Golden Carrot Ginger Soup Recipe with Smoked Ham

Golden Carrot Ginger Soup Recipe in a bowl with spoon and bread dipped in side and parsley, chopped cashews, and ham garnish on top. Ginger root and carrot pieces on table
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Golden Carrot Ginger Soup Recipe in a bowl with parsley, chopped cashews, and ham garnish on top. Ginger root and carrot pieces on table

Want something other than chicken for dinner??  I did too and I also wanted something healthy and nourishing.  And so today I bring you my Golden Carrot Ginger Soup Recipe with Smoked Ham!  This is a slightly sweet, mostly savory soup that’s filled with warm spices that will wake up all of your tastebuds!  It all starts with the fantastic sweet carrot that is blended into the most luxuriously creamy consistency.  Then turmeric is added for a gorgeous golden color and warm taste.  Ginger comes to the party with warm spice, garlic shows up with deep flavor, and ground thyme brings it all down to earth.  Finally, smoked ham is the guest of honor, bringing that smokey flavor and a meaty bite.  It’s an easy make-ahead-and-reheat lunch, dinner, or appetizer.  

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EAT MORE VEGGIES WITH SOUP!

Soup is such a great way to get your kids (or grownups) in your family to eat their veggies.  Here are some of the ways that soup can make this task easier.

You can add just about any flavors.  I have some many different flavors when it comes to soups.  Some have a Mexican theme, such as my Chicken Tortilla Soup with Kale or my Chicken Enchilada Soup.  Some have an Asian theme, such as my Chicken Ramen Noodle Soup.  And some are really just infused by the ingredients themselves, such as my Creamy Mushroom Soup and my Chilled Golden Corn Soup

You can mix and match veggies according to preferences.  A great example of this is my Chunky Chicken Veggie Soup or my Chicken Sausage & Tortellini Soup.  You can really swap any veggies you want into these soups.

Finally, you can blend up veggies that may not be favorites into a creamy form to completely transform them.  My girls and husband all hate peas.  I love them though!  So, I blended peas up with some mint and jalapeno for my Zesty Pea Soup.

What’s your favorite soup?  Tell me in the comments!

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EQUIPMENT NEEDED

For this recipe, you need a large (5-6 quart) pot with lid that can go from the stove to the oven. My prized possession dutch oven was perfect for this! Or any good quality enameled cast iron 5-6 quart dutch oven with lid is great.

You also need a blender for blending the carrots into a creamy texture.

And finally, mincing garlic is made super easy with a Garlic Press.

PREP-AHEAD STEPS FOR YOUR CARROT GINGER SOUP RECIPE

We are all extremely busy and making dinner during the week can be overwhelming. Here are steps you can prepare ahead to save time on busy nights! (See the full recipe below)

The great thing about this recipe is that the entire soup can be made ahead and tastes just as good reheated!  But, there are a few steps that you can do even before the soup.  You can dice the carrots, onion, and ham.  Then mince the garlic and ginger.  To save even more time, you can find pre-minced garlic and ginger at the store!  I love Christopher Ranch Minced Garlic and Minced Ginger for quick dinners!

Can I used frozen carrots?

I prefer fresh carrots in this recipe as they really are the sweetest and blend up so beautifully smooth.  However, you can certainly use frozen carrots.  Regardless if they are carrot chips, dices, or other small pieces, simply add them the same way that the instructions indicate for fresh.  You will not likely need the same cooking time, as the frozen carrots will soften faster than fresh raw.  After the soup comes up to a boil, you can test the carrots at around 5-7 minutes to see if they are soft.

What kind of Ham do I buy?

For the ham, you have a few options.  First, you want to look for smoked ham for this recipe.  The smoky flavor works so well in this soup.  You can go to the deli counter and ask for 1/2 inch thick cut slices or you can buy a small cooked ham roast and slice it yourself.  Finally, you can look for a large ham steak in the meat section.  

COOK YOUR CARROT GINGER SOUP

The first step is to sear the diced ham and then transfer it to a plate.

