Finish all that leftover turkey without smothering it in more gravy.

By By Rebekah Lowin
Updated: November 15, 2017

Looking for a creative way to use your leftovers turkey in a healthy way that doesn't taste like, well, leftover Thanksgiving turkey? Look no further. For this leftovers-inspired dish, we're spicing things up (literally) with a peanut sauce that involves all-natural peanut butter and Tamari (a delicious, gluten-free soy sauce) along with sriracha and red pepper flakes. It's a fun, healthy way to take a traditional Thanksgiving staple and completely reimagine it with bold, exciting flavors that require no extra condiments. (We're also big fans of throwing all your leftovers into one healthy grain bowl.)

Oh, and it's not just the tamari that's gluten-free-the entire dish is. It's served in a lettuce leaf, after all. The best part? This recipe is such an unexpected way to use leftovers, you could even serve it to dinner party guests as an appetizer a few days after the holiday. They'll be none the wiser.

Leftover Thanksgiving Turkey Lettuce Wraps


  • 2 tablespoons all-natural peanut butter
  • 1/2 tablespoon sriracha
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1 tablespoon tamari
  • 1 cup leftover turkey, shredded
  • 7 or 8 individual leaves butter lettuce
  • 1 cup carrots, cut into matchsticks
  • Handful bean sprouts
  • 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • Handful fresh cilantro leaves


1. In a small bowl, whisk together peanut butter, sriracha, honey, and tamari until well-combined. Add leftover turkey and toss to coat. Set aside.

2. Assemble the wraps by spooning a generous amount of the turkey mixture into each of the individual lettuce leaves, then add a few carrots, some bean sprouts, and red pepper flakes to each. Garnish with cilantro leaves, and enjoy!



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