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Turkish Lettuce Wraps
© John Kernick

Turkish Lettuce Wraps

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

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  1. 8 ounces plain Greek yogurt
  2. 2 tablespoons tahini
  3. 2 garlic cloves, minced
  4. 1 tablespoon plus 2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice
  5. 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  6. Kosher salt
  7. 2 cups shredded carrots
  8. 1/4 cup chopped cilantro
  9. 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  10. 1 teaspoon sweet paprika
  11. 2 heads Bibb lettuce, leaves separated
  12. 1 pound very thinly sliced leftover Grilled Rib Eye
  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.


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