Diced ham cooking in pot for Golden Carrot Ginger Soup Recipe.
To the same pot, add another teaspoon of olive oil, then add the carrots, onions, garlic, ginger, turmeric, thyme, and a pinch of salt and pepper. Sauté for 5 minutes stirring every so often, until slightly soft and onions are slightly translucent.

Diced carrots, onions, garlic, and ginger cooking in pot for Golden Carrot Ginger Soup Recipe.
Add the broth to the veggies in the pot, stir and bring to a boil. Reduce to a simmer and cover for 10 minutes to steam until soft. Remove from heat and let start to cool.

Broth being poured into carrots and onions cooking in pot for Golden Carrot Ginger Soup Recipe.
When the carrot soup is cooled a bit, scoop out all of the carrots and onions with a slotted spoon or small strainer and add to a blender. Using a measuring cup, scoop out about 1-1 1/2 cups of the cooking liquid and add it to the blender with the carrots. (NOTE: leave some carrots and onions in the pot if you want texture and do not want to fully blend the entire soup.) Blend until you get a smooth creamy consistency, adding more of the cooking broth as needed until you get a thick smooth and creamy consistency. Pour the smooth carrot soup from the blender back into the pot and whisk into the remaining cooking liquid, so that it thins out.

Spoon transfering carrots from pot to blender for Golden Carrot Ginger Soup Recipe.

Carrot soup blended in blender for Golden Carrot Ginger Soup Recipe.

Add the cooked ham (leave 3 tablespoons for garnish) to the soup and bring the soup to a low simmer.
Plate the soup in a large bowl and garnish with Parsley, sour cream, and the remaining ham.

Adding diced ham to creamy carrots for Golden Carrot Ginger Soup Recipe.

Can this soup be frozen?

Yes, you can portion out this soup and freeze it in freezer containers or freezer bags.  Thaw it in the fridge the night before you want to cook it.  It doesn’t’ have to be completely thawed, but enough to maneuver it out of the container and into a pot to warm on medium heat on the stove.

ENJOY!  😍 Carrie

Golden Carrot Ginger Soup Recipe in a bowl with spoon and bread dipped in side and parsley, chopped cashews, and ham garnish on top. Ginger root and carrot pieces on table

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Carrot Ginger Soup Recipe with Smoked Ham

Golden Carrot Ginger Soup Recipe with Smoked Ham is a slightly sweet, mostly savory soup that's filled with warm spices that will wake up all of your tastebuds! Carrot that is blended into the most luxuriously creamy consistency.  Turmeric adds a gorgeous golden color, ginger brings warm spice, garlic gives more deep flavor, and ground thyme gives an earthy finish.  Finally, smoked ham brings smokey flavor and a meaty bite.  It's an easy make-ahead-and-reheat lunch, dinner, or appetizer.  

Course Main Course, Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword Carrots, chicken soup, ginger, ham
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Author Carrie Tyler

Ingredients

  • 2 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil divided into 2
  • 1 cup Smoked Ham finely diced
  • ½ cup Yellow onion finely diced
  • 2 cloves Garlic minced
  • 1 teaspoon Ginger minced
  • 1 teaspoon Turmeric
  • 3 cups Carrots diced
  • 1/2 teaspoon Ground Thyme
  • 4 cups Chicken or Vegetable broth 32 ounces
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Optional Garnish Ideas

  • 1/2 cup Sour cream
  • 2 Tablespoons Parsley, chopped
  • 2 Tablespoons Cashews, Chopped

