Asian Inspired Lettuce Wraps

In recent years, Asian cuisine has gained immense popularity for its bold flavors, vibrant colors, and healthy ingredients. One of my favorite things to do when I find a dish at a local restaurant that I can’t stop thinking about, is recreate the dish at home. This dish is inspired by the Lettuce Cups at the Blue Elephant in Wayne, PA. 

 These delightful Asian-inspired lettuce wraps are not only packed with flavor but also provide a refreshing and nutritious alternative to traditional wraps. And of course and always, I’m giving you an option to make this vegetarian or meatless. 

asian inspired lettuce wraps with ingredients on the side, crispy lettuce and ground chicken.

asian inspired lettuce wraps with ground chicken in lettuce cups.


ground chicken or turkey, use mushrooms finely chopped if you’re going vegetarian
sesame oil
cloves garlic, minced
ginger, grated
soy sauce
hoisin sauce
rice vinegar
sriracha sauce (optional)
vegetable or chicken broth
mushrooms, finely chopped, if going vegetarian
carrots, grated
green onions, chopped
fresh cilantro, chopped
Salt and pepper to taste
Lettuce leaves (butter lettuce or iceberg lettuce works well)

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Health Benefits of Asian-Inspired Lettuce Wraps

Asian-inspired lettuce wraps are not only delicious but also offer numerous health benefits. Let’s explore some of the key advantages:

1. Low in Calories: Lettuce leaves are naturally low in calories, making them an excellent choice for those looking to maintain or lose weight. By using lettuce as a wrap, you can enjoy a satisfying meal without the guilt of consuming excessive calories.

2. High in Fiber: Lettuce is rich in dietary fiber, which aids digestion, promotes healthy bowel movements, and helps regulate blood sugar levels. Including lettuce wraps in your diet can contribute to a healthier digestive system.

3. Packed with Nutrients: Lettuce is a good source of vitamins A, C, and K, as well as essential minerals like potassium and folate. These nutrients support overall health and help boost the immune system.

ground chicken for asian inspired lettuce wraps.

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Asian Inspired Lettuce Wraps
Yield: 6-8

Asian Inspired Lettuce Wraps

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Additional Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes

Asian-inspired lettuce wraps are a fantastic way to incorporate the flavors of Asia into your meals while enjoying a healthy and satisfying dish. Whether you're looking for a light lunch, appetizer, or even a quick weeknight dinner, these wraps are sure to please your taste buds.


  • - 1 lb ground chicken or turkey
  • -3 tablespoons honey
  • - 2 tablespoons sesame oil
  • - 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • - 1 tablespoon ginger, grated
  • - 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • -1 tablespoon ketchup 
  • - 2 tablespoons hoisin sauce
  • - 1 tablespoon rice vinegar
  • - 1 tablespoon sriracha sauce (optional)
  • - 1 green onion, finely chopped
  • - 1/4 cup green onions, chopped
  • - 1/4 cup fresh cilantro, chopped
  • - Salt and pepper to taste
  • - Lettuce leaves (butter lettuce or iceberg lettuce works well)


    1. Heat sesame oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add minced garlic and grated ginger, and sauté for 1 minute until fragrant.
    2. Add ground chicken or turkey to the skillet and cook until browned and cooked through.
    3. In a small bowl, whisk together soy sauce, hoisin sauce, rice vinegar, and sriracha sauce (if using), garlic, broth, ketchup and honey.
    4. Add the sauce mixture to the skillet with the cooked meat and stir to combine.
    6. Remove the skillet from heat and stir in fresh green onions. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
    7. To serve, spoon the mixture onto lettuce leaves and wrap them up like a burrito.
    8. Enjoy your delicious Asian-inspired lettuce wraps!


You can make this recipe meatless by using a meat substitue or finely chopped mushrooms.

Nutrition Information



Serving Size


Amount Per Serving Calories 432Total Fat 22gSaturated Fat 5gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 15gCholesterol 152mgSodium 910mgCarbohydrates 24gFiber 2gSugar 19gProtein 37g

Please note nutrition is automatically calculated and may not be accurate.

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Also try these crispy salads:

The Classic Wedge Salad

Crunchy Fajita Chicken Salad

Harvest Bowl 



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