These Asian Lettuce Wraps make a healthy dinner option that’s packed with protein from quinoa and pork. They’re full of flavor and fun to eat!
Just popping in to share a quick, easy recipe with you guys.
These Asian Lettuce Wraps are so good that I’ve made them twice this week! Once on a whim, and then again with measurements so I could share them with you guys! Packed with protein and the perfect way to use up some summer veggies, they’re a cinch to prepare and you could easily double the recipes to have leftovers for lunch the next day!
Here’s the recipe:Print
Asian Lettuce Wraps
An easy homemade recipe with a restaurant entree taste and an extra punch of protein. And you don’t even need to leave a tip!
- Prep Time: 5 minutes
- Cook Time: 10 minutes
- Total Time: 15 minutes
- Yield: 2 1x
- 1 – 2 cloves, minced
- 1.5 c diced vegetables
- 1.5 c diced pork (cooked)
- 1 c cooked quinoa
- 2 Tbsp sweet Thai chili sauce
- 2 Tbsp low sodium teryaki sauce
- Bibb or Boston lettuce leaves
- Over medium heat, saute the veggies and garlic for about 5 minutes.
- Add the remaining ingredients, mix well and heat through.
- Spoon into lettuce cups and serve!
So easy, right? For my veggies I used zucchini, summer squash, and red peppers. You can mix it up based on what you like, though! I chopped them fairly small so they would cook quickly. For the pork, I used some crockpot pulled pork and just chopped it up. You could also use leftover pork tenderloin or pork chops. My store was out of Bibb lettuce so I used Boston and it worked quite well.
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I have been looking for more ways to use quinoa and these look pretty easy that I could take them for my longer work days and have for dinner. Easy, quick and portable have been my key staple meals this summer working. 🙂
yes! me too! quick and easy is my go to 🙂
Anne @ CandyCrazedrun.wordpress.com says
I have been on an insane lettuce/cabbage wrap kick lately. I think I’ve had them at least once a week for the past two months.
Adding quinoa is a great idea to add carbs to really make them a meal!
Madeline @ Food Fitness and Family says
Those look tasty AND easy! How spicy is the chili sauce?
Linz @ Itz Linz says
i love lettuce wraps! itz fun because they’re so versatile as you can change the filling constantly!
The Candid RD says
I love recipes like this. Simple, and delicious (I mean, the photos look delicious!). Pork and quinoa sounds like a lovely combo.
Alison @ Daily Moves and Grooves says
These look awesome! We’ve always made lettuce wraps with just meat and vegetables but adding quinoa is a great idea for extra carbs and protein. Thanks for the recipe!
yep! i usually have some in the fridge so i try to just add quinoa to pretty much everything for an extra protein boost 🙂
Samantha @ 10000 Squats says
Ahhhh my bf and I love lettuce wraps! These look so good. Easy to make too!
Kim @ Hungry Healthy Girl says
These look like the perfect light summer meal. I haven’t had lettuce wraps in forever… I may need to give these a try!
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YUM!!!! And I love the quinoa added in!
Holly @ EatGreatBEGreat says
Love these wraps and I love the added quinoa! Yum!
Jenny @ simply be me says
Yummy! I’ve never had a lettuce wrap before, may have to try this just so I can change that 🙂
you should definitely give them a try!
These look fantastic! I love the flavor combos you used. I will certainly need to try these. Thanks for sharing!
Sam @ Better With Sprinkles says
Looks awesome! I’ve been making lettuce wraps a lot lately, I love the idea of making them Asian flavoured!
Hannah @ CleanEatingVeggieGirl says
Lettuce wraps are SO under-rated. I love them!
Carley @ Optimistic Health says
OO soft spot hit. Lettuce wraps are probably the greatest thing without a plethora of carbs ever!
Chelsey @ Powerhouse Fit Foodie says
Yum!!! These look so yummy and refreshing. I’ll be making these soon 🙂 Thanks for sharing.
let me know what you think!
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haha this made me lol!
Maggie @ Sunnyside Up Smile says
Oh my gosh Lindsay I love easy wraps like this! Especially ones with quinoa. I will definitely be making this for lunch sometime soon. Probably with tofu in place of the pork though 😉
yum! those would be delicious as well. hope you enjoy!
Ari @ Ari's Menu says
These look awesome girl, and so simple! Totally my type of meal! I’ve been wanting to try lettuce wraps for a while now, too!
Laura @ Mommy Run Fast says
Yum!! Adding these to my menu plan for the week!
Jan @ Sprouts n Squats says
I love what a great idea these are! We had some lettuce wraps in Hawaii when we were there on holidays earlier this year and I’ve been meaning to try and make some at home ever since.
Those look amazing! How spicy are they? Maybe I’ll skip the chili sauce?! Thanks for the easy recipe!
the chili sauce i use is sweet, not spicy! sometimes i add sriracha if i want spicy but otherwise they’re not.