15 Lettuce Wrap Recipes That Are So Good, You Won't Even Miss The Bread
You heard it here first: Lettuce is about to have its *moment*.
While it may be best known for salads, a whole uncut piece of lettuce is also the perfect vessel for a slew of tasty ingredients. So ditch the bread and wrap your favorite proteins in a lighter, greener, and healthier option. With these creative lettuce wrap recipes in your back pocket, like our copycat P.F. Chang's chicken lettuce wraps to Philly cheesesteak lettuce wraps, you'll hardly miss the bread anyways.
First things first: Not all lettuce is built the same. Crispy iceberg is light and refreshing (and we love it for a wedge salad), but we opted more heartier lettuces for these recipes, like romaine and butterhead lettuce. Smoother butterhead lettuce leaves are ideal for wrapping as they're super flexible and wide enough wrap around and keep all the toppings inside. Butterhead lettuce is the key to loading up our peanut-sesame chicken lettuce wraps, caramelized tofu lettuce wraps, and our basil avocado shrimp salad wraps.
Romaine lettuce is our favorite for when we're craving a signature crunch to our wraps, as they have that inner white rib that keeps them sturdy, perfect for loading up for our chicken caesar salad lettuce wraps.
Your favorite sandwich fillings are amazing wrapped in lettuce, too. My personal favorite flavor combo for a lettuce wrap is a classic Cuban sandwich, but feel free to try your favorite chicken salad, or load it up like a Reuben sandwich.
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These flavor-packed peanut-sesame chicken lettuce cups are as simple as it gets for a weeknight dinner. For the juiciest, most tender shredded chicken, try to pick breasts that are similar in size, so they cook at roughly the same rate, then toss in the peanut sauce while hot for maximum flavor absorption.
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You won't miss the hoagie roll in these low-carb Philly cheesesteak lettuce wraps. Yes, they're made with provolone—NOT Cheez Whiz. Craving an actual Philly cheesesteak? Our classic recipe is on-point.
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In our attempt to copy the fan favorite from PF.Chang's, we flavored ground chicken with hoisin sauce (a fermented bean paste that gives the chicken the quintessential Chinese-American flavor), soy sauce, rice wine vinegar, Sriracha, and sesame oil. Water chestnuts add a nice crunch here, too.
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Lettuce wraps are one of the best ways to eat healthy (and low-carb). These wraps are stuffed with our new favorite twist on shrimp salad: basil avocado. The zip of citrus and vinegar keeps this easy weeknight dinner so light and refreshing.
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Getting tired of making the same ol' chicken breast recipe? Shake up your routine with these easy and delicious lettuce cups. Loaded with crunchy fresh veggies and flavorful marinated chicken, all you need is a squeeze of lime juice to tie everything together.
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Sweet, sour, and salty, these lettuce cups are ripe for improvisation and can be served with all sorts of accompaniments. Crunchy raw vegetables like cucumbers, bell peppers, and carrots can add heft, and a drizzle of chili oil is a must for spice lovers. And if lettuce isn’t cutting it, a heaping spoonful of rice is a perfect pairing.
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We firmly believe that all chicken salads would benefit from crispy bacon and this easy Keto version is proof. The dressing is tangy and with added avocado it's a perfect chicken salad. Serve it on lettuce or some Keto cloud bread.
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Think of this wrap as a super hearty yet light, inverted BLT. We nixed the bread and made crunchy romaine our base for this tender juicy chicken and crispy bacon keto-friendly wrap.
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Meet your new favorite low-carb lunch. It's super-flavorful, fresh, and it's ready in under an hour. Want a meatless option? We love adding roasted buffalo cauliflower to these wraps, too!
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No bread? No problem. Doubling up on romaine leaves insures a mess-free lunch, sans the carbs. If you're looking for more lettuce cup recipes try these easy Thai chicken lettuce cups next!
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All that hibachi flavor is now available in your very own kitchen! We coat juicy sirloin steak in a salty-sweet sauce that makes this one of our favorite easy weeknight meals. Add plenty of sriracha and dinner will be on the table in under 30 minutes.
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We can never get tired of chicken salad. There's so many flavor options and this lemon-dill chicken salad really tops the list. Want more chicken salad ideas? We love this curried chicken salad, too.
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Looking for a healthy recipe that's not salad? These sweet and spicy pork wraps are the answer. They're slightly rich and flavor-packed, with plenty of crunchy vegetables to balance it out.
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These chicken caesar wraps are our new favorite way to get our Caesar salad wrap fix, but with way less carbs. We still snuck in a few crunchy croutons (and parm & avocado), and you're welcome for that.
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Spice up your low-carb cooking with these tangy buffalo chicken lettuce wraps. Drizzle these with plenty of homemade ranch and bleu cheese crumbles.
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