Take that lettuce leaves from your salad bowl. They don’t have any place there anymore. Fill them with your favorite food. Wrap them… admire them… tuck them in your mouth… One delicious bite!!
Lettuce wraps are all the rage right now. They’re the new food trend, extremely popular all over the internet. They are your “newest health food”. Why not? When you replace bread, rice or any other carb with them, your meal becomes lighter and healthier instantly.
Low carb or keto is everybody’s favorite diet right now. Boston lettuce has a carb count of 2.9g of carbohydrates per 100g of lettuce. Hamburger buns have an average carb count of 29g. Though carbs are not the enemy, by using lettuce wraps as a substitute to hamburger buns or wraps you are lightening up your meal considerably.
Saying that, we feel that these lettuce wraps shouldn’t be branded as keto. Once you see how delicious these lettuce wraps can be, you might swap your tacos and wraps on some days when you crave something lighter. Thinking that, we present you this amazing collection of Lettuce Wrap Recipes, where you will be amazed at the different ways you can wrap that lettuce.
The best lettuce for these wraps is something sturdy. Boston and butter lettuces are more preferred, but you can use regular romaine lettuce if that’s what’s in your refrigerator. This list has wraps ranging from regular favorites like Asian ground chicken lettuce wraps to very unique ones from Vietnam and Korea. You’ll find local favorite flavors like Buffalo style lettuce wraps, meatball lettuce wraps and even burger lettuce wraps. So many unique and innovative wraps.
Go through them all and have fun with these hand held fun meals. Make a huge platter of these lettuce wraps and treat your friends and family to this newest trend in food…
1. P.F Chang Chicken Lettuce Wraps with Peanut Sauce
Inspired by P.F. Chang, these quick and tasty chicken lettuce wraps are a sure crowd pleaser! A great appetizer for guests or pot lucks, treat them to this famous restaurant copycat. No one will stop at just one…
2. Barbacoa Beef Lettuce Wraps
Barbacoa Beef Lettuce Wraps! If you’re craving some Chipotle any night, you don’t have to go to a take out place. It’s extremely easy to create the same bold flavors in your very own home with this easy barbacoa lettuce wrap recipe.
Mix some ingredients, throw them in the crockpot along with meat and wait a few hours. You end up with tender, flavorful meat. Shred it and load those greens.
3. Shrimp Remoulade Lettuce Cups
Shrimp Remoulade is a New Orleans classic. How about serving them beautifully like in Lettuce cups? Great appetizer for your next get together or a keto friendly meal option for any regular night. Southern food like this always warms the heart and soothes the soul.
4. Keto Friendly Lettuce Wraps
These super tasty lettuce wraps are a great keto friendly, yet light, meal. Plus, they’re super quick and easy. Perfect weeknight option!
5. Sticky Sriracha Meatball Lettuce Wraps
These Sriracha Meatball Lettuce Wraps are a quick and easy 30 minute dinner. The meatballs are coated with a concoction made up with a few different sauces. Try making them the next time you have a little get together. Everyone will love this delicious and fun meal.
6. Pork Lettuce Wraps
Don’t you want to tuck that in your mouth? Super flavorful pork and vegetable wrapped in a crisp lettuce cup and drizzled with delicious Asian glaze… so good! This is one delicious recipe for your ground pork.
7. Buffalo Shrimp Lettuce Wraps
These easy, low-carb Buffalo Shrimp Lettuce Wraps are spicy and, perfect with a drizzle of blue cheese or ranch dressing. And they whip up in only 15 minutes! This is a MUST for all Buffalo sauce lovers.
8. Egg Salad Lettuce Wraps
Looking for healthy, sumptuous breakfast without those extra carbs? Try swapping the bread with greens. These Light Egg Salad Lettuce Wraps are the perfect quick breakfast, lunch or snack. The egg salad is full of chopped red pepper, capers, green onion and carrots. Yummm.
