A healthy lettuce wrap recipe that will blow your mind. It’s one of the most delicious things ever created! These Vegan Lettuce Wraps are made with lentils, avocado, mango, carrot and an out of this world Tahini Herb Sauce.
On a delicious ranking scale of 1-5 THESE Vegan Lettuce Wraps are a FIVE! Yes, together with an Out of This World Tahini Herb Sauce, these are probably even a FIVE-POINT-FIVE! They are fresh, they are crunchy and creamy and salty and sweet and sour and spicy and yummy and delicious and delightful and simply highly pleasant to the taste.
I’ve made these vegan lettuce wraps many many times already. This means A LOT in the life of a food blogger. We don’t tend to repeat recipes too often. Who wants and needs 10 versions of the same chicken thighs in Tomato Sauce all on one website? Nobody! So, we cook something different almost every single day.
I love to eat new and different things every day. Repetition bores me, but these, oh my God, these are so good I kept going to the store to buy the same ingredients over and over again to make the exact same wraps.
How to make vegan lettuce wraps
Add a mix of protein and vegetables/fruits and smother it all in a healthy but absolutely delicious sauce! That’s about it! The possibilities are endless.
I chose lentils for these healthy wraps as protein in order to make them vegan and to make sure I have some healthy carbohydrates in my meal.
I added carrots for color, avocado as a healthy fat and stomach filler, mango as contrasting sweet and sour touch and lastly sprouts and the most delicious tahini herb sauce in the world to make sure they taste unbelievably good.
This sauce has made it into MANY recipes on Green Healthy Cooking. It’s amazing to drizzle on Kale Quinoa Stuffed Sweet Potatoes or Zucchini Noodles. It all started with these vegan lettuce wraps here though. They are the reason I went into experimenting mode for the most amazing sauce of all times.
How to eat lettuce wraps
You can of course attempt to make real wraps but honestly it’s super hard and they kind of can’t hold their shape.
I found it much easier to eat them taco-stlye. I probably should have called these vegan lettuce tacos but I didn’t want to confuse people. It’s not a taco filled with lettuce. It’s butter lettuce as a wrapper.
Which lettuce is best for vegan lettuce wraps?
In my opinion butter lettuce is the best lettuce for wraps. The outer leaves are large and modable. They are easy to roll or fold into taco form but sturdy enough to not rip immediately.
Does it HAVE to be butter lettuce? No. It can easily be a large romaine lettuce leaf. The important thing is that it’s a large and fairly moldable lettuce leaf.
Vegan Lentil Lettuce Wraps
A healthy lettuce wraps recipe that will blow your mind. It's one of the most delicious things I've ever created! Lentils, avocado, mango, carrot and an out of this world Tahini Herb Sauce.
- Wash butter lettuce leaves carefully and pat dry one by one.
- Peel and grate carrots.
- Peel avocados and cut into slices.
- Peel mango and cut into long skinny pieces.
- Wash alfalfa.
- Peel and finely chop onion.
- Heat coconut oil in a large pan over medium heat.
- Fry onion until translucent, then add cooked lentils and warm up for maybe 2 minutes.
- Season with salt and pepper to taste.
- Remove from heat, add apple cider vinegar and mix well.
- Now build your wraps by placing one lettuce leave on a plate, top with lentils, grated carrots, slices of avocado, slices of mango, sprouts and loads of Tahini Herb Sauce. Repeat until you run out of leaves.
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