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Thai Turkey Mushroom Larb Salad

Thai Turkey Mushroom Larb Salad

A quick and easy Thai appetizer that doubles as a light, and flavorful main course.
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Course: Appetizer, dinner, Salad
Cuisine: Thai
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 216kcal


  • 1/3 cup fresh lime juice (from about 2 limes)
  • 1 teaspoon lime zest
  • 1-2 tablespoons fish sauce to taste
  • 1 tablespoon Tamari (or soy sauce)
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1/2 teaspoon Sriracha sauce
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 pound ground turkey breast organic if available
  • 4 ounces white or baby bella mushrooms stems removed, minced
  • 2 medium shallots minced
  • 1 small Thai chile, or 1 serrano chile pepper, seeded and minced or more to taste
  • 2 large cloves garlic minced
  • 1 teaspoon minced ginger
  • 1 teaspoon coriander powder
  • 2 tablespoons each chopped cilantro, Thai (or regular) basil, mint
  • 2-3 scallions chopped
  • 1/2 cup diced cucumber
  • 8 lettuce or cabbage leaves


  • Mix together the lime juice, zest, fish sauce, tamari, honey, and Sriracha in a small bowl or measuring cup and set it aside.
  • Heat the olive oil in a sauté pan over medium heat, and add the ground turkey, mushrooms and shallots. Sauté for about 5 minutes or until the turkey is no longer pink. 
  • Add the Thai or Serrano pepper, garlic, ginger, and coriander powder and sauté for another minute or two, until any liquid has evaporated.
  • Add the reserved lime juice mixture to the pot, and continue to cook the turkey mixture until the liquid has evaporated.
  • Remove the turkey from the heat, and stir in the cilantro, basil, mint, and scallions. Taste and adjust any seasonings.
  • Add the cucumbers, and serve hot or warm by spooning about 2-3 tablespoons of the turkey into each lettuce leaf.


Calories: 216kcal | Carbohydrates: 13g | Protein: 29g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 62mg | Sodium: 684mg | Potassium: 616mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 10g | Vitamin A: 1595IU | Vitamin C: 11.6mg | Calcium: 26mg | Iron: 1.7mg
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