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11 Easy Lettuce Wraps

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These 11 recipes for easy lettuce wraps are perfect anytime you need a light and fresh meal. Each wrap is healthy, low-carb, and packed with flavor. 

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The Best Easy Lettuce Wrap Recipes

You won’t miss the bread with these easy lettuce wraps! A great way to make a sandwich, burger or taco fresher, lighter and healthy but still flavorful. They have everything that you love about sandwiches or tortilla wraps, but without the heavy ingredients, gluten or carbs. Fill them with your favorite chicken salad, leftover roast beef, egg salad, cold cuts, ground beef taco meat, or use them in place of buns for burgers.

To help you get started, I’ve put together 11 of my favorite lettuce wrap recipes. They’re all light, quick and easy to make, and most importantly, fantastic tasting! 

What is a Lettuce Wrap? 

Lettuce wraps are exactly what they sound like: wraps that use lettuce in place of bread or tortillas. It’s that simple! Sometimes the lettuce is rolled up just like a wrap, while other times it’s more like a taco or an open-faced sandwich. You can turn any sandwich, burger or wrap into a lettuce wrap simply by replacing the bread or tortilla with a big piece of lettuce. Just place your filling in the center of a lettuce leaf and roll it up. It’s really that easy! 

What’s the Best Lettuce to Use for Lettuce Wraps? 

Look for leaves big enough to accommodate the meat, cheese, veggies, and sauce in your tasty wrap. Here are some of my favorite lettuce types for making wraps:

  • Romaine. Romaine is nice and thick, with big leaves. So it’s perfect for holding fillings! It also is a pretty flavorful lettuce, so it adds a nice fresh taste to your wrap. 
  • Iceberg. Iceberg lettuce doesn’t have much flavor, but I just love the texture. It has that signature crunch that I can’t get enough of. 
  • Butter lettuce leaves. Butter lettuce has a natural bowl shape, so it can hold a lot of ingredients. Sometimes the leaves are big enough to roll up, but usually, butter lettuce is best for a taco-style wrap. 
  • Endive. Endive leaves aren’t as big as the other lettuces on this list. But they have an awesome canoe shape that’s perfect for holding ingredients! 

11 Quick and Easy Lettuce Wrap Recipes to Try:

All of these recipes are packed with healthy and fresh ingredients. They’re quick and easy to make, and oh-so delicious!

Shrimp Dumpling Lettuce Wraps

12. Shrimp Dumpling Lettuce Wraps

Shrimp and lettuce go together perfectly. They’re a super refreshing pair. This recipe is sweet and spicy, but the star is the pickled carrots. They add the perfect kick that helps the shrimp and lettuce shine.
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These Santa Fe turkey lettuce wraps are SO good, you'll WANT to save some leftover turkey just to make them (or leftover chicken breast would work too)! Have you ever had the Spinach Santa Fe Egg Rolls with the Cilantro Ranch Dipping Sauce from Chili's? They're dangerously good – I don't even want to know how many calories they are. That's where the inspiration for these lighter lettuce wraps came from.

13. Turkey Santa Fe Lettuce Wraps

This recipe is bursting with southwestern flavors. There’s corn, jalapenos, turkey, beans, cheese, and lots of spices. But the best part just might be the mouth-watering avocado and cilantro ranch dressing.
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Buffalo Chicken Lettuce Wraps

14. Buffalo Chicken Lettuce Wraps

Who doesn’t love buffalo chicken? It’s one of the most iconic flavors out there. This chicken is made in a slow cooker to maximize flavor and juiciness. That also makes the recipe a lot easier!
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Asian Chicken Lettuce Wraps

15. Asian Chicken Lettuce Wraps

This wrap has an unbelievable amount of flavor, but it’s so quick and easy to make. It has strong flavors like garlic, soy sauce, and oyster sauce, and the ground chicken absorbs all the seasoning. It also has mushrooms, water chestnuts, and scallions, which add complexity to the wrap.
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Skip the bread and enjoy all the flavors you love in a BLT, without all the carbs in these easy lettuce wraps! So easy and seriously satisfies my BLT cravings. Add some avocado if you wish!

16. BLT Lettuce Wraps

It doesn’t get more classic than a BLT. If you think you like BLT sandwiches, wait until you try this lettuce wrap. After all, the “L” in “BLT” does stand for “lettuce!” Diced tomatoes are mixed with mayo and pepper, and topped with chopped-up bacon. It’s a perfect wrap.
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Grilled sirloin steak "flaco" tacos use lettuce wraps instead of tortillas! The steak is seasoned with cumin and spices, then grilled and sliced thin, along with guacamole and pico de gallo – low-carb and super delicious!

17. Steak Taco Lettuce Wraps

This recipe is basically your favorite taco, but in a piece of crispy lettuce instead of a taco. Juicy sirloin steak is cooked with a unique spice blend of cumin, oregano, and garlic. Strips of the meat are topped with not just homemade pico de gallo, but homemade guacamole, too!
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These easy, low-barb Buffalo Shrimp Lettuce Wraps are spicy, light and delicious topped with celery and blue cheese or ranch dressing.

18. Buffalo Shrimp Lettuce Wraps

Buffalo sauce isn’t just for chicken. If you want all the flavor of buffalo chicken, but with a lighter protein, then this recipe has your name on it. Shrimp goes wonderfully well with buffalo sauce, and with either ranch or blue cheese dressing.
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Turkey taco lettuce wraps are my go-to recipe when I want to eat something easy, delicious and light, and of course, healthy and low-carb! I forgo the taco shells and use lettuce leaves instead, and don't even miss them!

19. Ground Turkey Taco Lettuce Wraps

Lettuce wraps work well with pretty much any kind of taco filling. Made with lean turkey meat and five different spices, this recipe is as flavorful as it is healthy. And it’s so easy to make!
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Tuna Salad loaded with veggies served in endive leaves make a quick and easy, low-carb lunch.

20. Tuna Salad Endive Wraps

This is a fun recipe that you can make in just a few minutes. It’s a simple (but perfect!) tuna salad, with large chunks of broccoli added to it. The ingredients are stuffed in endive leaves to make perfect finger food.
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Chicken Club Lettuce Wrap Sandwich, a low-carb (keto) lunch idea that replaces a wheat wrap for a lettuce wrap. Just 5 ingredients, and less than 10 minutes to make!

21. Chicken Club Lettuce Wrap Sandwich

This keto-friendly wrap only uses five ingredients. But I bet you love all five! All that’s in this recipe are lettuce, chicken, bacon, tomatoes, and mayo. What’s not to love? And as you could probably guess, it only takes a few minutes to make!
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Not your ordinary tacos – these Thai chicken lettuce tacos are spicy and exotic, made with my light peanut sauce which I make with PB2 (powdered peanut butter) sriracha, ginger and spices. To balance out the spice, I chose to serve these in crisp cool lettuce wraps but tortillas would work great too!

22. Thai Chicken Peanut Lettuce Tacos

Thai chicken lettuce tacos are spicy and exotic, made with my light peanut sauce made with PB2, sriracha, ginger and spices.
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How to Store 

It’s best to eat lettuce wraps the day you make them. If you store them in the fridge to make in advance, just make the filling ahead of time, and store it in an airtight container in the fridge. Whenever you’re ready for a fresh and tasty lettuce wrap, put the filling on a crisp leaf and you’re good to go!

Looking For Easy and Healthy Lunch Ideas?

Lettuce wraps are my go-to when I need a quick and easy lunch. If you want more healthy lunch ideas, check out my recipe finder. You’ll be able to find all sorts of yummy and easy recipes there!