4 Quick & Easy Lettuce Wrap Ideas

Use our suggestions for different global cuisine-inspired wraps, or get creative and customize your own lettuce wrap masterpiece! We'll give you the formula for an unforgettable low-carb lunch.

Whether you prefer tofu, shrimp and crab, black beans, or beef, we have a low-carb lettuce wrap recipe you'll fall in love with at first bite.

Hunger? That's a Wrap

Try our Test Kitchen-approved combinations:

Asian Lettuce Wraps

1 leaf Bibb lettuce + 1 ounce cubed tofu + 1 tablespoon grated carrot + 3 slices cucumber, quartered + drizzles of hoisin sauce and sriracha + 2 fresh mint leaves + sprinkle of crushed peanuts

Mexican Lettuce Wraps

1 leaf Swiss chard + 2 ounces canned black beans, drained and rinsed + 1/8 avocado, sliced + 1 tablespoon sliced onion + 1 tablespoon julienned jicama + 2 tablespoons salsa + sprinkles of cumin and fresh cilantro

Greek Lettuce Wraps

1 leaf savory cabbage + 1 ounce cooked ground beef + 5 slices cucumber, quartered + 2 tablespoons sliced onion + 1 tablespoon plain yogurt + sprinkles of freshly grated lemon zest, snipped fresh mint, and salt and pepper

Seafood Lettuce Wraps

1 leaf romaine lettuce + 1 tablespoon plain yogurt + 1 ounce cooked shrimp + 1 ounce crabmeat + 1 tablespoon sliced celery + 1 tablespoon sliced red bell pepper + drizzle of fresh lemon juice + sprinkle of sliced almonds

Or Build Your Own Masterpiece

Start with a large leaf of lettuce for a healthy wrap, then stuff with protein and produce, and garnish as desired. Each wrap can be a custom creation!

Just follow this simple formula, then mix-and-match as you please:

  • 1 leaf wrap
    • Lettuce (Bibb, romaine, iceberg, green leaf)
    • Cabbage (napa, green, savoy)
    • Tuscan kale 
    • Swiss chard
  • 1 to 2 ounces protein
    • Grilled meat (chicken, shrimp, steak)
    • Ground meat (chicken, turkey, beef)
    • Canned beans, drained and rinsed (black beans, chickpeas, cannellini beans)
    • Cubed tofu
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons produce
    • Sliced vegetables (cucumber, carrots, bell pepper, onion, jicama, celery)
    • Sliced fruit (avocado, apples, mango)
  • Garnishes, as desired
    • Fresh herbs or spices (mint, basil, cilantro)
    • Lemon or lime juice
    • Sliced or crushed nuts (almonds, peanuts, walnuts, pistachios)
    • Sauces (sriracha, hoisin, barbecue, yogurt)

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