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Lettuce and Spiced Turkey Cups

Prep Time:

5 minutes

Cook Time:

15 minutes




  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 500g turkey mince
  • 1 red onion, finely chopped
  • 250g mushrooms, sliced
  • 2 carrots, peeled and grated
  • 1 teaspoon onion salt
  • 1 - 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • A tiny pinch of chilli flakes
  • 2 teaspoons finely chopped fresh mint
  • Freshly milled salt and black pepper

To serve

  • 8 large lettuce leaves, washed and patted dry
  • 4 scallions, trimmed and finely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons natural yoghurt
  • 2 tablespoons runny honey
  • 1 tablespoon peanut rayu


  1. Heat half the oil in a large non-stick frying pan and fry the turkey mince for 3 - 5 minutes until golden; break up with a wooden spoon as it cooks. Remove the turkey and set it aside.
  2. In the same pan, add the remaining oil and fry the onion until soft; add mushrooms and continue to cook until golden; then stir in grated carrot, on-ion salt, cumin, chilli flakes, and continue to cook for 2 minutes.
  3. Return the turkey mince to the pan, add half the chopped mint and season.
  4. Arrange lettuce cups onto a large serving plate, fill the cups with turkey mix-ture and scallions, drizzle with yoghurt, honey, and peanut rayu and sprinkle with remaining mint. Serve immediately.
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