Healthy Lettuce Wrap Recipes

Find healthy, delicious lettuce wrap recipes, from the food and nutrition experts at EatingWell.

Staff Picks

Vegetarian Lettuce Wraps

Rating: 5 stars 3
Stuff crisp lettuce leaves with a savory filling inspired by PF Chang's famous lettuce wraps. These low-carb wraps made with tofu, mushrooms and daikon radish are an easy vegetarian dinner that beats takeout! Garnish the wraps with julienned carrots for added crunch.

Egg Salad Lettuce Wraps

Rating: 5 stars 1
We love the retro vibe of these egg salad lettuce wraps. Iceberg lettuce makes a perfect low-carb swap for bread to serve the egg salad.

Beef Lettuce Wraps with Chili-Garlic Sauce & Sesame Oil

Full of peppers and a broccoli slaw, these beef lettuce wraps are crunchy and delicious. Chili-garlic sauce brings a slight heat to the dish.

Taco Lettuce Wraps

Rating: 5 stars 2
Don't limit yourself to lettuce for this low-carb, gluten-free taco lettuce wrap recipe--any fresh green sturdy enough to wrap around 1/2 cup of filling works.

Cashew Chicken Lettuce Wraps

In these ground chicken lettuce wraps, cashews and celery add crunch and freshness to the spicy-sweet chicken filling.
By Laura Kanya

Barbecue Chicken Kale Wraps

Smooth, lacinato kale (aka dinosaur kale) is topped with barbecue chicken, carrots and cabbage in this healthy, gluten-free lettuce wrap recipe. Try them for a low-carb dinner or light lunch.

Five-Spice Turkey & Lettuce Wraps

Rating: 4.31 stars 26
Based on a popular Chinese dish, these fun wraps also make appealing appetizers for entertaining. Make it a meal: Serve with chile-garlic sauce and rice vinegar for extra zip; toss diced mango and strawberries with lime juice for a quick dessert.

Endive with Goat Cheese, Strawberries & Walnuts

Rating: 5 stars 2
Vary this quick-to-assemble vegetarian appetizer recipe with the season. Try sliced nectarines in place of the strawberries in the summer and halved grapes in the fall. Chopped pecans, pistachios and macadamia nuts are all delicious in place of the walnuts as well.

Pizza Lettuce Wraps

Rating: 5 stars 1
Go light and fresh when you're craving pizza: these easy lettuce wraps have all the taste with fewer carbs and calories.

Kale Turkey Wraps

Using kale leaves instead of bread to wrap your filling makes this healthy turkey lunch recipe low-calorie. If you can't find lacinato, also known as Tuscan kale, try cabbage for your wrap.

Peanut-Chicken Cabbage Wraps

Rating: 5 stars 1
Cabbage is a tasty low-calorie stand-in for buns or bread in this healthy chicken lettuce wrap recipe. Don't limit yourself to cabbage for this Thai-inspired recipe--any fresh green that's sturdy enough to wrap around 1/2 cup of filling works.

Chicken Lettuce Wraps with Peanut Sauce

These chicken lettuce wraps are crunchy, light and perfect for a flavorful meal. The sweet, anise-like flavor of Thai basil pairs well with the bold taste of the peanut sauce, but regular basil—or even mint or cilantro—works well too.
By Hilary Meyer
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Inspiration and Ideas

Waldorf Salad Lettuce Wraps
This Waldorf Salad recipe uses fat-free Greek yogurt for the sauce. Wrap up all the ingredients in a Bibb lettuce leaf for a very healthy meal.
Spicy Chicken & Mango Collard Green Wraps
Be sure to carefully cut out the thickest part of the center rib and stem of the collard greens so the wraps can be tightly rolled up. Serve with extra hot sauce for those who like a little kick.
Vietnamese Shrimp & Mango Lettuce Wraps
Rating: 5 stars
1

Large, untorn butter lettuce leaves are best for rolling up the filling in these Asian lettuce wraps without breaking. If you use larger shrimp, chop them before cooking to make the wraps easier to eat. Serve as a first course or light dinner with a side of rice or noodles.