April 2, 2011

Raw Summer Lettuce Wraps

I don't know about all of you out there living in those cold states, but here is Phoenix we have hit some record highs (98 degrees!) this week, which means a lot of fresh, light, and cold foods! I can't really take any credit at all for this recipe besides the fact that despite my best efforts to find rice paper, the stores had none, and I was left to make "lettuce" wraps instead of the typical spring rolls. Otherwise, one of my favorite blogs is where I got this recipe from. Quick. easy, affordable, and delicious dinner! We had ours with a fresh "green" smoothie with our new blender!

Raw Summer Lettuce Wraps
If you can find rice paper, you could try them like that, or if you want to omit the rice, lettuce worked just fine in it's place!

1 head of iceburg lettuce (Carefully remove pieces to make lettuce boats with)
1 mango, peeled and cut into thin strips
1 avocado, seed and skin removed, cut into thin slices
1-2 large carrots cut into thin strips
1 cup sugar snap peas, cut into strips
2 cups bean sprouts
2 cups shredded napa cabbage
1 cucumber, cut into thin strips
Handful of toasted peanuts

For the dipping sauce:
2 tablespoons sesame oil
2 tablespoons water
juice of 1 lime
1/2 fresh chili, seeds removed and diced fine
1 clove garlic, finely minced
pinch of salt

Mix all ingredients for the marinade in a bowl, set aside to pour over lettuce wraps.
In each boat of lettuce pile on as much and as many of the toppings as you wish, and drizzle with dipping sauce.

1 comment:

  1. I just found your blog.. and i really love it! these wraps look amazing! I will definitely be keeping up with your blog. :)