finely chopped – ¼ cup (40g)
  • Taco seasoning – 2 tablespoons (30g)
  • Large lettuce leaves (like Romaine or Iceberg) – 8-12
  • Avocado, diced – 1 medium
  • Fresh cilantro, chopped – for garnish
  • Lime wedges – for serving

Detailed Method of Preparation

  1. In a skillet, cook the ground turkey over medium heat until browned.
  2. Drain excess fat and return the skillet to the heat.
  3. Add black beans, corn, red bell pepper, and red onion to the turkey.
  4. Stir in taco seasoning and cook for 5 minutes until vegetables are tender.
  5. Spoon the turkey mixture onto the center of each lettuce leaf.
  6. Top with diced avocado and sprinkle with fresh cilantro.
  7. Serve the lettuce wraps immediately with lime wedges on the side.

Tips for Culinary Success

  • Lean Meat: Use lean ground turkey for a healthier option.
  • Seasoning Adjustment: Feel free to adjust the taco seasoning according to your spice preference.
  • Lettuce Choice: Choose large, sturdy lettuce leaves that can hold the filling without tearing.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Can I use chicken instead of turkey?

Absolutely, ground chicken is a great substitute.

How can I store leftovers?

Store the turkey mixture in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 days. Assemble wraps fresh.

Can I add cheese to these wraps?

Yes, shredded cheddar or Mexican blend cheese would be a delicious addition.

Let the Southwestern Fiesta Turkey Lettuce Wraps bring a burst of joy and flavor to your table. They're not just a dish; they're a celebration of vibrant colors, bold flavors, and healthy eating. Gather around, share these delightful wraps, and let the fiesta of flavors begin!