Instructions

Prep-Ahead Steps

  1. Dice carrots and onion. Mince garlic, mince ginger.
  2. Dice Ham.

Cooking Steps

  1. Preheat a large pot on high heat. Add 1 teaspoon of olive oil and the diced ham. Spread it out into a single layer and let it cook for 3-4 minutes until browned. Stir and then transfer to a plate.
  2. To the same pot, add another teaspoon of olive oil, then add the carrots, onions, garlic, ginger, turmeric, thyme, and a pinch of salt and pepper. Sauté for 5 minutes stirring every so often, until slightly soft and onions are slightly translucent.
  3. Add the broth to the veggies in the pot, stir and bring to a boil. Reduce to a simmer and cover for 10 minutes to steam until soft. Remove from heat and let start to cool.
  4. When the carrot soup is cooled a bit, scoop out all of the carrots and onions with a slotted spoon or small strainer and add to a blender. Using a measuring cup, scoop out about 1-1 1/2 cups of the cooking liquid and add it to the blender with the carrots. (NOTE: leave some carrots and onions in the pot if you want texture and do not want to fully blend the entire soup.) Blend until you get a smooth creamy consistency, adding more of the cooking broth as needed until you get a thick smooth and creamy consistency. Pour the smooth carrot soup from the blender back into the pot and whisk into the remaining cooking liquid, so that it thins out.

  5. Add the cooked ham (leave 3 tablespoons for garnish) to the soup and bring the soup to a low simmer.
  6. Plate the soup in a large bowl and garnish with Parsley, sour cream, chopped cashews, and the remaining ham.

Asian Lettuce Wraps with Leftover Turkey (or Chicken)

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Asian Lettuce Wraps on a plate with sauce. They are a fantastic way to use leftover Turkey or Chicken transforming it with new delicious flavors and textures. The turkey is stir fried with carrots, red pepper, and brussel sprouts in a flavorful ginger, garlic, & sesame sauce. It's layered in lettuce wraps with rice and a cool, crunchy purple cabbage sesame slaw. Serve with a Garlic Honey Soy Sauce....YUM!!!

Asian Lettuce Wraps on a plate with sauce. They are a fantastic way to use leftover Turkey or Chicken transforming it with new delicious flavors and textures. The turkey is stir fried with carrots, red pepper, and brussel sprouts in a flavorful ginger, garlic, & sesame sauce. It's layered in lettuce wraps with rice and a cool, crunchy purple cabbage sesame slaw. Serve with a Garlic Honey Soy Sauce....YUM!!!

Asian Lettuce Wraps are by far my favorite way to use leftover Turkey or Chicken as it completely transforms it into something new with vibrant and delicious flavors and textures.  The turkey meat is shredded and then stir fried with carrots, red pepper, and brussel sprouts.  With them is a flavorful ginger, garlic, sesame, honey, and soy sauce.  Layer this into lettuce wraps with white rice and a slightly sweet, cool, and crunchy purple cabbage sesame slaw.  Then, dip it into the addictive Garlic Honey Soy Sauce….YUM!!!

Asian Lettuce Wrap being dipped into sauce. They are a fantastic way to use leftover Turkey or Chicken transforming it with new delicious flavors and textures. The turkey is stir fried with carrots, red pepper, and brussel sprouts in a flavorful ginger, garlic, & sesame sauce. It's layered in lettuce wraps with rice and a cool, crunchy purple cabbage sesame slaw. Serve with a Garlic Honey Soy Sauce....YUM!!!

Asian Lettuce Wraps are fun, they are interactive, everyone can make their own and they completely transform the turkey.

Asian Lettuce Wraps on a plate with sauce. They are a fantastic way to use leftover Turkey or Chicken transforming it with new delicious flavors and textures. The turkey is stir fried with carrots, red pepper, and brussel sprouts in a flavorful ginger, garlic, & sesame sauce. It's layered in lettuce wraps with rice and a cool, crunchy purple cabbage sesame slaw. Serve with a Garlic Honey Soy Sauce....YUM!!!

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PREP-AHEAD TO MAKE YOUR TURKEY ASIAN LETTUCE WRAPS COOKING KIT

Start by prepping the veggies and the turkey (or chicken).  Slice the red pepper and the carrots thin. Slice thin or shred the brussel sprouts. Then mince the garlic and the ginger.  Store the carrots and the garlic separate.  You can store the red pepper, brussel sprouts, and ginger together.

Shred the cooked turkey or chicken. Note, use whatever leftovers you have! If you don’t have leftovers, you can buy a rotisserie chicken or simply roast turkey or chicken breast in the oven for 20 minutes in 400 F degrees.

