Turkey Lettuce Tacos

Posted by Cathy Dickerson


Ingredients: (2-3 servings)

- 400g lean ground/minced turkey

- 1 tsp coconut oil

- 1 tsp cumin

- 1 tsp salt

- 1 tsp chili powder

- 1 tsp paprika

- 1/2 tsp oregano

- 1-2 cloves of garlic (to taste)

- 1/2 medium onion

- ½ red pepper

- 120g ripe tomatoes

- 4-6 large lettuce leaves (romaine works or butter lettuce)

- (optional – for a cheat meal) 30g shredded cheddar cheese


  • Chop finely the onion, pepper, garlic and tomatoes or put them all in food processor for about 20 seconds
  • Heat a large pan with teaspoon of coconut oil
  • Add turkey and cook until all pink gone, breaking up the pieces as it cooks.
  • Add cumin, paprika, oregano, chilli powder, salt and mix well.
  • Add the chopped onion, garlic, pepper, and tomatoes, and cover.  Simmer on low for about 15-20 minutes.
  • Remove cover and cook for a further 5 minutes to boil down some of the liquid.
  • Take off heat and leave to cool for a few minutes, and drain off remaining liquid, before putting onto lettuce leaves
  • Sprinkle with cheese if using