These Ginger Peanut Lettuce Wraps are filled with colorful veggies, your protein of choice, and the most addictive peanut sauce ever!
I was going to call these peanut chicken lettuce wraps but while eating them I decided you could fill them with almost anything and it wouldn’t really matter. All that matters is the ginger peanut sauce. The colorful array of veggies adds a nice cool crunch, the fresh herbs add some great flavor, and you can add your protein of choice – chicken, shrimp, tofu, whatevs. But the peanut sauce is what matters. The peanut sauce is key. You might want to make a double batch. Don’t say I didn’t warn you.
To be honest I was running late the day I made these so I picked up a rotisserie chicken to use as my protein, and it made these super easy. All I had to do was cut up some vegetables and whisk together the sauce. So if you go that route, this is a no cook meal that takes less than 20 minutes. Perfect for days that you need to get something delicious and healthy on the table in a short amount of time, and also perfect for hot days when you don’t want to turn on the oven. Those days are coming guys. Did you know it is supposed to be 80 degrees this week in Seattle? It is April. Who knows what summer will be like.
But if you don’t want to use a rotisserie chicken you can grill some chicken, saute some shrimp, make some tofu using my best tofu recipe, or just stuff these full of veggies, drizzle on the sauce and call it good.
These quick and easy Ginger Peanut Lettuce Wraps are fresh and flavorful!
Keeping this short and sweet today because I am heading to PORTLAND for the weekend! So excited! Keep up with my travels on instagram and facebook! Are you doing anything fun this weekend?
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Ginger Peanut Lettuce Wraps
For The Lettuce Wraps:
- 2 heads of boston or butter lettuce
- 1 red bell pepper thinly sliced
- 4 green onion sliced
- 3 carrots shredded
- 1/2 cucumber sliced into matchsticks
- 1 bunch fresh basil
- 1 bunch fresh mint
- 1 pound protein of choice chicken, tofu, shrimp
- ginger peanut sauce see below
For The Ginger Peanut Sauce:
- 1/2 cup natural peanut butter
- 2 tablespoons low sodium soy sauce
- 1 tablespoon rice vinegar
- 2 tablespoons brown sugar
- 1-3 teaspoons chili garlic sauce to taste
- juice of half a lime about 1 tablespoon
- 2-3 garlic cloves pressed or grated
- 1- 2 inch piece of fresh ginger root peeled and grated (1-2 tablespoons worth)
- 2-4 tablespoons warm water
For The Ginger Peanut Sauce:
- Add all ingredients except the water to a bowl and whisk together until smooth. Slowly add the water a little at a time until sauce reaches desired consistency (you may not need to use all of it).
For The Wraps:
- Separate lettuce leaves, keeping them intact. Chop all vegetables and prepare protein if using.
- To assemble wraps, fill with protein, veggies, a few leaves of the basil and mint, and top with peanut sauce.
**For gluten free, be sure to use gluten free soy sauce!
Lisa Fuoco says
Made these last night with fresh basil, mint and cilantro from my garden and they were absolutely delicious. The peanut sauce is the best I have ever had! I used long chilled crispy romaine lettuce over butter lettuce because that is what I had and I liked the firmness better for handling. A squeeze of lime and crunchy peanuts on top gave them Thai goodness. Yummy! Thank you for the recipe.
So glad you loved it Lisa!
Amanda @SagelySweet says
I basically drink peanut sauce. I try to put it on things… but really, I just want the sauce. These look sooo perfect. Such a good vehicle for delicious peanutty sauce to make its way in to my mouth. Will have to give them a go 😀
Amanda – me too! I kind of think of the lettuce wraps as a vessel to get more peanut sauce in my mouth also 🙂
jane @ littlesugarsnaps says
Love, Love, Love. I love that it’s healthy. I love the peanut sauce. I love that you can customise your protein (I’m thinking minced pork). I love that there’s just a little heat from the chilli sauce. I’m wondering if I could get both of my kids to eat it – I know one will fall straight in love with it and the other – all of those flavours wrapped up together might just convince her that those lettuce leaves are not so bad after all.