Next, clean and gently pull off the outer leaves of the lettuce. You will want 3-4 leaves per person. If the leaves are really large, you can cut them in half. Place in a large bowl lined with damp paper towels. Cover with another damp paper towel and then seal with plastic wrap or a lid.

Make the Garlic Soy Marinade and dipping sauce: In a small bowl, whisk 3/4 cup soy sauce, 1/4 cup water, 3 Tbls honey, 2 cloves minced garlic, 1 tsp ground pepper.

Pour honey into soy sauce in bowl for Asian Lettuce Wraps. They are a fantastic way to use leftover Turkey or Chicken transforming it with new delicious flavors and textures. The turkey is stir fried with carrots, red pepper, and brussel sprouts in a flavorful ginger, garlic, & sesame sauce. It's layered in lettuce wraps with rice and a cool, crunchy purple cabbage sesame slaw. Serve with a Garlic Honey Soy Sauce....YUM!!!

Mixed Soy Sauce for Asian Lettuce Wraps. They are a fantastic way to use leftover Turkey or Chicken transforming it with new delicious flavors and textures. The turkey is stir fried with carrots, red pepper, and brussel sprouts in a flavorful ginger, garlic, & sesame sauce. It's layered in lettuce wraps with rice and a cool, crunchy purple cabbage sesame slaw. Serve with a Garlic Honey Soy Sauce....YUM!!!

In a large mixing bowl, add the Mayonnaise, Vinegar, Sesame Oil, Honey, and Sesame Seeds. Mix to combine. Shred the cabbage and add to the bowl. Mix to combine with the dressing and store covered in the fridge.

Pour honey into dressing for Asian Lettuce Wraps. They are a fantastic way to use leftover Turkey or Chicken transforming it with new delicious flavors and textures. The turkey is stir fried with carrots, red pepper, and brussel sprouts in a flavorful ginger, garlic, & sesame sauce. It's layered in lettuce wraps with rice and a cool, crunchy purple cabbage sesame slaw. Serve with a Garlic Honey Soy Sauce....YUM!!!

Sesame dressing ingredients in bowl for Asian Lettuce Wraps. They are a fantastic way to use leftover Turkey or Chicken transforming it with new delicious flavors and textures. The turkey is stir fried with carrots, red pepper, and brussel sprouts in a flavorful ginger, garlic, & sesame sauce. It's layered in lettuce wraps with rice and a cool, crunchy purple cabbage sesame slaw. Serve with a Garlic Honey Soy Sauce....YUM!!!

Sesame dressing mixed in bowl for Asian Lettuce Wraps. They are a fantastic way to use leftover Turkey or Chicken transforming it with new delicious flavors and textures. The turkey is stir fried with carrots, red pepper, and brussel sprouts in a flavorful ginger, garlic, & sesame sauce. It's layered in lettuce wraps with rice and a cool, crunchy purple cabbage sesame slaw. Serve with a Garlic Honey Soy Sauce....YUM!!!

Cabbage shredded in bowl for Asian Lettuce Wraps. They are a fantastic way to use leftover Turkey or Chicken transforming it with new delicious flavors and textures. The turkey is stir fried with carrots, red pepper, and brussel sprouts in a flavorful ginger, garlic, & sesame sauce. It's layered in lettuce wraps with rice and a cool, crunchy purple cabbage sesame slaw. Serve with a Garlic Honey Soy Sauce....YUM!!!

Sesame Asian Slaw in bowl for Asian Lettuce Wraps. They are a fantastic way to use leftover Turkey or Chicken transforming it with new delicious flavors and textures. The turkey is stir fried with carrots, red pepper, and brussel sprouts in a flavorful ginger, garlic, & sesame sauce. It's layered in lettuce wraps with rice and a cool, crunchy purple cabbage sesame slaw. Serve with a Garlic Honey Soy Sauce....YUM!!!

COOK & ASSEMBLE YOUR TURKEY ASIAN LETTUCE WRAPS

Because I love to make this as a meal, I like to add Rice to the lettuce wraps so they are hearty and filling.  And my daughters want rice or pasta in pretty much every meal ;).  You can use rice noodles or just leave the starch out all together!  If you include rice, you will want to just make the rice according to package instructions.

