Vietnamese Turkey Laab Super Grain Lettuce Cups

Vietnamese Turkey Laab Super Grain Lettuce Cups

Ready in 25 minutes Serves 1
This dish most recently appeared in My Own Bag on Sunday, December 17, 2017.

Lettuce cups are fun! But if you’d prefer, chop the lettuce and serve on a plate, with all remaining toppings as a salad.


Super Grain Salad

  • ¼ cup super grain mix
  • ½ Lebanese cucumber
  • ½ carrot
  • ¼ red onion, finely diced


  • ½ teaspoon sesame oil
  • 1 teaspoon fish sauce
  • 1 teaspoon rice vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • ½ teaspoon finely grated ginger

Vietnamese Turkey Laab

  • 150g turkey mince
  • 1 pottle of lemongrass makrut lime paste
  • Pinch chilli powder or cayenne powder (optional)

To Serve

  • ½ cos lettuce, leaves separated
  • 1 tablespoon chopped, roasted peanuts
  • ½ sachet habanero hot sauce


  1. Bring a small pot of salted water to the boil. Cook super-grain mix in pot of boiling water for about 15 minutes, until grains are tender with a slight bite. Drain, rinse under warm water and leave to drain well. While super grains are cooking, prepare the rest of the meal.
  2. Mix all vinaigrette ingredients together in a small bowl.
  3. Cut cucumber in half lengthways, scoop out seeds then thinly slice and grate carrot. Place all in bowl with vinaigrette, along with diced onion. When grains have 8 minutes cook time remaining, heat oil in a medium fry-pan on high heat.
  4. Cook turkey mince, lemongrass makrut lime paste, a pinch of salt and chilli/cayenne (if using) for 3-4 minutes, using a wooden spoon to break up chicken as it cooks, until cooked through and any liquid has evaporated.
  5. Add cooked and drained grains to bowl with vinaigrette and vegetables and toss to combine. Season to taste.
  6. To serve, place lettuce leaves onto a plate. Fill each leaf with super grain salad and Vietnamese turkey laab. Top with peanuts and a little habanero hot sauce.

Nutritional Information

Energy 1915 kj
458 kcal
Protein 41.2g
Carbohydrate 20.8g
Fat 23.5g