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Whip Up a Healthy Gluten Free Meal with some Asian Lettuce Wraps

lettuce_wrapsMany of us are looking to kick off this year on a healthy note by eating more veggies and just eating better in general. This Asian Lettuce Wrap recipe below covers both of those bases. Lettuce, protein of your choice, and veggies. Not to mention the fact that it’s super delicious!

*Recipe courtesy of Whole Foods.


1 tablespoon olive, peanut or sesame oil
1 pound ground chicken, beef shrimp or tofu
2 tablespoons minced garlic
2 tablespoons finely minced ginger
2/3 cup gluten-free soy sauce
Vegetables for filling: grated carrots, mung bean sprouts, sliced Radish, julienned cucumber
Boston lettuce leaves, rinsed and dried

[Editor’s Note: Adding some sweet like fructose or sugar gives it a really exceptional flavor]


Heat oil in a large skillet and cook protein of choice. Add garlic and ginger and saute briefly. Add soy sauce and simmer for 10 minutes while preparing vegetables. Place filling and vegetables in center of a large platter, then surround with lettuce leaves.

“Author Information: Allison Hecht, Los Angeles, CA
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About Allison Hecht

Allison is a Southern California native who is on a mission to find tasty and affordable food for people with gluten and food allergies. Email her with your gluten-free ideas at or follow her on Twitter: @socaliallie.
  • Lee says:

    Good recipe, but way too much sodium in the soy sauce. 700 mg in 1 tablespoon. 2/3 cup gives you the recommended allowance for about a month. Please consider revising the recipe to include no more than a dash of soy sauce and something else for the flavor.

  • Nannijean says:

    Coconut aminos instead of soy sauce. 113 my sodium. Gluten free. Delicious!

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