9. Turkey Taco Lettuce Wraps
For a super healthy dinner that’s also tasty and fun to eat, try these Turkey Taco Lettuce Wraps. They’re a super fast weeknight dinner that’s both low fat and low carb. All in under 20 minutes!
10. Basil Chicken Lettuce Wraps
Are you a fan of that famous Thai street food called Pad Krapow Gai, meaning Thai Basil Chicken? If yes, these lettuce wraps are for you. Tender ground chicken and an amazing sauce with fresh basil and fiery peppers. Sweet fresh pineapple balances the heat for a perfect combo.
You’ll love this new twist on your regular lettuce wraps.
11. Beef Lettuce Wraps
These awesome beef lettuce wraps feature seared steak layered, fresh vegetables and pickled cucumbers. They’re topped with an Asian sauce, chopped almonds and fresh herbs. This is a quick and easy lettuce wrap recipes the whole family will love!
12. Teriyaki Chicken Lettuce Wraps
Super tasty teriyaki chicken, fresh veggies and crunchy cashews and water chestnuts go so great together! Wrapping food in lettuce wraps is going to be your new thing in no time.
13. Chicken Salad Lettuce Wraps
Low calories and healthy, yet delicious? Yes, this is chicken salad uses Greek yogurt instead of mayo, and replaces bread with lettuce. Less calories, yet the same amazing taste. Life is good when you enjoy some great classic flavors without adding an inch to your waist… 🙂
14. Spicy Coconut Shrimp Lettuce Wraps with Mango Salsa
Feel like cooking something with shrimp? Try these spicy grilled coconut shrimp lettuce wraps, topped with sweet mango basil. You’ll love these sweet and spicy flavors in every bite. Great busy weeknight meal!
15. Jamaican Jerk Chicken Lettuce Wraps
For all spice lovers, there is nothing better for you than some Jerk chicken… Now imagine it in a crunchy lettuce wrap topped with some Cole slaw, some peanuts and cilantro. Everything gets dash a of mayo sauce spiked with some more jerk seasoning… Yum Caribbean flavors in these lettuce wraps.
16. Chicken Satay Lettuce Wraps
These Chicken Satay Lettuce Wraps have perfectly marinated chicken breast, veggies and vermicelli noodles. They go so good with the slightly spicy coconut peanut dipping sauce! Next time you crave for Southeastern Asian flavors, try them in this trendy new way, the lettuce wrap way…
17. Bang Bang Shrimp Lettuce Wraps
This is a new style to serve your restaurant favorite, bang bang shrimp. This can be your appetizer, snack or even main meal. Pan fried shrimp coated in delicious bang bang sauce. This is simply irresistible.
18. Instant Pot Orange Chicken Lettuce Wraps
These healthy chicken lettuce wraps deliver tons of flavor with minimal ingredients. Your beloved Panda Express orange chicken now has a new way to serving it, a tad bit crunchier way. Delicious…
19. Baja Fish Taco Lettuce Wraps
These Baja Fish Tacos are green. Flaky, Baja seasoned white fished baked then topped with fresh pico de gallo, avocado and Mexican lime crema. Doesn’t it all sound wonderful? Super healthy recipe.
20. Banh-Mi Lettuce Wraps
These Banh Mi Lettuce Wraps are perfect for weekday dinners and can be meal prepped ahead! Perfectly marinated chicken, either grilled or pan cooked, wrapped in lettuce wraps and topped with pickled carrots and loads of other vegies. All of this gets drizzled with sriracha mayo. There are some serious flavor combos going on here.
21. Chicken Club Lettuce Wrap Sandwich
Here’s a new, low carb way to have your favorite wrap. Chicken Club Lettuce Wrap Sandwich is a great lunch option with only 4 grams of carbs, and it takes just minutes to make.
22. Korean Grilled Beef Lettuce Wraps
These Korean Beef Lettuce Wraps are so quick to make and absolutely full of flavor. Thinly sliced beef is coated in a delectable sauce and ticked into lettuce leaves with grated pear and Asian staples. The perfect balance of sweet and savory.
