Spicy Turkey Cabbage Wraps

Serves: 4

 Ingredients

  • 12 intact leaves from a head of cabbage ( you can use any leafy greens)
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil or coconut oil
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 teaspoons grated or minced ginger root
  • 1 yellow onion, diced
  • 1 bunch asparagus, cut into bite-sized segments
  • 1 pound ground turkey (use whatever you have on hand)
  • ¼ teaspoon ground turmeric
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • Juice of 2 orange wedges
  • 2 tablespoons fresh basil, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons chopped scallions, chopped
  • Black pepper (activates the anti-inflammatory properties of turmeric)
  • Red pepper flakes (to taste, don’t hold back here!)

Instructions 

  1. Heat the coconut oil in a large skillet over medium heat, sauté the onions for a few minutes then add the ginger and garlic. In a separate pot, put water on to boil.
  2. After a few minutes, add the asparagus. Sauté until bright green, then add the turkey, turmeric, pepper, red pepper flakes, lime and orange juice. Using the back of a spatula, break up the turkey. When almost cooked through, add the basil and chopped scallions. Remove from heat when the turkey is cooked through.
  3. As the water begins to boil, add a few cabbage leaves using tongs. After 30 seconds, remove from the water and dry. Arrange on a serving plate and fill with the turkey mixture. Roll tightly and enjoy!