Turkey Larb Recipe

Turkey larb

  • serves4
  • Easy

Try our recipe for healthy, high in protein turkey larb. This recipe is quick, easy and makes for a quick fix midweek meal. What’s more, it's low in calories and gluten free too


*This recipe is gluten-free according to industry standards



  • basmati rice 2 tbsp
  • vegetable oil 1 tbsp
  • turkey breast mince 500g
  • limes 2, juiced
  • fish sauce 2 tbsp
  • palm sugar or light brown sugar 1 tbsp
  • shallot 1, finely sliced
  • dried chilli flakes 1-2 tsp
  • coriander a small bunch, finely chopped, plus leaves to garnish
  • mint a small bunch, finely chopped, plus leaves to garnish

To serve

  • Little Gem lettuces 3-4, leaves separated
  • spring onions 2, finely sliced
  • cucumber 1/2, seeds removed and sliced into thin batons
  • red chilli 1, cut into thin strips


  • Step 1

    Heat a frying pan over a medium heat and toast the rice for 8-10 minutes or until browned. Tip into a mortar. Once cool, grind to a powder with the pestle.

  • Step 2

    Wipe out the frying pan and heat the vegetable oil over a high heat. Add the turkey mince, breaking it up with a spoon, and cook for 6-8 minutes until all of the water has evaporated.

  • Step 3

    In a bowl, mix together the lime juice, fish sauce, palm sugar, shallot and chilli flakes.

  • Step 4

    Tip in the turkey mince and stir well. Marinate for 10 minutes before adding the chopped coriander and mint.

  • Step 5

    Serve with the lettuce leaves, spring onions, cucumber, red chilli, toasted ground rice and extra herbs to garnish.

Nutritional Information

  • Kcals 217
  • Fat 4g
  • Saturates 0.6g
  • Carbs 12.1g
  • Sugars 5.3g
  • Fibre 0.7g
  • Protein 32.7g
  • Salt 1.7g