Vietnamese Turkey Laab Super Grain Lettuce Cups

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

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Vietnamese Turkey Laab Super Grain Lettuce Cups

This dish most recently appeared in My Own Food Bag on Sunday, December 17, 2017.

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.
  • SERVES 1

Nutritional Information

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


  • Pantry staple
  • * Shared ingredient with another recipe

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