If you think ground turkey is just for chili and burgers, we have some delicious news for you! Our recipe uses lean turkey to form the base of this fabulous finger food that’s great as a party hors d’oeuvres or for lunch. The combination of soy sauce, ginger, scallions, jalapeno, and cilantro offers fantastic flavor and health-promoting phytonutrients. Served in crunchy, cancer-fighting cabbage cups and topped with peanuts, they’re a treat to eat.
Developed by Sara Quessenberry for Cleveland Clinic Wellness
Yield: 4 Servings
1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
1 pound ground turkey (white meat only)
2 tablespoons less sodium soy sauce
1 tablespoon grated fresh ginger
2 scallions, thinly sliced
1 red jalapeño, halved lengthwise, seeded, and sliced into thin half moons
8 cabbage leaves
½ cup fresh cilantro sprigs
¼ cup (1 ounce) peanuts, chopped
In a medium skillet, heat the oil over medium-high heat. Add the turkey and cook, stirring often, until no longer pink, 8 to 10 minutes. Stir in the soy sauce and ginger to combine. Then stir in the scallions and jalapeño.
Divide the turkey mixture among the cabbage leaves. Top with cilantro and peanuts.
Nutrition Info Per Serving: 310 calories, 17 g total fat, 4 g saturated fat, 34 g protein, 5 g carbohydrate, 2 g dietary fiber, 2 g sugar, 0 g added sugar, 145 mg cholesterol, 373 mg sodium