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Turkey Pin Wheels with Basil Pesto Dipping Sauce

Turkey Red Pepper Basil Wraps Recipe

Photography by: Sarah Steffens

Melissa Urban, co-creator of Whole30, suggests using butter lettuce leaves as a Whole30 complaint alternative to a traditional tortilla wrap. Melissa creates nutrient-dense turkey pinwheels by stuffing the lettuce leaves with colorful fruits and vegetables. She then serves them with a basil pesto dipping sauce for the final flavor explosion.



Basil Pesto Dipping Sauce:

  • 2 cups fresh basil
  • ½ cup olive oil
  • Juice from ½ lemon
  • 1 tsp. sea salt
  • ½ tsp. black pepper
  • 1 tsp. garlic powder
  • ¼ cup pine nuts


  1. Place all basil pesto dipping sauce ingredients in a food processor and pulse until creamy and well combined. Set aside.
  2. Wrap a few thin slices of red pepper and apple in a slice of turkey.
  3. Wrap 1-2 butter lettuce leaves around the turkey rolls and secure with a toothpick.
  4. Arrange on a platter and serve with the basil pesto dipping sauce.
  5. Enjoy!

*This recipe can be prepped 1-2 days in advance.
**You will likely have extra red pepper and apple slices. Serve them with the pinwheels, dipping in pesto.