Lettuce Wraps1
Appetizers, Pork

Asian Lettuce Wraps


Who wouldn’t want fewer calories, and more vitamins in their food, right? So put down the tortillas and bread, and pick up a lettuce leaf.

Filled with, finely diced – hoisin sauce – flavoured meat and veggies, these Asian Lettuce Wraps will fill even the hungriest bellies!

Lettuce Wraps1

Lettuce Wraps1

Asian Lettuce Wraps

Marla Hingley
Asian flavored meat and veggie filling inside a crunchy lettuce leaf.
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Servings 4



  • 3/4 cup GF hoisin sauce
  • 1 1/2 tsp rice vinegar
  • 1 Tbsp honey
  • 3 tsp GF sweet chili sauce
  • 1 Tbsp lime juice
  • 2 tsp sesame oil
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • 1 tsp ginger grated


  • 2 Tbsp oil
  • 1 1/2 lbs ground pork or turkey
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • 2 Tbsp GF soy sauce
  • 1 tsp brown sugar
  • 1 red pepper finely chopped
  • 1/2 onion finely chopped
  • 1 cup water chestnuts finely chopped
  • 1 cup mushrooms finely chopped
  • 2 tsp sesame oil


  • Handful cilantro stems
  • 3 green onions sliced
  • 1 head iceberg butter, or Boston lettuce, separated into whole leaves
  • 1/2 cup peanuts or cashews chopped


  • To make the sauce; in a saucepan over medium heat, combine all the ingredients. Stir and heat until well blended, then turn down to low and let simmer until meat mixture is ready.
  • To make filling; cook ground meat until fully cooked (drain off any fat if necessary). Add remaining ingredients, and cook until heated throughout (or until veggies are cooked to your likeness). Stir in 1/2-3/4 of the sauce (reserve some for serving), and place into a serving bowl.
  • To serve; set out individual bowls of reserved sauce, filling mixture, and toppings.
  • To eat; take a lettuce leaf, fill with a few tablespoons of filling, add any toppings and extra sauce you'd like, then gently fold lettuce leaf around burrito-style.
  • *If you can't find a GF hoisin sauce, a GF teriyaki sauce can be substituted.


If you can't find any GF hoisin sauce, you can substitute in GF teriyaki sauce.
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