Three Delicious Lettuce Wraps with Veggies and Fruit
Lettuce wraps are anything but boring. They actually taste amazing, so let's do away with the "bland" myth running around out there.
Wraps are a spin-off from burritos, which is why they sometimes fall under the category of Tex-Mex. Usually, they’re made with a thin flour tortilla. However, now they’re being made with a wide variety of wrappings, and some are especially good news for those of you looking to eat less carbs. In light of that, today we’d like to present a few of the best lettuce wraps for you to try.
It’s believed that lettuce wraps are inspired by yabrak, sarma, or dolma (made with grape leaves or cabbage). We don’t know about that, but we do know that the filling is mainly vegetables and fruit. Sometimes, it also includes legumes for a nutritional boost.
Let’s take a look at some great recipes for these wraps.
Three Lettuce Wraps with Veggies and Fruit
1. Lettuce wraps with avocado, pepper, and onion
- White onion
- Green pepper
- Lettuce (Romaine or similar)
- Quinoa (optional)
- Seasonings: salt, pepper, olive oil
- If you decide to include quinoa, start the lettuce wraps by preparing the quinoa. Use two cups of water for each cup of quinoa.
- Julienne the avocado and pepper, and slice the onion.
- Wash and drain the lettuce.
- Then, pour a bit of olive oil in the middle and sprinkle some salt and pepper on top.
- Place the other ingredients inside, then roll it all up.
Take a look at this recipe, too:
2. Hummus lettuce wraps with tomato, cucumber, carrots
- Sweet corn
- Hummus (alternative: Greek yogurt)
- Fresh garlic
- Lemon juice
- Romaine lettuce
- Cherry tomatoes
- Fresh parsley (optional)
- Seasonings: sea salt, black pepper
- First, wash and drain the lettuce and cherry tomatoes.
- Then, add a spoonful of hummus to the lettuce along with a few drops of lemon juice. Season to taste.
- After, peel and mince a clove of garlic (or less, if you like). Then, add it to the lettuce.
- Halve the cherry tomatoes and chop the cucumber.
- Add the vegetables, along with a spoonful of sweet corn, to the lettuce.
- Before wrapping, sprinkle a bit more lemon juice.
- That’s it!
3. Mini spinach wraps with goat cheese
The following recipe is so easy to make you won’t be in the kitchen more than 10 minutes total. So, if you want a quick snack, this is a great option. They also work as an appetizer or side dish. Since they’re small, remember not to overfill them, or else you won’t be able to wrap them up.
We don’t give you exact amounts in the recipe because that will depend on how many people you’re feeding.
One last tip, like we said: don’t add too much filling. You can always add more if you want, but it’s not as easy to remove extra.
- First, wash and dry the spinach leaves.
- Then, add a bit of black pepper to the goat cheese, and some honey too if you like.
- After, take a spinach leaf and add a spoonful of the cheese, spreading it into a line in the center of the leaf. This way, it won’t find a way out when you roll it up.
- If you want to add apple, make it just a teaspoon or less in each of the lettuce wraps.
- Use a toothpick to keep them from coming undone.
Lettuce wraps can be eaten cold any time of day. They’re light and easy to make — in essence, they’re the perfect choice for people who aren’t really cooks or who just don’t have time.
The secret lies in the proportion of filling to lettuce, and in how much sauce you add. It can be pretty messy if you add too much, but of course you can add as much as you please!