Pork sounds great too! I really think the peanut sauce will make a veggie lover out of even the pickiest eater. Thanks Jane!
Thalia @ butter and brioche says
Love quick and easy lettuce wraps like these.. definitely my favourite thing to make when the weather is getting warmer.
Thanks so much Thalia! They are so great for warm weather!
Jennifer A Stewart says
I love those tiny little heads of lettuce. So cute and perfect for lettuce wraps. Using rotisserie chicken is a great hack. I do it all the time! Busy with two kids and a traveling hubby, it’s a must! These little wraps are perfect for using up leftover veggies too. I always have a half of something left after making meals. I hate throwing it away so I usually feed it to my inlaw’s goat if it gets overly ripe.
Haha, Jennifer! I am just imagining that goat! But you are right these are perfect for leftovers!
These look soooo fresh and delicious! Perfect for spring and summer! 😀
Thanks so much Tracy!
Michelle @ Giraffes Can Bake says
These look sooooo yummy! Nothing beats homemade peanut sauce, I gotta try this one – ginger is genius!!
These are perfect for my diet too
Thank you Michelle! Yes I can never get enough ginger – or peanut sauce!
Cheyanne @ No Spoon Necessary says
I love meals that are like a choose your own adventure! And I am LOVING these lettuce wraps! Peanut sauce in general is like culinary crack and your ginger peanut sauce sounds dangerously delicious! I have a feeling I will be putting that stuff on all the things… starting with these lettuce wraps! Totally making these with rotisserie chicken this week for lunch! Love it! Cheers, girlie!
Thanks so much Lady! Yes, the peanut sauce IS for sure culinary crack, no doubt 😉
Everything I like for a light guilt free dinner: easy, clean, full of flavor and a little bit spicy! I totally see my self making a big batch of that ginger peanut sauce and have it alone with a spoon 😀
Thanks so much Shadi! Yes, I could TOTALLY eat the peanut sauce with a spoon! 🙂
Sandi (@fearless_dining) says
What a fun way to eat chicken…my kids would really like this because of the peanut butter sauce 🙂 Hope you had fun at your conference!!
Thanks Sandi! The peanut sauce is the best part!
Nicole @ Young, Broke and Hungry says
I would not mind these lettuce wraps for lunch one bit, because hello, peanut sauce.
Haha, thanks Nicole! Peanut sauce is always welcome in my lunch as well.
Amanda | The Chunky Chef says
This is so fresh and perfect for the spring and summer! Love that you can customize it with your favorite protein too 🙂
Julie at Hostess At Heart says
I could eat these wraps as an appetizer or a meal. They look absolutely delicious!
Thanks so much Julie!
Jessica @ Sweetest Menu says
Peanut sauce is totally my weakness! I often buy these rice paper rolls near my work just for the peanut sauce but I haven’t been able to get quite right at home. I can’t wait to try your version! It sounds delicious!
Yes, the peanut sauce is everything! Thanks Jess!
Puja Darshan says
So delicious and refreshing recipe and I would definitively choose tofu for this recipe since I am a vegetarian. 🙂
Absolutely, thanks Puja!
Oh Yummm! This sounds SO delicious! That peanut sauce will be in my kitchen any moment now…great timing for lettuce wraps, too. I love them especially in the warm months.
I hope your Birthday weekend was spectacular & the Blogger Conference was fun & insightful!
Yay, thank you!
Ah! It’s been so long since I’ve had a good, crunchy, refreshing lettuce wrap, full of creamy middles. Lunch goals. Dinner goals. leftovers-for-breakfast goals? All of the above
Haha, any and all! Thanks Annie!
I would love these for lunch today, they look perfect! I’ve never made lettuce wraps before, although I must have pinned dozens of different recipes. I have to change that soon!
