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Lettuce leaves are a fun and versatile option to consider in place of traditional bread, wraps or even taco shells. We’ve used Boston lettuce here but you could try others like romaine or even iceberg.

Lettuce wraps are also an option for those who are gluten-free, Paleo or trying to watch their calories. Instead of filling up on bread, you’ll be filling up with the healthy produce inside of your wrap!

Leave them flat and fold them like a taco or wrap them like a sandwich. If you want to wrap them, one tip to remember is that you might need to trim some of the back of the lettuce where it is thick…to allow it to roll without breaking.

Lettuce Wraps
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  • 8-10 leaves from a Head of Boston leaf lettuce
  • 1 tbsp (15 mL) of chopped fresh basil
  • 2-3 green onions, finely sliced
  • 1/2 cup (125 mL)of an Ontario Greenhouse Cucumber, finely sliced into strips
  • 1/2 cup (125 mL) finely cut (matchsticks) Carrots
  • 1/2 cup (125 mL) finely sliced Ontario Greenhouse Sweet Bell Peppers (any colour)
  • Option:
    Spread peanut satay sauce onto the leaf before rolling and sprinkle chopped peanuts


  1. On a cutting board, lay out basil, green onion slices, cucumber slices, pepper slices, and carrot matchsticks.
  2. Lay one leaf on another cutting board or plate, spread on peanut satay and crushed peanuts if desired and fill with all of the different vegetables. Roll leaf over mixture and serve!

Get inspired and watch this recipe video!

Produce Made Simple thanks our feature member, Ontario Greenhouse Vegetable Growers for supporting the development of this delicious recipe.

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