23. Burger Lettuce Wraps
Craving for burger and on a low carb diet? Simple… ditch the bun. These Low Carb Burger Lettuce Wraps are the perfect solution, featuring double stacked patties with cheese, special sauce and all the fixings!
24. Korean BBQ Style Cauliflower Lettuce Wraps
Here’s a tasty and healthy option for meatless nights! These Korean BBQ Style Cauliflower Lettuce Wraps feature crispy roasted cauliflower in a sticky sweet Korean sauce and topped with spicy mayo and ground peanuts. So good!
25. Teriyaki Salmon Lettuce Wraps
Teriyaki Salmon Lettuce Wraps are delicious dinner option you can have on the table in about 20 minutes. Perfectly baked salmon with a teriyaki sauce and rice tucked into lettuce leaves, this one will really satisfy those Asian cravings.
26. Shrimp Dumpling Lettuce Wraps
Do you like shrimp dumplings? How about making lettuce wraps with the same filling? The shrimp is nicely flavored with fresh ginger, scallions, soy sauce, and sriracha and all is topped with pickled carrots. You are in for a treat here.
27. Bulgogi Lettuce Wraps
Tender, thinly sliced beef bulgogi, perfectly marinated and served in lettuce cups. So good! These are your answer if you crave some Asian flavors without rice.
28. Bang Bang Chicken Lettuce Wraps
Your favorite bang bang chicken… now in lettuce wraps! Tender chicken chunks smothered in a homemade bang bang sauce and served with rice in lettuce wrap. We like anything that has that delicious sweet and spicy bang bang sauce.
29. Vietnamese Meatball Lettuce Wraps
Perfectly seasoned Vietnamese lemongrass meatballs are served with rice vermicelli noodles and chili sauce in your favorite lettuce wraps. We absolutely love these Vietnamese meatballs for our Asian themed nights.
30. Crockpot Curried Thai Short Ribs Lettuce Wraps
We are wrapping up this unique, gorgeous looking collection of lettuce wrap recipes with great tasting, melt in your mouth, short ribs. You know in what? Yes, your new favorite… Lettuce wraps. 🙂 Here, the short ribs are slow cooked in Asian staples until fork tender and served over the lettuce along with mango salsa and Thai peanut sauce. Simple and delicious.
You see, healthy can be so delicious and good looking. Try wrapping your favorite food in lettuce and enjoy these hand held treats. They will be fun and innovative meals for your friends and family.
Pin or bookmark this amazing collection of lettuce wrap recipes and keep on wrapping and munching endlessly without a single ounce of guilt! Enjoy…
- 1 lb ground chicken
- 1 Tbsp oil
- 1 small yellow onion, finely chopped
- 1 Tbsp ginger, finely chopped
- 4 cloves garlic, finely chopped
- 4 oz mushrooms, chopped
- 1/2 red bell pepper, julienne cut
- 1 Tbsp sesame oil
- 2-3 Tbsp tamari sauce
- 1 tsp white vinegar
- 1 tsp monk fruit sweetener (optional)
- 1 Tbsp chili garlic sauce
- 2 Tbsp cilantro, chopped
- 4 green onions, chopped green and white part separately
- 1 head Boston or butter lettuce
- Heat oil in wok over medium high heat. Add in onions along with white part of green onions. Sauté till translucent. Add chicken, break up and sauté for 5 minutes. Stir in mushrooms, bell pepper, garlic, ginger along with tamari sauce, vinegar, monk fruit sweetener and chili garlic sauce. Cook till chicken is fully cooked. Stir in green part of the green onions and cilantro.
- Separate the lettuce leaves from the head. Scoop generous amounts of chicken mixture into the lettuce leaf boats and enjoy.
- Let me know which recipes you try, I love hearing from you!
Welcome to GypsyPlate! I'm Alpana, former wordwide tour manager and professional caterer, now full time blogger. I love exploring cuisines from around the world, and my recipes have been featured on sites such as MSN, Parade, Brit + Co, CNET and AOL. You can explore my entire collection of sortable recipes in my Recipe Index or learn more about me here.
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