Matt and I LOVE lettuce wraps, especially Asian-style ones. So today, I’m sharing three of my favorite healthy lettuce wrap recipes!
They’re so easy to make, refreshing, and packed with flavor. Another huge perk: lettuce wraps make getting dinner on the table a breeze.
How to Make Healthy Lettuce Wraps
Here’s a quick tutorial/intro on making healthy lettuce wraps. You can scroll down for some specific recipes!
The method for making delicious lettuce wraps makes them easy to mix & match. Just cook your protein with some veggies, add a sauce or stir one up for dipping, and spoon everything into lettuce cups.
Even though everything is wrapped up in lettuce, I like to use extra veggies into the filling. It adds texture, color, and flavor.
Ginger and green onions add tons of savory flavor, shredded carrots and red pepper add crunch and bright color, and zucchini adds volume and soaks up flavorful sauce! Take your pick and saute them in with your protein of choice.
When it comes to the lettuce itself, go for whole heads of bibb or butter lettuce. They usually come with the root intact, so they’re really fresh, and the larger leaves are still attached. Perfect for holding more filling!
Protein Options for Healthy Lettuce Wraps
As for the protein, I love turkey lettuce wraps. It’s easy to mix tons of flavor into ground turkey, but I’m also a huge fan of shrimp and chicken. They all make lettuce wraps substantial enough for a filling meal.
Ground turkey and shrimp also cook really quickly, so you can get dinner on the table in less than 10 minutes (!!!), and using precooked rotisserie chicken makes for an even faster meal!
If you’re vegetarian, crumbled tofu could easily stand in for ground turkey. Or, cubed and roasted tofu would make a great replacement for shrimp or chicken.
Sauces for Lettuce Wraps
The great thing about making sauces for lettuce wraps is that a few pantry staples can be combined in different ways to make several different meals.
I keep low sodium soy sauce (or tamari for a gluten free variation), rice vinegar, sriracha, sesame oil, peanut butter, and limes on hand for sauce combos!
My Favorite Healthy Lettuce Wrap Recipes
You can wrap just about anything in lettuce and have a meal (lettuce wraps are great for cleaning out the fridge!). But here are my 3 favorite healthy lettuce wrap recipes, pictured below!
Saute green onions, ginger, shredded carrots, and ground turkey with soy sauce, sesame oil, and rice vinegar – and you’re good to go! Easy.
You can find the full recipe in this separate post: Sesame Ginger Turkey Lettuce Wraps.
Peanut sauce is such an easy way to add tons of flavor to lettuce wraps!
You can make a batch of peanut sauce in advance and keep it on hand. And if you use precooked rotisserie chicken, you don’t even have to do any cooking when you get home from work. Just assemble everything into lettuce wraps and you’re good to go!
You can find the full recipe in this separate post: Chicken Lettuce Wraps with Peanut Sauce.
If you like spicy sauces, you’ll love this easy sriracha dipping sauce. It’s spicy without going overboard and really gets soaked up by the veggies and shrimp. Since shrimp cooks so quickly, this is another recipe that goes from stove to table in 10 minutes tops!
You can find the full recipe in this separate post: Shrimp Lettuce Wraps with Sriracha Dipping Sauce.
Love these quick & easy dinner ideas? Check out more of my favorite fast dinner recipes!
- Pesto Baked Salmon with Veggies
- Easy Coconut Curry
- Saucy Tomato & Artichoke Chicken
- Sheet Pan Asian Salmon with Veggies
Are you a fan of lettuce wraps? What are your favorite filling and sauce combinations? There are so many good ones!