Thanks ADina! They are such a great fresh option!
Lisa @ Chocolate Meets Strawberry says
Ooh, these wraps look perfect for the weather we are currently having here in Brisbane! Summer is well and truly over now but it has still been super hot, with the temperature being about 33C on both days this weekend (I guess that would be equivalent to just over 90F). Eugh! These would be so crunchy and refreshing 🙂
Yikes, way too hot! You need some cool and crisp lettuce wraps stat! Thanks Lisa!
Allie | In This Kitchen says
I’m very sadly allergic to peanuts BUT I’ve found that tahini makes a very good substitute for it in peanut sauces – obviously not exactly the same but as close as it gets! I’m definitely going to pin this for later use because all of these flavors just sound like heaven. And I love lettuce wraps 🙂
I’m also so jealous of your pacific northwest life – I want to move there more than anything (I’ve been on the east coast for ~7 years after growing up in Arizona) but it just seems like such a wonderful and gorgeous place to be. I’ve only been to Vancouver but it was like a dream.
That is a great tip about the tahini Allie! I have to say that the PNW is my forever home, I LOVE it here. I lived in Arizona briefly and it was not for me – tooo hot! The east coast can be lovely though.
My Dish is Bomb says
Love love love love this easy meal! I am right there with you on the rotisserie chicken…those things are gold on days when you’re running late/busy/don’t feel like cooking! Strangely enough, in my area they are actually cheaper than the raw chickens. Pinning!
Sometimes they are cheaper than a raw chicken, isn’t that weird? Thanks so much for pinning Katy!
Natasha @ Salt and Lavender says
These look absolutely fantastic!! I want them right now. Peanut sauce is the best. I had some last night at our fav Vietnamese restaurant and as usual, couldn’t get enough!
Yasss, I love peanut sauce, like, so much.
Dawn at Girl Heart Food says
So, I guess we can agree that I can probably drink that peanut sauce out of a shoe and it would taste awesome, right? I thought so 😉 I’m all about the sauces, the garnishes and love this one. Lettuce wraps are something hubby and I eat regularly and I love that you used a rotisserie chicken; they’re so convenient, aren’t? They really cut down on time when you’re in a rush. Hope you have a lovely trip in Portland, girl! Be sure to try some good food there! I’m sure you will 🙂
Haha, yes, totally Dawn! And don’t worry, I ate pretty much ALLL of Portland 😉
Ashlyn | Dollop Of Yum says
So jealous of your 80 degree weather in Seattle. It has been freezing and we had a couple flurries yesterday here in Indy! Love how easy these wraps are. Rotisserie chicken is seriously the best thing ever and I use it all the time! Have an awesome time in Portland!! 🙂
Thanks Ashlyn! We have been getting the best weather here. Don’t worry, it will be summer soon!
demeter | beaming baker says
Love how quick and easy these are! Oh btw, HAPPY early BIRTHDAY, M. 🙂 🙂 I’m so happy that we’re galpals and all of that. Hehe. I hope you get everything you want and more on your special day. <3 Be sure to drink extra wine and have extra fun at your food blogger conference. 🙂 And, enjoy yourself! You work too much. xoxo
Okay, as for these gorgeous wraps: I love how quick and easy these are. Plus, pick my protein of choice: uh, I think I will. Thank ya! 😉 Love that you made a seriously crazy delicious-sounding ginger peanut sauce with, um, hello: chili garlic sauce included. So… when is our Cool Kids Blogger Retreat happening? 🙂
Thanks so much dear! I had a great time and drank PLENTY of wine 🙂 Cool blogger retreat is in our future, we need to make it happen!
Megan @ Meg is Well says
I could definitely use this right now! I’ve had an unhealthy couple of days and addicting ginger peanut sauce would make me devour the bowels of veggies my body needs.
Yes, it ensures pletnty of veggies! I was wishing I had them today after this weekend of non-stop eating! Thanks Megan!
What?! You’re going to Portland? 😀