Vegetarian Lettuce Wraps

We have had some lettuce wraps at restaurants before, and it is nice to try making our own version at home. This is easy to make, and the leftovers taste amazing as well. Note – this recipe can be vegan if your meatless crumbles and seasonings are vegan.

Ingredients needed:

~ 1 bag meatless crumbles
~ 1 white onion (chopped)
~ a few cloves of garlic (minced)
~ 8 oz can of water chestnuts (chopped)
~ bunch of scallions (I cut up about 6 or so)
~ head of lettuce (iceberg, or romaine works too)
~ vegetable oil
~ Seasonings: hoisin, soy sauce, chili paste, etc.

Start by chopping and sauteing your onions in some oil.

Chop up the water chestnuts.

Thaw out the meatless crumbles in the microwave, or you can heat it up in the pan with the other ingredients.

Saute your mix of onions, garlic, water chestnut, adding in your sauce.

I create a sauce using:

1 tablespoons hoisin sauce
1 tablespoon of soy sauce
1 tablespoon chili paste – or however much heat you want! You could also use chili pepper flakes.

I add the scallions towards the end so that they still have a little crunch to them.

(In this case, I ran out of scallions and improvised with chives for this one!).

Service in iceberg lettuce, or you can also use romaine.

I find that this saves well, and it makes for an easy snack or side by just reheating it in the microwave.

What do you think?

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  • Amanda
    January 2, 2021

    I’ve been looking for a recipe for lettuce wraps! These look amazing; bonus for being vegetarian.

  • Sandra Hudson
    January 3, 2021

    I am always looking for healthy, meat alternative recipes and these look great!! Thanks for sharing.

  • Ghanashyam K
    January 3, 2021

    This looks delish! I have some extra lettuce lying around and now I know what to make.

  • Elisa
    January 3, 2021

    I’m not a vegan but this recipe looks really good and I may have to try it myself. Thanks for the tip!

  • Sippie Mom
    January 4, 2021

    This looks so good! I’ll be adding this to my meal plan next month. Thanks for sharing.

  • Bri
    January 4, 2021

    YUM! Love lettuce wraps and love that they are vegetarian!

  • Mich Ni
    January 4, 2021

    I love everything about vegetables as my husband prefers them as well over meat. Will surely follow this recipe in one of these days.

  • Sonia Seivwright
    January 4, 2021

    I love the presentation of the wraps. Something I’ll try.

  • Krystal Miller
    January 4, 2021

    Yum! I love lettuce wraps. I feel so healthy when I eat them!

  • Shoma
    January 4, 2021

    I usually make this with ground chicken or turkey but will have to try your veggie version for meatless days! They look great!

  • vidya
    January 5, 2021

    we love lettuce wraps in our home and i am going to try out your recipe

    • Melinda
      January 6, 2023

      The water chestnuts are a great way to add crunch to these wraps. The sauce is spot on. I ended up using butter lettuce since I had that in the crisper but I’ll use your recommendation of romaine lettuce next time. Tasty recipe!

  • Swathi
    January 7, 2021

    Vegetarian lettuce warps looks delicous perfect meal idea. I love it.

  • Bryan Carey
    February 10, 2021

    Lettuce wraps are a great choice when you are counting calories and carbs and the vegetarian angle means my teenage daughter would approve! I think I would prefer mine on romaine lettuce, washed down with a light blonde ale.

  • Heather
    February 10, 2021

    I love lettuce wraps! They were a go-to for me when I wasn’t eating meat. So good!

  • Cindy
    February 10, 2021

    I’m vegan and love lettuce wraps! What crumbles do you use? I like TVP or Gardein.

  • Rosey
    February 10, 2021

    My oldest son makes these meatless. They do come out pretty darn tasty. These look fantastic.

  • Ben
    February 10, 2021

    That looks really good! I’m not even a vegetarian, and I want to chow down on it. Om nom nom.

  • Nikki
    February 11, 2021

    Yumm these look so delish. I love the lettuce wraps at PF Changs and these look very similar, great version to make at home.

  • Ntensibe Edgar
    February 11, 2021

    I think this is a fantastic wrap altogether! Who knew lettuce could be made good use of, like this? Love it!

  • Monidipa
    February 11, 2021

    So yummy! I can’t wait to give this recipe a try! I like it already..!!

  • WanderlustBeautyDreams
    February 16, 2021

    I’m so glad I came across your post! I want to try having a more vegetarian diet and this looks amazing and tasty. Will be trying this recipe out soon!

  • Kimmy
    July 19, 2021

    These look so yummy!

  • Jamie
    January 4, 2023

    I’m so glad I found a new way to use my meatless crumbles! It’s going to be a treat having this for dinner!

  • Genevieve
    January 7, 2023

    We love lettuce wraps in our house and you can’t go wrong with these! I can’t wait to try and make these!

  • Debra
    January 7, 2023

    Super yum! Even better than the ones we order at our favorite restaurant.