California Turkey and Bacon Lettuce Wraps with Basil-Mayo

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Hello, hello! How was your weekend? Did you do anything fun?

My Mom, Lincoln and I finally made it back to the Farmer’s Market on Saturday morning. We’d only gone once together this summer, way back in June, and were long overdue for a visit. It felt great to be amongst the crowds and hit up all our favorite stands again. (Please notice the adorable chevron dress the gal walking in front of us was wearing. Isn’t it cute!? Wish I would have asked where she got it…)

We also had a celebrity sighting – Governer Chris Christie was unexpectedly there doing a meet and greet and my Mom made a beeline for him as soon as we figured out who was drawing the crowd. One second she was next to me then the next she was hand in hand with the Gov. It was as if she’d seen a member of The Monkees (her fave) or something! That is to say, she’s a big fan. 😉

Er…the next day. Last night we headed to Summerset Winery, just down the road from the festival, for live music and vino, and took our dinners with us. California Turkey and Bacon Lettuce Wraps with Basil-Mayo, to be exact, which were the perfect light and summery meal to eat in this heat!

These lettuce wraps are my new favorite thing ever. They’re gluten-free, low carb, totally filling, fresh, and come together in about five minutes (though I speak from experience when I tell you they’ll take under one to demolish!)

California Turkey and Bacon Lettuce Wraps with Basil-Mayo
California Turkey and Bacon Lettuce Wraps with Basil-Mayo

Ingredients

MAKES 2 WRAPS

  • 1 head iceberg lettuce
  • 4 slices gluten-free deli turkey (I like Applegate Farms)
  • 4 slices gluten-free bacon, cooked (I like Applegate Farms)
  • 1 avocado, thinly sliced
  • 1 roma tomato, thinly sliced

For the Basil-Mayo:

  • 1/2 cup gluten-free mayonnaise (I like Hellmann’s Olive Oil Mayo)
  • 6 large basil leaves, torn
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1 garlic clove, chopped
  • salt
  • pepper

Directions
For the Basil-Mayo: Combine ingredients in a small food processor then process until smooth. Alternatively, mince basil and garlic then whisk all ingredients together. Can be done a couple days a head of time.

You can find complete recipes of this California Turkey and Bacon Lettuce Wraps with Basil-Mayo in iowagirleats.com

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