Thai Lettuce Wraps Recipe

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Have you ever had an idea of what you WANTED to create and everything just seemed to conspire against you? I really wanted to recreate the Basil Rolls from my local Thai restaurant but my grocery store did not carry rice paper. Okay, I will make them into Thai lettuce wraps instead! Then mother nature gave us a hard freeze last night and I lost most of my lettuce! GRRR! Well, I salvaged a few lettuce leaves and while this wasn’t perfect it was REALLY tasty so I thought I would share anyhow!

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Thai Lettuce Wraps with shrimp and vegetables

 

Thai Lettuce Wraps

 
So, what are  the ingredients in homemade lettuce wraps?  I use an assortment of raw vegetables and cooked shrimp, however you can make Asian chicken lettuce wraps or marinate beef and add thin slices of that to your healthy wraps.  Get creative!
 
Ingredients:
Diced raw vegetables (approximately 1 and 1/2 cup total) like carrots, cucumbers, green onions, radish, etc.
Cooked shrimp (2 cups) finely chopped
1 package rice noodles soaked in water 8 to 10 minutes. Break into 3 to 4 inch pieces before soaking.
12 lettuce leaves
Flavorings of choice. I used basil puree and plum sauce
Thai Lettuce Wraps with shrimp and vegetables
 

How to make lettuce wraps

These are seriously the BEST healthy lettuce wraps made with shrimp and raw vegetables.  Flavored with basil and plum sauce, they are a healthy Asian style lunch recipe. Here is how you make them:
  • In a wok, heat a small amount of peanut oil.
  • Saute shrimp and diced veggies for 3 to 4 minutes.
  • Add in rice noodles and plum sauce ( I use about 1/2 cup).
  • Brush lettuce leaves with a small amount of basil puree (or use fresh basil if it is in season).
  • Add noodles, veggies, and shrimp to the lettuce leaf.
  • Wrap up and enjoy!

Easy Lettuce Wrap Recipe

If you love Thai food, check out The Spruce Eats for some traditional Thai recipes!

Yield: 6 servings

Thai Lettuce Wraps Recipe

Thai Lettuce Wraps with shrimp and vegetables

These are seriously the BEST healthy lettuce wraps made with shrimp and raw vegetables.  Flavored with basil and plum sauce, they are a healthy Asian style lunch recipe.

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Additional Time 10 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes

Ingredients

  • Diced raw vegetables (approximately 1 and 1/2 cup total) like carrots, cucumbers, green onions, radish, etc.
  • Cooked shrimp (2 cups) finely chopped
  • 1 package rice noodles soaked in water 8 to 10 minutes. Break into 3 to 4 inch pieces before soaking.
  • 12 lettuce leaves
  • Basil puree or fresh basil leaves
  • Plum sauce

Instructions

  1. In a wok, heat a small amount of peanut oil.
  2. Saute shrimp and diced veggies for 3 to 4 minutes.
  3. Add in rice noodles and plum sauce ( I use about 1/2 cup).
  4. Brush lettuce leaves with a small amount of basil puree (or use fresh basil if it is in season).
  5. Add noodles, veggies, and shrimp to the lettuce leaf.
  6. Wrap up and enjoy!

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

6

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 52Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 33mgCarbohydrates: 12gFiber: 2gSugar: 1gProtein: 1g

Nutrition information not always accurate

 
 
 

 

Comments

  1. That sounds really good! I’ve never used plum sauce though. Is it sweet? Like..made from plums? lol

  2. It is definitely sweet, although I don’t know that I taste actual PLUM flavor in it. Our Thai restaurant uses it as a dipping sauce for their basil rolls and it is yummy!

  3. That sounds really nice!

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