This one definitely switches up depending on what I have in the fridge or what is in season. It’s a great way to use up odds-and-ends in the fridge and is super light and refreshing to have pretty much in any season (although I tend to crave them more in the spring/summer months).
The main focus of this recipe is without a doubt the sauce – people have raved over it! And I loooove making it. Sadly, it doesn’t keep in the fridge for too long but it freezes great!
lettuce wrap ideas
- Non-wheat wrap ideas:
- Rice Wraps
- Nori Wraps
- Corn Tortillas
- Butter Lettuce or similar seasonal large leaf lettuce
- Protein suggestions:
- Prawns, Salmon or other Wild Seafood
- Local Chicken
- Roasted Cauliflower
- Tofu/Tempeh, etc.
- Fillings suggestions:
- Bell Peppers
- Herbs/Edible Flowers
- Local Cheese, etc.
- 2 – 4 tbsp Taco Season Mix
- 2 – 4 tbsp Melted Coconut Oil
- Non-wheat wrap ideas:
- 1 cup [Pea]Nut Butter
- ¼ cup Rice Vinegar
- ⅓ cup Water
- ⅓ cup Tamari
- 4 tbsp Honey or Maple Syrup
- 2 tbsp Fresh Ginger
- 3 Cloves Garlic, Minced
- ¼ tsp Red Pepper Flakes
- 2 tsp Fave Hot Sauce, or to taste
- 1-2 drops of your favourite Food Grade DoTERRA essential oil (like ginger, lemon, lime, cinnamon, cilantro…)
- PROTEIN: Take your protein and toss with oil and spices until well coated. Sauté over medium-high heat until cooked OR place on a baking tray and bake at 350 until cooked. Generally 15 – 30 minutes for most of the items suggested above.
- SAUCE: Throw all of the Peanut Sauce ingredients into a high-powered blender and blend until smooth. Pour all of the sauce into a dish and place in fridge until ready to use or freeze half and use half.
- FILLINGS: For the filling ingredients, ensure they are cut in long, thin strips. This will help for wrapping. I like to use a cheese grater for pretty much all of my filling ingredients! Assemble the ingredients and lay them out so that they are easy to grab/use when you start to wrap.
- WRAPPING: Now the fun REALLY begins. Depending on what you’ve decided to use, this part can be a bit daunting/challenging at first but SO rewarding in the end. No matter what you use I usually start with: wrap, lettuce, protein, stuffing and then I always tuck both ends in before rolling.
- Rice Wraps: Get a deep plate or bowl and fill with about 1/2 inch of water. Place rice wraps in water just for a few seconds so that the whole wrap gets covered. Take it out and place on a cutting board or plate before wrapping. I like to use a piece of lettuce in me rice wrap first to begin (it makes it easier for rolling).
- Nori Wraps: You could even put seaweed/nori in your rice wrap as well or just use nori wraps instead of rice wraps. When I use nori wraps, I generally don’t use whole leaf lettuce as well but will sometimes finely chop lettuce and at it in.
- Corn Tortilla/Butter Lettuce: These are great as appetizers or open-faced wraps. I don’t ever fully wrap them up, just leave them open-faced and fill up as much as I can!
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