Green Papaya-Turkey Tumble

Notes: Serve as a first course or accompany with rice for a main dish. Garnish with green onions slivers.


Makes 6 first-course or 3 main-dish servings

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Nutritional Information

Calories 187
Caloriesfromfat 40 %
Protein 15 g
Fat 8.2 g
Satfat 1.8 g
Carbohydrate 13 g
Fiber 1.3 g
Sodium 102 mg
Cholesterol 55 mg


1 tablespoon salad oil
1 onion (6 oz.), peeled and chopped
1 pound ground turkey or ground lean pork
1 tablespoon curry powder
1 1/2 cups diced (1/4 in.) peeled, seeded green papaya
3/4 cup fat-skimmed chicken broth
3 tablespoons chutney, chopped
1 teaspoon cornstarch
12 iceberg or butter lettuce leaves (about 3 by 4 in.), rinsed and crisped


1. In a 10- to 12-inch frying pan over high heat, stir oil, onion, and turkey until meat is browned and crumbly, about 7 minutes.

2. Add curry powder; stir until fragrant, about 30 seconds. Add papaya, broth, and chutney. Cover and cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until papaya is tender when pierced, 5 to 7 minutes.

3. Mix cornstarch and 2 tablespoons water; stir into pan. Keep stirring until sauce boils, about 1 minute. Add salt to taste. Scrape into a bowl.

4. To eat, spoon turkey mixture into lettuce leaves and roll up.

Nutritional analysis per first-course serving.