Turkey Lettuce Cups & Homemade Hoisin Sauce

Hoisin sauce is easy to make at home! This recipe beats the bottled kind with stabilizers and artificial ingredients:

1 tbs rice wine vinegar
2 tbs low sodium soy sauce (or coconut aminos)
1 tbs almond butter (or peanut butter)
1/2 tbs agave or honey (or leave it out)
1 tbs sambal olek (chili paste)
1 tsp sesame oil

Begin by browning 1 lb of lean ground turkey in a pan. Add 1 can diced water chestnuts, 1 tbs minced garlic, and 1/4 cup chopped green onions. Stir in the hoisin sauce. Serve in lettuce or cabbage cups.

This dish is easily packed for weekday lunches- just store the lettuce leaves separately from the seasoned turkey.


Ugh- what a terrible picture! I hate fluorescent lighting. I’m excited to work on improving my food photography in the coming months. For now, trust that these recipes taste better than they look!

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