Preheat a large skillet on high heat and add extra virgin olive oil to coat surface. Add the sliced carrots and cook for a few minutes, just so they start to sweat and get soft.

Carrot slices in pan for Asian Lettuce Wraps. They are a fantastic way to use leftover Turkey or Chicken transforming it with new delicious flavors and textures. The turkey is stir fried with carrots, red pepper, and brussel sprouts in a flavorful ginger, garlic, & sesame sauce. It's layered in lettuce wraps with rice and a cool, crunchy purple cabbage sesame slaw. Serve with a Garlic Honey Soy Sauce....YUM!!!

Then add the Brussel Sprouts, Red Pepper, and Minced Ginger. Stir in 1/2 cup of the Garlic Honey Soy Sauce and let cook for 5 minutes stirring every minute or so.

Carrot and Brussel Sprout slices in pan for Asian Lettuce Wraps. They are a fantastic way to use leftover Turkey or Chicken transforming it with new delicious flavors and textures. The turkey is stir fried with carrots, red pepper, and brussel sprouts in a flavorful ginger, garlic, & sesame sauce. It's layered in lettuce wraps with rice and a cool, crunchy purple cabbage sesame slaw. Serve with a Garlic Honey Soy Sauce....YUM!!!

Carrot, Red Pepper, & Brussel Sprout slices in pan for Asian Lettuce Wraps. They are a fantastic way to use leftover Turkey or Chicken transforming it with new delicious flavors and textures. The turkey is stir fried with carrots, red pepper, and brussel sprouts in a flavorful ginger, garlic, & sesame sauce. It's layered in lettuce wraps with rice and a cool, crunchy purple cabbage sesame slaw. Serve with a Garlic Honey Soy Sauce....YUM!!!

Stir Fry Vegetables and Ginger in pan for Asian Lettuce Wraps. They are a fantastic way to use leftover Turkey or Chicken transforming it with new delicious flavors and textures. The turkey is stir fried with carrots, red pepper, and brussel sprouts in a flavorful ginger, garlic, & sesame sauce. It's layered in lettuce wraps with rice and a cool, crunchy purple cabbage sesame slaw. Serve with a Garlic Honey Soy Sauce....YUM!!!

Adding Soy Sauce to stir fry veggies in pan for Asian Lettuce Wraps. They are a fantastic way to use leftover Turkey or Chicken transforming it with new delicious flavors and textures. The turkey is stir fried with carrots, red pepper, and brussel sprouts in a flavorful ginger, garlic, & sesame sauce. It's layered in lettuce wraps with rice and a cool, crunchy purple cabbage sesame slaw. Serve with a Garlic Honey Soy Sauce....YUM!!!

Next add the shredded turkey to the pan along with another 1/2 cup of the sauce. Stir to mix and cook for another 5 minutes until the sauce reduces.

Shredded Turkey and stir fry veggies in pan for Asian Lettuce Wraps. They are a fantastic way to use leftover Turkey or Chicken transforming it with new delicious flavors and textures. The turkey is stir fried with carrots, red pepper, and brussel sprouts in a flavorful ginger, garlic, & sesame sauce. It's layered in lettuce wraps with rice and a cool, crunchy purple cabbage sesame slaw. Serve with a Garlic Honey Soy Sauce....YUM!!!

Shredded Turkey and stir fry veggies in pan for Asian Lettuce Wraps. They are a fantastic way to use leftover Turkey or Chicken transforming it with new delicious flavors and textures. The turkey is stir fried with carrots, red pepper, and brussel sprouts in a flavorful ginger, garlic, & sesame sauce. It's layered in lettuce wraps with rice and a cool, crunchy purple cabbage sesame slaw. Serve with a Garlic Honey Soy Sauce....YUM!!!

Put the remaining garlic soy sauce into individual dipping bowls and start to assemble the lettuce wraps. Layer in the rice, then the turkey and vegetable stir fry. Last top with the cool cabbage slaw.

