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Turkey Tacos (lettuce wrapped)

Updated: Jan 2, 2020

I’m not sure that I know anyone who doesn’t like Taco’s!

I grew up as an American  Missionary Kid living in rural England in the 1980’s, where the local cuisine was very meat and potatoes with a side of cream on everything.I remember many times my parents having guests for dinner and serving them this new and unique food: Tacos. Even to the most wary English  Farmer, Taco’s were always met with interested faces and happy smiles once the first bite was risked… and to this day I STILL feel that Tacos are ( while now readily recognizable to all!)  a fun meal and appropriate for serving to a wide variety of guests! 

Make sure you nix the store bought Taco Seasoning ( which can be filled with MSG and other nasties) and take just a couple of extra minutes to whip up a batch of Adara’s Organic Taco Seasoning. I make up a double recipe once a month and no longer buy the pre-made variety.

I like to serve them buffet style when we have lots of people and wrapped with little Gem Lettuce Leaves. Lettuce wrapping these Turkey Taco’s makes them extremely light and keeps them in the ‘Paleo’ and ‘Clean’ group of eating. I use RAW cheese, which doesn’t seem  to both those of us with dairy issues.


  • 1.5 lbs of ground Turkey ( organic is best)

  • 3 Tbsp of Taco Seasoning ( I use Adara's Organic Taco Seasoning, link is in the txt above)

  • 1 Tbsp Olive Oil

  • 1/4 cup diced Red Onion

  • for Toppings:

  • Gem Lettuce Leaves ( instead of corn taco shells)

  • Raw Cheese, grated

  • Your Favorite Salsa

  • Avocados, sliced

  • Lime slices


  1. In a large skillet, heat the Olive Oil and gently sauté the Onions until they are translucent ( not browned). About 5 minutes.

  2. Add in the ground Turkey and sprinkle the Taco Seasoning on top. Continue to cook for another 10 minutes, stirring often to make sure that every part gets fully cooked and browned.

  3. Once that meat is cooked, you can assemble your tacos! A little of everything goes in... just like the picture above. But I don't think you need guidance... everyone knows what a Taco is these days!


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