Low Carb Mu Shu Lettuce Wraps



Wow…Wait until you taste this delectable recipe! It’s a low carb, calorie and fat variation of Mu Shu chicken or pork using lean ground turkey breast and lettuce leaves instead of white tortilla-like wrappers.  Leftovers taste great reheated for lunch the next day. Each lettuce wrap, only 73 calories, 1 gram of fat and 2 Weight Watchers SmartPoints. Here’s to yummy lunch, dinner or appetizer the whole family will enjoy!

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cooking Time: 15 minutes

Ingredients for Wraps:

Cooking spray

1 pound 99% fat-free ground turkey breast

½ cup plus 2 tablespoons hoisin sauce, see shopping tips

1 tablespoon ginger (from a jar) or fresh grated ginger root, see shopping tips

½ cup unsweetened apple juice

5 cups shredded cabbage

1½ cups shredded carrots

14 leaves Boston lettuce (about 1½ heads) washed, dried and leaves separated, see shopping tips

Ingredients for Toppings:

½ cup chopped scallions

⅓ cup Asian plum sauce (optional), see shopping tip


1. Coat a large nonstick pan with cooking spray. Brown ground turkey over medium-high heat, breaking up the pieces. When cooked and cool enough to handle, break up turkey pieces until minced.
Stir in hoisin sauce, ginger, apple juice, cabbage and carrots; cook 4 to 6 minutes, stirring constantly, until cabbage is crisp-tender.

2. To assemble each lettuce wrap: Spoon ⅓ cup of turkey filling onto 1 lettuce leaf. Add a little scallions on top of each. If desired, drizzle 1 teaspoon plum sauce over the top.

Makes 14 wraps

Food Facts

Mu Shu pork (also spelled moo shu pork or mu xu pork) is a dish of northern Chinese origin. It is believed to have first appeared on the menus of Chinese restaurants in the US in the late 1960s.  Since then, it’s been s a real staple of American Chinese cuisine.

The large, sweet leaves of Boston lettuce are buttery textured, soft and tender. This lettuce is a popular choice for use as wraps for appetizers and hors d’oeuvres and it’s frequently paired with fruits and creamy cheeses. Since it can be easily bruised it’s package it in protective plastic containers called “clamshells.”

Shopping Tips

Most supermarkets sell in the produce section, plastic containers of Boston lettuce leaves. You’ll use about 1½ heads washed and dried. You need a total of 14 leaves for this recipe.

Hoisin sauce can be found in the Asian section of the supermarket.

Plum sauce can be found in the Asian section of the supermarket. It’s totally optional to use and if you leave it out, these wraps still taste amazing!

Ginger (in a jar) is a terrific product and can be found in the produce section of the supermarket.

Weight Watchers SmartPoints
Weight Watchers POINTS PLUS 2
Weight Watchers (old points) 1

SKINNY FACTS: for 1 lettuce wrap (not including plum sauce)
73 calories,1g fat, 0g sat. fat, 20mg chol, 9g protein, 8g carbs, 1g fiber, 217mg sodium, 4g sugar

FAT FACTS: for 1 P. F. Chang’s Mu Shu Pork with pancake
310 calories, 17g fat, 13g protein, 27g carbs, 2g fiber, 1722mg sodium, 0g sugar

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10 Responses to “Low Carb Mu Shu Lettuce Wraps”

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  3. admin Says:

    Thanks for stopping by. Enjoy!

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  7. Nettie Moore Says:

    I love this recipe! We are having Asian night this weekend, it is a must! Nettie

  8. admin Says:

    Sounds great Nettie. Have fun!

  9. Dorothy Says:

    Do you just use a toothpick to close up the wrap?

  10. admin Says:

    Dorothy, you can close them up with a toothpick, if desired. I actually serve them open, as seen in the photo and when people eat them, they just fold them.

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