Green Papaya-Turkey Tumble

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

Yield: Makes 6 first-course or 3 main-dish servings
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Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 187
  • Calories from fat: 40%
  • Protein: 15g
  • Fat: 8.2g
  • Saturated fat: 1.8g
  • Carbohydrate: 13g
  • Fiber: 1.3g
  • Sodium: 102mg
  • Cholesterol: 55mg


  • 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
  • Salt
  • 12 iceberg or butter lettuce leaves (about 3 by 4 in.), rinsed and crisped


  1. 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. 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. 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. 4. To eat, spoon turkey mixture into lettuce leaves and roll up.
  5. Nutritional analysis per first-course serving.
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