These tangy gluten free lettuce wraps are a fun appetizer. If you love P.F. Chang's Gluten Free Lettuce Wraps, you will want to try this quick and easy lettuce wrap recipe. These wraps are fresh and flavorful. Make a lettuce wrap party for your next family meal!
If you are looking for a tasty appetizer or meal, this simple Asian-Inspired Gluten Free Lettuce Wraps recipe is a great option! They are healthy and full of flavor! Make them on a big platter for your next party!
Just drizzle some of the Chinese pork lettuce wrap sauce on top of the meat, add some veggie toppings, and they are ready to eat! If you have been missing Asian lettuce wraps, I have you covered with this delicious new recipe!
If you love easy recipes, you will want to check out all of my gluten free dinner recipes!
Why This Recipe Is Great:
- These gluten free Asian pork lettuce wraps are full of flavor, low carb, and low sugar!
- Make them in about 20 minutes. Speedy recipes are important when you are entertaining!
- If you love those P.F. Chang's Asian Wraps, this gluten free version will keep you safe from gluten, while still giving you all of the flavors! (Note P.F. Chang's gf version has water chestnuts. I couldn't find any at our store, but if you have some, definitely use them too!
- These gluten free lettuce wraps are made with ground pork, but you can also use ground turkey or chicken to make them low-fat!
My kids said to make sure I tell everyone to try this Gluten Free Beef and Broccoli recipe too :-).
- Butter Leaf Lettuce - this is my favorite for making wraps because the leaves curve in a way to hug the filling.
- Ground Meat - Use chicken, ground pork, ground beef, turkey, or vegan Impossible meat! You have lots of great options!
- Veggies - I used shiitake, zucchini, leek, and carrots, but use what you have on hand!
- Tamari - See below for gluten free options
- Hoisin - See below for gluten free options
- Sake - This is a Japanese wine that is often used in Asian marinades and sauces. Feel free to substitute rice wine.
- Red Chili Paste - See below for gluten free options. This adds a kick of spice, so use as much, or as little, as you like.
- Sesame Oil - This is normally gluten free but always read the label.
What Asian Sauces are Gluten Free?
There are quite a few Asian sauces that are now available gluten free. Here are my favorites that I use in this recipe:
- Tamari (aka gluten free soy sauce)- San J, Kikkoman, and Wan Ja Shan are great choices.
- Gluten Free Hoisin Sauce - Wok Mei is my favorite, Kikkoman, and San J also makes great hoisin sauces.
- Red Chili Paste - I like Thai Kitchen brand, there are many others but always remember to check the ingredients.
I absolutely love my 12-inch cast iron skillet. I use it for pancakes, skillet cakes, and many of my dinner recipes. It is easy to clean, and perfectly non-stick!
Recipe Step-by-Step Directions:
Step 1: Brown your ground meat in a skillet on medium heat. The beauty of this recipe is you can use ground beef, chicken, turkey, or pork! If you are vegan, Impossible meat works really well!
As the meat is browning, add some chopped vegetables. I used zucchini, shiitake, leeks, and carrots, but you can use what you have on hand.
TIP: If there is a lot of fat, drain the fat into a container. Do not pour hot grease down the sink drain!!
Step 2: Mix up the marinade. In a small bowl, combine the marinade ingredients and whisk them to blend. Pour the marinade into the skillet and turn the heat down to simmer.
Step 3: Add your dipping sauce ingredients to a bowl and whisk. I like to make this and let it sit so the minced garlic flavor infuses into the sauce.
I love using a salad spinner to clean and dry my salad. This is the one I have and it is perfect for washing lettuce. It also is large enough to keep lettuce for wraps in tact!
Step 3: Wash and break up the butter lettuce leaves. I really love using a salad spinner so the leaves don't tear or get broken. Butter lettuce is the best for lettuce wraps because it hugs the filling. You can use other types of lettuce, like romaine or iceberg, but it may be a bit messy.
Step 4: Assemble the pork lettuce wraps, add chopped scallions, and drizzle with the sauce.
Make a big platter full if you are having a party, or make a lettuce wrap bar so guests can make their own!
- If you can't find gluten free soy sauce or tamari use coconut aminos.
- If you can't find whole heads of butter lettuce, you can use romaine lettuce or another lettuce with large leaves.
I like to serve Gluten Free Fried Rice and egg drop soup with lettuce wraps.
Store lettuce wraps unassembled. Store the meat in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. You can also freeze the meat and thaw it when needed.
I do not recommend storing the lettuce with the meat because it will get soggy and spoil quickly.
Appetizers are our thing and I am excited to help you with party food ideas. Check out these delicious gluten free appetizer recipes! If you love Asian-inspired recipes, try these Gluten Free Sweet and Sour Meatballs too!
More Gluten Free Asian Recipes:
Gluten Free Lettuce Wraps
- 1 head butter leaf lettuce
- 1 pound ground pork ground beef or turkey also work great
- 7-8 shiitake mushrooms sliced
- 2 small zucchini or 1 large, sliced
- 1 leek sliced thinly
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 carrot grated for garnish
- 1 scallion sliced for garnish
- Optional water chestnuts
- 1 tablespoon tamari or coocnut aminos
- 1 tablespoon hoisin
- 1 tablespoon sake
- ½ teaspoon honey
- 1 tablespoon hoisin
- ¼ teaspoon chili paste
- 1 teaspoon tamari
- ½ teaspoon sesame oil
- 1 tablespoon warm water
- In a small bowl, add marinade ingredients. Mix and set aside.
- In a skillet, heat olive oil and add leeks. Cook on medium heat.
- Cook one minute.
- Add ground pork, zucchini, and shiitake.
- Cook until almost done and add the marinade to the meat mixture. Turn the heat down to simmer.
- Cook an additional 2-3 minutes.
- Carefully wash and separate butter leaf lettuce leaves.
- Dry in a salad spinner.
- Mix up dipping sauce ingredients in a small bowl. Set aside.
- Lay out lettuce leaves.
- Add meat mixture, carrot and scallion.
- Drizzle with dipping sauce and enjoy!
- You can use any ground meat including turkey, chicken, pork, or beef in this recipe.
- It is okay to use vegetables you have on-hand.
- Kikkoman, San J, and Wok Mei brands all make gluten free versions of their sauces. It is important to read labels to make sure there is no wheat or hidden gluten in their products. The brands I listed will say gluten free on their label.
Please know that every gluten free flour blend has a different starch to grain ratio. If you use a blend I didn't test, you may need to adjust your moisture levels in your baked goods.
Nutritional information is an estimate provided to you as a courtesy. You should calculate the actual nutritional information with the products and brands you are using with your preferred nutritional calculator.
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So happy to find your delicious asian lettuce wraps recipe. My family will definitely enjoy these, I can't wait to make them now that the weather is cooling down and we're back to gathering around the table.
Thank you so much Joanne 🙂
These look so good. A healthier meal with great taste!
Catalina @ Peas & Peonies
Healthy, fresh and delicious! These gluten free lettuce wraps are perfect appetizer for any dinner!
Thank you so much Catalina :-).