Citrus Turkey Lettuce Wrap

calamondin turkey wrap in lettuce

Citrus Turkey Lettuce Wrap

When you have a lot of citrus such as grapefruit, lime, lemon, limette or Calamondin and don’t know what to do with them?  I recommend using it for a turkey lettuce wrap.  Limette and Calamondin are unique citrus that is similar to a fusion of lemon/lime with a Kumquat.  Calamdonin also known as calamansi in some parts of the world, is a vitamin C rich citrus fruit that enhances your beauty, by rejuvenating skin from within and thus bringing a glow on your face.  Calamondin fruit is a hybrid of lime and mandarin.  By pairing it with turkey or chicken, it can be a refreshing dish for summer.  I try to avoid carb as much as possible so this allows me to make a nice wrap using lettuce leafs or Swiss chard.  Swiss chard gives a nuttier flavor to the wrap which I love.

Serving 6-8

2 cups chopped Calamondin (limey kumquat) or use Limette (lemon like without the sour taste).  Or grapefruit — prefer the pink grapefruit
2 lbs. Ground turkey
2 tablespoons Minced ginger (I use the Gourmet Garden Ginger Paste found in the produce dept. in a tube)
½ cup Fish sauce (in every grocery store in the Asian section)
2 cups Thai Basil leaf
1 tablespoon Garlic Chili Paste
1 small Onion chopped
2 tablespoon Garlic chopped
1 cup Mint leaf
6-8 each Lettuce leaf or you can use Swiss chard leaf without the stems (the Swiss chard gives the dish a woody flavor and compliments the citrusy flavor)


  1. Heat the wok (or pan) with veg oil or coconut oil until smoking hot.
  2. Sauté ground turkey with chopped onion and minced garlic;
  3. Toss Thai Basil leaf and Calamondin after the turkey is cooked;
  4. Sprinkle the fish sauce and toss with garlic chili paste;
  5. Spoon the mixture in the lettuce leaf (Swiss chard) and spread a few mint leaves on top to serve.

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