I try to find good broad leafed lettuce and I'll cut any large veins off as best I can so that they wrap well... but here are a couple of fillings that make my mouth water (and if your kids don't like lettuce, you can always make these in flatbread or tortilla:
Greek Chicken Lettuce Wraps (makes 3 large or 4 small wraps)
3-4 Lettuce leaves
1 chicken breast, cooked and cubed or shredded
4 tbsp. feta cheese
3 tbsp sliced olives
3 tbsp diced tomato
2 tbsp Greek salad dressing
1/2 tsp oregano
salt and pepper to taste
additional shredded lettuce, carrots or spinach to taste
Mix chicken, cheese, olives, tomatoes, dressing, oregano, salt and pepper together in a medium bowl. Divide evenly between lettuce leaves and top with additional shredded vegetables if you want. Wrap lettuce leaf tightly around the filling and place wrap on cling film. Wrap and refrigerate until you pack your lunch. Ensure that the lettuce wrap stays cool by placing it next to an ice pack or frozen drink box.
Tuna Wraps with 4 cheese (makes 3 large or 4 small wraps)
Lettuce leaves for wrapping
1 can tuna packed in water
2 tbsp softened cream cheese
1 tbsp mayonnaise or salad dressing
1 tbsp shredded Parmesan cheese
2 tbsp shredded cheddar cheese
2 tbsp shredded mozzarella cheese
1 stalk celery, finely diced
1 small carrot, shredded or finely diced
1 spring onion, diced
salt and pepper to taste.
Drain the tuna and place it in a medium mixing bowl. Add softened cream cheese and mayonnaise. Mix thoroughly. If it still seams dry, add a little more mayo. Mix in the cheeses, celery, carrots, onion, salt and pepper. Divide the tuna mixture between the wraps. Wrap lettuce leaf tightly around the filling and place wrap on cling film. Wrap and refrigerate until you pack your lunch. Ensure that the lettuce wrap stays cool by placing it next to an ice pack or frozen drink box.
Have you made lettuce wraps before? What do you put in them?
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