August 3, 2020

Recipe: Cabbage Cups with Gingery Ground Turkey

Serve this fabulous finger food at parties or as a light lunch

cabbage bowl with ground turkey

Think ground turkey is strictly for chili and burgers? We’ve got delicious news for you! With lean turkey as the base, combining the soy sauce, ginger, scallions, jalapeno and cilantro serves up fantastic flavor as well as health-promoting phytonutrients. Served in crunchy, healthy cabbage cups and topped with peanuts, these are a treat to eat.


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1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
1 pound ground turkey (white meat only)
2 tablespoons “less sodium” soy sauce
1 tablespoon grated fresh ginger
2 scallions, thinly sliced
1 red jalapeño, halved lengthwise, seeded, and sliced into thin half-moons
8 cabbage leaves
½ cup fresh cilantro sprigs
¼ cup (1 ounce) peanuts, chopped


  1. In a medium skillet, heat the oil over medium-high heat. Add the turkey and cook, stirring often, until no longer pink, 8 to 10 minutes.
  2. Stir in the soy sauce and ginger to combine. Then stir in the scallions and jalapeño.
  3. Divide the turkey mixture among the cabbage leaves. Top with cilantro and peanuts.

Nutrition Information

Makes 4 Servings

Per Serving:


Calories 310
Total fat 17g
Saturated fat 4g
Protein 34g
Carbohydrate 5g
Dietary fiber 2g
Sugar 2g
Added sugar 0g
Cholesterol 145mg
Sodium 373 mg

Developed by Sara Quessenberry for Cleveland Clinic Wellness

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