Turkish Lettuce Wraps

The rich and luscious sesame sauce is key to these quick Middle Eastern-flavored lettuce cups.

Slideshow: Turkish Recipes

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  • Servings: 6
KEY: Summer, Middle Eastern, Turkish, Basic/Easy, Fast, Gluten-Free, No-Cook, Dinner, Lunch

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Ingredients

  • 8 ounces plain Greek yogurt
  • 2 tablespoons tahini
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 tablespoon plus 2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • Kosher salt
  • 2 cups shredded carrots
  • 1/4 cup chopped cilantro
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon sweet paprika
  • 2 heads Bibb lettuce, leaves separated
  • 1 pound very thinly sliced leftover Grilled Rib Eye

How to make this recipe

  1. In a small bowl, whisk the yogurt with the tahini, half of the garlic and 1 tablespoon of the lemon juice. Whisk in 2 tablespoons of the olive oil and season with salt.
  2. In another bowl, toss the carrots with the cilantro, cumin, paprika and the remaining garlic, 2 teaspoons of lemon juice and 2 tablespoons of olive oil. Season with salt.
  3. Arrange the lettuce leaves on a very large platter and spoon a small dollop of the sesame yogurt in the centers. Top with the beef and the carrot slaw and serve right away.
Contributed By Photo © John Kernick Published July 2013

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