Healthy Lettuce Wraps

Healthy PF Changs lettuce wraps recipe on a board with a bowl of filling to the side

Whole30 Lettuce Wraps (PF Changs Lettuce Wraps Recipe)

A healthy lettuce wraps recipe, inspired by the PF Changs recipe but totally Whole30 compliant and paleo. Made with either pork or chicken, they’re a great healthy Asian dinner recipe. 

INGREDIENTS 

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/2 yellow onion diced
  • 1 cup baby bella mushrooms minced
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 pound ground pork or ground chicken
  • 1/2 cup shredded carrots
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/4 cup coconut aminos
  • 2 teaspoons sesame oil
  • 1 teaspoon rice wine vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon almond butter
  • 2 teaspoons freshly grated ginger
  • 1 tablespoon  hot sauce sriracha or sambal oelek
  • 8- ounce can water chestnuts diced
  • 3 green onions thinly sliced, 1 tablespoon reserved
  • 1 head Bibb lettuce leaves gently removed from stem

Sauce:

  • 1/4 cup coconut aminos
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons sesame oil
  • 1 teaspoon rice wine vinegar
  • Compliant hot sauce to taste
  • 1 tablespoon green onions from above ingredients
  • Salt

Garnishes

  • sesame seeds
  • thinly sliced green onions

INSTRUCTIONS 

  • In a large skillet set over medium heat, heat olive oil. When the oil is hot, add onion and cook for about 3 minutes or until beginning to soften, then add mushrooms and cook 3 more minutes, or until onion is translucent and mushrooms are softening. Add garlic and cook just until fragrant, about 30 seconds, stirring constantly.
  • Add ground pork and cook until browned, crumbling with a wooden spoon or spatula. Add carrots and stir until starting to soften, about 3 minutes.
  • In a small bowl, combine 1/4 cup coconut aminos, 2 teaspoons sesame oil, 1 teaspoon rice wine vinegar, almond butter, ginger, and hot sauce. Whisk until smooth then pour over meat mixture. Stir until combined, then add the chestnuts and green onions. Cook for 3-4 minutes then remove from the heat. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  • Make sauce: whisk together all sauce ingredients in a small bowl.
  • When ready to serve, spoon 3-4 tablespoons of the mixture into the center of a lettuce leaf and serve with sauce. Garnish with green onions and sesame seeds, if desired.

Reference: https://40aprons.com/whole30-lettuce-wraps-pf-changs-recipe/

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