Rice in Lettuce leaves for Asian Lettuce Wraps. They are a fantastic way to use leftover Turkey or Chicken transforming it with new delicious flavors and textures. The turkey is stir fried with carrots, red pepper, and brussel sprouts in a flavorful ginger, garlic, & sesame sauce. It's layered in lettuce wraps with rice and a cool, crunchy purple cabbage sesame slaw. Serve with a Garlic Honey Soy Sauce....YUM!!!

Turkey stir fry and Rice in Lettuce leaves for Asian Lettuce Wraps. They are a fantastic way to use leftover Turkey or Chicken transforming it with new delicious flavors and textures. The turkey is stir fried with carrots, red pepper, and brussel sprouts in a flavorful ginger, garlic, & sesame sauce. It's layered in lettuce wraps with rice and a cool, crunchy purple cabbage sesame slaw. Serve with a Garlic Honey Soy Sauce....YUM!!!

Adding cabbage to Lettuce leaves for Asian Lettuce Wraps. They are a fantastic way to use leftover Turkey or Chicken transforming it with new delicious flavors and textures. The turkey is stir fried with carrots, red pepper, and brussel sprouts in a flavorful ginger, garlic, & sesame sauce. It's layered in lettuce wraps with rice and a cool, crunchy purple cabbage sesame slaw. Serve with a Garlic Honey Soy Sauce....YUM!!!

ENJOY!

😍 Carrie

Asian Lettuce Wraps on a plate with sauce. They are a fantastic way to use leftover Turkey or Chicken transforming it with new delicious flavors and textures. The turkey is stir fried with carrots, red pepper, and brussel sprouts in a flavorful ginger, garlic, & sesame sauce. It's layered in lettuce wraps with rice and a cool, crunchy purple cabbage sesame slaw. Serve with a Garlic Honey Soy Sauce....YUM!!!

Leftover Turkey Asian Lettuce Wraps

Asian Lettuce Wraps are a fantastic way to use leftover Turkey or Chicken transforming it with new delicious flavors and textures.  The turkey is stir fried with carrots, red pepper, and brussel sprouts in a flavorful ginger, garlic, & sesame sauce.  It's layered in lettuce wraps with rice and a cool, crunchy purple cabbage sesame slaw.  Serve with a Garlic Honey Soy Sauce....YUM!!! 

Course Main Course
Cuisine Asian
Keyword chicken, chicken dinner, gluten free, lettuce wraps, turkey
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 430 kcal
Author Carrie Tyler

Ingredients

  • 2 Cups Turkey or Chicken, shredded white meat is preferrable
  • 2 Cups Brussel Sprouts, shredded
  • 1 Cup Carrots sliced into thin strips
  • 1 Red Pepper, sliced
  • 2 Tbls Ginger, minced
  • 1 tsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil or Coconut Oil
  • 1 Cup Basmati Rice uncooked
  • 1 Iceberg Lettuce head
  • 2 tsp Sesame Seeds Black or White are fine

Garlic Honey Soy Sauce

  • 3/4 Cup Soy Sauce
  • 1/4 Cup Water
  • 3 Tbls Honey
  • 1 tsp Sesame Oil
  • 2 Cloves Garlic minced

Red Cabbage Slaw

  • 3 cups Purple Cabbage, shredded
  • 1 tsp Sesame Oil
  • 1 tsp white wine vinegar
  • 1/4 cup Mayonnaise
  • 1 tbls Honey
  • 1 tbls Sesame Seeds Black or White are fine
  • 1 tsp Soy Sauce

Instructions

Prep Ahead

  1. Make the Garlic Soy Marinade and dipping sauce: In a small bowl, whisk 3/4 cup soy sauce, 1/4 cup water, 3 Tbls honey, 2 cloves minced garlic, 1 tsp ground pepper.  

    Mixed Soy Sauce for Asian Lettuce Wraps. They are a fantastic way to use leftover Turkey or Chicken transforming it with new delicious flavors and textures. The turkey is stir fried with carrots, red pepper, and brussel sprouts in a flavorful ginger, garlic, & sesame sauce. It's layered in lettuce wraps with rice and a cool, crunchy purple cabbage sesame slaw. Serve with a Garlic Honey Soy Sauce....YUM!!!
  2. Slice the red pepper and the carrots thin. Slice thin or shred the brussel sprouts.  Then mince the garlic and the ginger.  Store the carrots and the garlic separate.  You can store the red pepper, brussel sprouts, and ginger together.

