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FRESH VEGAN LETTUCE WRAPS

Fresh Vegan Lettuce Wraps are colorful, healthy and delicious! This recipe is light, refreshing and easily customizable, and makes a perfect snack or light meal!

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With summer in full bloom here in California, these raw vegan lettuce wraps are extremely refreshing and perfect for these hot summer days. High double digits call for something cool and fresh!

These will hit the spot without weighing you down. Feel free to eat 4 or 5 and still be able to get everything done without needing to take a nap. That in my book is a very good thing!

So when the temperatures rise, let these healthy & fresh veggie lettuce wraps come to the rescue to nourish & energize you. Bring on the summer, I’m ready!

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Fresh Vegan Lettuce Wraps

Simple is the name of the game here, so these are basic and can be adapted to suit your needs. Such an easy and light lunch or dinner idea to throw together. It will keep you feeling light and clean!

  • I’ve used cucumber here, but zucchini would be great.
  • Wanting to add some protein? Add a small handful of cooked chickpeas to each wrap.
  • Try adding sliced bell peppers in place of, or in addition to, the other ingredients.
  • Make these raw using this recipe for Raw Sprouted Hummus.
  • Avocado would be a great addition to these wraps.
  • Instead of using hemp hearts, sub with pepitas or sunflower seeds.
  • A sprinkle of red pepper flakes wouldn’t be bad either.

The Best Lettuce For Lettuce Wraps

I’ve used romaine hearts as my vessel. I like to use one or two leaves for each wrap. I’ll use one larger leaf for the outside and a smaller one for the inside.

Other lettuces you can use would be butter, bibb, boston, red or green oak leaf, savoy or iceberg. Swiss chard and lacinato kale would be great too. The swiss chard and kale will have a stronger flavor so if you’re looking for a lighter flavor stick with the others.

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How To Make Fresh & Healthy Lettuce Wraps

Making these healthy veggie lettuce wraps are easy as 1, 2, 3!

  1. Wash and dry the leafy greens.
  2. Layer lettuce wraps with hummus and top with cucumber, carrots, tomatoes, chickpeas, radish, cilantro, and hemp hearts.
  3. Finish it off with a sprinkle of salt and pepper, and enjoy!

Top Tips

  • Double up the lettuce for a sturdy wrap.
  • Get creative, using flavored hummus and/or change up the veggies to suit your taste!

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How To Store + Meal Prep

  • Refrigerator: Leftovers can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 3 days, in covered containers.
  • Meal prep: Vegan lettuce wraps are perfect for meal prep. Simply assemble the wraps and store in multi-use storage containers (affiliate link), as shown below, for a quick grab-n-go meal.

More Lettuce Wraps Fillers

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FRESH VEGAN LETTUCE WRAPS

Fresh and light, these vegan lettuce wraps are a delicious summer lunch or light dinner!

  • Author: Julie | The Simple Veganista
  • Prep Time: 10 min
  • Total Time: 10 min
  • Yield: Serves 2
  • Category: Entree, Snack, Appetizer
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Vegan

Ingredients

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  • 1 or 2 romaine hearts
  • 1/2 cup hummus, to spread
  • 1 cucumber, julienned
  • 1/2 cup shredded carrots
  • 1/2 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1/2 cup chickpeas, optional
  • 1/4 cup cilantro sprigs
  • 2 tablespoon hemp hearts
  • salt + pepper

Instructions

I’ll leave the amount of ingredients you want to use up to you. I would say a handful of the vegetables, and a sprinkle of the hemp hearts, salt and pepper. You really can eat about as much as you want here and I love it like that!

Wash and dry your romaine hearts. I usually use 2 leaves together for each wrap, one large and a smaller one on top. Add a layer of hummus down the middle of romaine hearts, it’s ok to spread a little out toward the edges if you like. Layer first with cucumbers, carrots and then tomatoes. Add cilantro and top with a sprinkle of hemp hearts, salt and fresh cracked pepper.

Enjoy as much or as little as you like!

Serves 2, 2 wraps per serving

Notes

Other lettuces you can use would be butter, bibb, boston, green or red oak leaf, savoy and iceberg. You may also like to try swiss chard or lacinato kale. Any leafy greens that act as a wrap will do. The swiss chard and kale will have a stronger flavor so if you’re looking for a lighter flavor stick with others.

Avocado would be a great addition to these wraps, and a sprinkle of red pepper flakes wouldn’t be bad either.

Try adding sliced bell peppers in place of, or in addition to, the other ingredients.

Make these raw using this recipe for Raw Sprouted Hummus.

More ways to fill your lettuce wraps:

Nutrition info includes chickpeas

Updated: Vegan Lettuce Wraps was originally published in July 2015. It has been retested and updated with new photos and helpful tips in June 2020.

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4 Comments

  1. littleveganbear says:

    I love making things like this in the hot weather – it's a perfect summer dinner. :)

  2. Thalia @ butter and brioche says:

    Can't think of anything more perfect or healthy for summer. Love it!

  3. ooh, these are pretty! i'm going to send to my sisters who love lettuce wraps, thanks!

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