Turkey Cabbage Asian Bowls
Keto bowls are super easy to make, this one is made with turkey, cabbage, and a few toppings that make for easy healthy Asian bowls.
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When I know that my family needs to eat but I’m not feeing like heating up the house with the oven, I know the easy solution is to make a bowl. This Asian bowl is totally keto-friendly and is made with simple ingredients.
The Secret Sauce + Seasoning
Repeat after me: toasted sesame oil.
If you’re making Asian cuisine, you need to keep a bottle of toasted sesame oil on hand at all times. It’s not expensive. You can get it at almost all grocery stores or you could get it online. If you’re having trouble finding it, look in the Asian section.
Sesame oil is meant as a garnish to accompany your other oil in cooking. It is very flavorful and adds a toasty element to your dish with only a drizzle.
If you like the flavor of tahini, you’ll love sesame oil! Tahini is simply ground sesame seeds, while sesame oil is pressed sesame seeds.
Umami is considered the 5th taste in flavoring food. When added to your food, it makes a huge difference in the flavor profile. For this recipe, we’re using Trader Joe’s Umami seasoning.
Ingredients You’ll Need for Turkey Cabbage Asian Bowls
To make these turkey cabbage Asian bowls, you’ll need:
For the bowl
- Umami Seasoning
- Soy Sauce
- Fresh Garlic
- Shredded Cabbage
- Bell pepper (thin strips)
- Carrots (julienned)
- Green Onion
- Oil for frying
For the sauce
- Fresh Ginger
- Toasted Sesame Oil
- Fresh Garlic
Tips for making Asian Bowls
This is a ridiculously easy keto recipe. You simply brown the turkey, add seasonings (umami, garlic, soy sauce) until fully cooked. Set that aside.
Heat your frying pan or wok on high. Add 1 TBSP oil (like coconut or avocado) and add the cabbage. Allow some of it to char to add some extra flavor. This will only take a few minutes. Note: If your pan can’t handle all of the cabbage at once, you could cook it in two batches.
Prepare the sauce.
Load your bowls with the ground turkey, cabbage, and top with raw carrots (julienned) and bell pepper strips (also raw). Top with green onions and the sauce.
Can dinner be any easier?
Meal Prep Option
If you’re looking to make this recipe ahead of time, this is a great recipe for that. You can add all of the contents of the Asian bowl to a meal prep container, but keep the sauce separate in either a different compartment but preferable in a small container. Add the sauce after reheating the bowl. This recipe would make about 4 meal prep bowls, depending on the amount you serve.
Other Easy Dinner Ideas!
If you like this recipe, check out some of our other easy dinner recipes here on the Yellow Glass Dish!
- Sausage and Green Beans Sheet Pan Dinner
- Sausage and Brussels Sprouts Sheet Pan Dinner
- Ginger Garlic Chicken Rice
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Turkey Cabbage Asian Bowls
- 1 lb Ground turkey
- 1 tsp Umami seasoning
- 1 tbsp Soy sauce If GF use tamari
- 2 cloves Garlic minced
- 6-8 cups Shredded cabbage
- ½ c Bell pepper strips thinly sliced
- ½ c Carrots julienned
- Green onion for garnish
- 1 tbsp Oil for frying like coconut or avocado
Ginger sesame sauce
- ¼ c Mayonnaise
- 1 tsp Grated ginger
- ½ tsp Sesame oil
- 1 clove Garlic pressed
- Salt to taste
- In a frying pan, brown the turkey. Add the umami seasoning, soy sauce, and garlic.
- Once the turkey is cooked through, remove from the pan.
- Heat 1 tbsp of oil in either your frying pan or wok on high.
- Stir fry the cabbage quickly. Allow some of the pieces to brown. This will add more flavor.
- Optional: Add salt to the cabbage.
- Build the bowls with the cabbage, turkey, and top with carrots, bell pepper, and green onions.
- Mix in the sauce.
Ginger Sesame Sauce
- Combine all of the ingredients for ginger sesame sauce. If it is too thick you can add some water 1 tsp at a time.