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Lettuce Wraps for an easy veggie packed dinner, lunch or appetizer that can be made vegan.
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Lettuce Wraps (vegan option)

These lettuce wraps are super simple to make, can be prepped ahead and flexed to be vegan or have meat depending on your crowd!  The servings below are based on a light lunch portion.

Course Main Course
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Author FraƮche Nutrition


  • olive oil
  • 1 lb ground chicken, turkey or veggie ground (I used Yves)
  • 1/2 chopped small yellow onion
  • 2 garlic cloves crushed
  • 2 tbsp. grated ginger
  • 2 tbsp. soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp. rice vinegar
  • 1/4 c. hoisin sauce
  • 1 small tin water chestnuts finely chopped
  • 3 grated carrots
  • 1/2 c. peanuts roughly chopped
  • 1 bunch of cilantro roughly chopped
  • 2 green onions chopped
  • 1 head of butter lettuce or iceberg lettuce
  • sriracha hot sauce for serving optional


  1. In a pre-heated frying pan (add 1 tbsp. of olive oil to the pan first if your meat is lean or if you're using the veggie ground) on medium heat and cook for about 3-5 minutes, until it starts to brown.

  2. Add the yellow onion and garlic. Stir and cook for another 3 minutes.

  3. Add the ginger, soy sauce, vinegar, hoisin sauce and water chestnuts. Turn the heat to medium and cook for an additional 3-5 minutes, until the ingredients are incorporated and heated throughout.

  4. To assemble, take a lettuce leaf, spoon on the meat or veggie ground, carrots, cilantro, green onions and finish with the peanuts and sriracha sauce if you like some heat. Roll it up if you can (mine are always so full) and enjoy!