Homemade Lettuce Wraps

Homemade Lettuce Wraps

If you’re in the mood for a healthy, low-carb meal that’s bursting with flavor, look no further than our Homemade Lettuce Wraps recipe. These wraps are not only delicious but also a breeze to prepare, making them perfect for a quick weeknight dinner or a delightful appetizer. Say goodbye to high-carb tortillas and embrace the crisp, refreshing goodness of lettuce wraps!

Preparation Time: 15 minutes
Cooking Time: 15 minutes
Serves: 4
Difficulty: Easy
Course: Appetizer, Main Course
Cuisine: Asian-inspired
kcal: Approximately 250 per serving

Ingredients:

For the Filling:

  • 1 lb ground chicken or turkey
  • 1 tbsp sesame oil
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce or tamari (for a gluten-free option)
  • 2 tsp rice vinegar
  • 1 tsp ginger, grated
  • 1 tsp Sriracha sauce (adjust to your spice preference)
  • 1/2 cup water chestnuts, finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup carrots, finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup green onions, chopped
  • Salt and pepper to taste

For Wrapping:

  • 1 large head of iceberg or butter lettuce

Instructions:

  1. Heat the sesame oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the chopped onions and sauté until they become translucent.
  2. Add the ground chicken or turkey to the skillet. Break it apart and cook until it’s browned and fully cooked through.
  3. Stir in the minced garlic, soy sauce or tamari, rice vinegar, ginger, and Sriracha sauce. Cook for an additional 2-3 minutes, allowing the flavors to meld.
  4. Add the water chestnuts and carrots to the mixture and cook for another 2-3 minutes. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  5. Remove the skillet from heat and stir in the chopped green onions.
  6. Carefully separate the lettuce leaves, wash them, and pat them dry. These will be your wraps.
  7. Spoon the chicken or turkey mixture onto each lettuce leaf, creating individual wraps.
  8. Serve immediately and enjoy your homemade lettuce wraps!

Note: You can customize your wraps with your favorite toppings like sliced cucumbers, chopped cilantro, or a drizzle of hoisin sauce.

Nutrition Facts (per serving):

  • Calories: Approximately 250
  • Fat: 10g
  • Protein: 26g
  • Total Carbs: 14g
  • Net Carbs: 9g
  • Fiber: 5g
  • Sugar: 4g

For more delicious low-carb recipes and meal plans, check out Custom Keto Meal Plan and the 28-Day Keto Challenge. These resources will help you maintain a healthy and satisfying keto lifestyle!

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