Vegetarian Lettuce Wraps

Vegetarian lettuce wraps are one of my favorite quick dinner choices to make, because they are super similar, and also can take on a wide variety of flavors. Since the base of this meal is just a lettuce leaf you really need to include something in the wrap that has some protein, fiber, and a healthy fat to it in order to satisfy your hunger.

Personally, I love adding beans like white beans or black beans for a good source of protein + some quinoa, brown rice, sweet potato, avocado, and a whole bunch of vegetables to help make these a satisfying, yet light dinner. 


Vegetarian Lettuce Wraps:

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Lettuce Wraps Ingredients

  • 1 Avocado
  • 1/2 Bell Pepper
  • 1/2 Cup Red Onion
  • 1/2 Cucumber
  • 1/2 Cup Brown Rice or Quinoa
  • 1 Can Black Beans or Chickpeas
  • 6 Large Romaine Lettuce Leaves
  • Optional: 2 Tb Hummus, 6 oz Tofu, Chives

Avocado Lime Dressing Ingedients

  • 1/2 Avocado
  • Juice of One Lime
  • 2 Tb Olive Oil
  • Salt and Pepper to Taste

Method

  • Begin making rice or quinoa on the stove according to your grains directions. For instance for 1/2 cup brown rice OR quinoa you want to boil one cup of water, and then add rinsed rice OR quinoa to water, and lower to simmer for about 20 minutes.
  • While your rice is cooking, rinse your Boston Lettuce and lay them flat on a plate.
  • Next chop up your asparagus, mushrooms, red onion, and baby tomatoes into small bite size pieces. Combine in medium size bowl. Drain and rinse beans, add to vegetable mixture.
  • Mix all ingredients together.
  • If adding hummus, spread a thin layer on each leaf.
  • Add vegetable mixture onto each leaf + grain. 
  • Dress with olive oil or with the dressing below.

Dressing Method

  • Combine all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth.
  • Lightly dress over stuffed lettuce wraps.

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