  3. In a large mixing bowl, add the Mayonnaise, Vinegar, Sesame Oil, Honey, and Sesame Seeds.  Mix to combine. Shred the cabbage and add to the bowl.  Mix to combine with the dressing and store covered in the fridge. 

    Sesame dressing ingredients in bowl for Asian Lettuce Wraps. They are a fantastic way to use leftover Turkey or Chicken transforming it with new delicious flavors and textures. The turkey is stir fried with carrots, red pepper, and brussel sprouts in a flavorful ginger, garlic, & sesame sauce. It's layered in lettuce wraps with rice and a cool, crunchy purple cabbage sesame slaw. Serve with a Garlic Honey Soy Sauce....YUM!!!
  4. Shred the cooked turkey or chicken.  Note, use whatever leftovers you have!  If you don't have leftovers, you can buy a rotisserie chicken or simply roast turkey or chicken breast in the oven for 20 minutes in 400 F degrees.

  5. Clean and gently pull off the outer leaves of the lettuce.  You will want 3-4 leaves per person.  If the leaves are really large, you can cut them in half.  Place in a large bowl lined with damp paper towels.  Cover with another damp paper towel and then seal with plastic wrap or a lid.

Cook and Assemble!

  1. Make the rice according to package instructions.
  2. Preheat a large skillet on high heat and add extra virgin olive oil to coat surface. Add the sliced carrots and cook for a few minutes, just so they start to sweat and get soft.   

    Carrot slices in pan for Asian Lettuce Wraps. They are a fantastic way to use leftover Turkey or Chicken transforming it with new delicious flavors and textures. The turkey is stir fried with carrots, red pepper, and brussel sprouts in a flavorful ginger, garlic, & sesame sauce. It's layered in lettuce wraps with rice and a cool, crunchy purple cabbage sesame slaw. Serve with a Garlic Honey Soy Sauce....YUM!!!
  3. Then add the Brussel Sprouts, Red Pepper, and Minced Ginger. Stir in 1/2 cup of the Garlic Honey Soy Sauce and let cook for 5 minutes stirring every minute or so. 
    Adding Soy Sauce to stir fry veggies in pan for Asian Lettuce Wraps. They are a fantastic way to use leftover Turkey or Chicken transforming it with new delicious flavors and textures. The turkey is stir fried with carrots, red pepper, and brussel sprouts in a flavorful ginger, garlic, & sesame sauce. It's layered in lettuce wraps with rice and a cool, crunchy purple cabbage sesame slaw. Serve with a Garlic Honey Soy Sauce....YUM!!!
  4. Next add the shredded turkey to the pan along with half of the sauce.  Stir to mix and cook for another 5 minutes until the sauce reduces.

    Shredded Turkey and stir fry veggies in pan for Asian Lettuce Wraps. They are a fantastic way to use leftover Turkey or Chicken transforming it with new delicious flavors and textures. The turkey is stir fried with carrots, red pepper, and brussel sprouts in a flavorful ginger, garlic, & sesame sauce. It's layered in lettuce wraps with rice and a cool, crunchy purple cabbage sesame slaw. Serve with a Garlic Honey Soy Sauce....YUM!!!
  5. Put the remaining garlic soy sauce into individual dipping bowls and start to assemble the lettuce wraps.  Layer in the rice, then the turkey and vegetable stir fry.  Last top with the cool cabbage slaw.  Enjoy!

    Adding cabbage to Lettuce leaves for Asian Lettuce Wraps. They are a fantastic way to use leftover Turkey or Chicken transforming it with new delicious flavors and textures. The turkey is stir fried with carrots, red pepper, and brussel sprouts in a flavorful ginger, garlic, & sesame sauce. It's layered in lettuce wraps with rice and a cool, crunchy purple cabbage sesame slaw. Serve with a Garlic Honey Soy Sauce....YUM!!!