Asian Lettuce Wraps Recipe

These Asian lettuce wraps are a lower-carb plate of deliciousness that will fill you up without leaving that “brick” feeling in your tummy.

Sometimes, a nice, light lunch is the only way to go. Something that won’t sit in your tummy like a ton of bricks, making you too sleepy to get through your afternoon.

Clean Eating Asian Style Lettuce Wraps

And sometimes, you need a light but more substantial “snack”. I use that term lightly because, in clean eating, you don’t really snack. You just eat smaller meals more frequently. I guess one could say that you snack all day long, but that’s not really accurate either, is it…

In truth, this recipe is really for the dipping sauce rather than the actual wraps. You can fill your lettuce leaves with just about any vegetable and/or meat. It’s really quite versatile. But the dipping sauce… that’s what makes the meal.

This is a very thin, broth-like dipping sauce, similar to au-jus. If you taste it by itself, you may be a little overwhelmed by the intensity of the flavor. But dip your lettuce wraps in it, and you’ve got something altogether delicious. I should also mention that a little goes a long way. I ate two wraps and didn’t even use a full tablespoon.

I will say that packing your wraps tightly (how well you roll them up) is important. If you are taking these for lunch, I highly recommend wrapping them in plastic wrap so that you don’t lose any contents and they don’t come unrolled. Give yourself a big plate for these as well. Or you can do what I do and pack up the individual ingredients and roll them all up as you eat them. It makes life simpler and a little less messy.

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Asian Lettuce Wraps

Delicious, lower carb wraps that will actually fill you up without leaving a brick in your tummy.
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Asian
Prep Time: 2 minutes
Total Time: 2 minutes
Servings: 8 servings (sauce)
Calories: 14kcal


Sauce Ingredients:

  • ¼ cup coconut aminos (or low sodium soy sauce)
  • 2 tsp. coconut sugar (or honey, or maple syrup)
  • ¼ tsp. fresh, grated ginger (more if you like a stronger ginger flavor)
  • ½ tsp. garlic powder
  • 1 dash cayenne pepper (optional)
  • ¼ cup low sodium chicken broth (no sugar added)

Possible Wrap Ingredients:

  • cooked chicken breasts
  • grated carrots
  • chopped water chestnuts
  • sesame seeds
  • Romaine lettuce for wraps (green cabbage leaves work too)


Sauce Directions:

  • Combine all ingredients in a mixing bowl or bottle and whisk, stir or shake until the sweetener has dissolved.
  • Serve in a small dipping container with lettuce wraps.

Wrap Directions:

  • Place a small amount of each filling at the center of your lettuce leaves and roll it up like a burrito.
  • Dip in sauce and enjoy!


Please note that the nutrition data given here is a ballpark figure. Exact data is not possible. Data is for the sauce only.


Serving: 1tbsp. (sauce) | Calories: 14kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 174mg | Potassium: 6mg | Sugar: 1g

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  1. Like the sauce ing. Going to use grassfed HB /chestnuts/onion mix and shape like cigars then grill on the cruissenart griller then wrap in lotsa lettuce. That is what I am in the mood for. Plus our freezer is stocked with grassfed from a local small rancher and cut/wrapped by our local cutter. Lotsa HB packs as a single person I don’t do pot roasts had most of our ear tap made in ground beef.

  2. A perfect use for the bok choi leaves I grow in the summer! Sturdier than lettuce. Or collard. Thanks!

  3. The sauce looks wonderful!!!!! Thanks 🙂

  4. Hi! I want to start eating clean to lose weight and more energy. How do I avoid gaining weight from eating clean? This is new for me and want to get off to a good start.

    1. Angie – You have to plan your meals. I find the best place to start is with figuring out how many calories you need for weight loss. There are lots of calculators online. Once you have that, just plan 5-6 small meals within that limit. I use to track my intake. I love it.