I’m used to having the same meal day in day out, week in week out, but today I wanted to experiment a little with lettuce wraps. I’m actually not a fan of lettuce. I rarely have lettuce in my salads. I just skip it and have all the other ingredients, or I use spinach. I much prefer spinach. In any case, I have had lettuce wraps before and I find it to be a great substitute for a tortilla wrap. Here are two of the wraps I made this afternoon:

Roast Beef Lettuce Wrap

PlumCooks Lettuce Wraps Beef2

 

Ingredients:

lettuce leaves, washed and dried

roast beef slices

avocado slices

Directions: 

It’s all quite simple really. I just separated the lettuce leaves, and then washed and dried them. Then I layered up the ingredients – roast beef slices and avocado slices. {I also tried this with a tablespoon of hummus — delicious combo!}

PlumCooks Lettuce Wraps Beef3

 

Kale and Sweet Potato Lettuce Wrap (vegan) 

PlumCooks Lettuce wrap kale and sweet potato

 

Ingredients:

1 1/2 tablespoons coconut oil

1 cup diced onions

3 cups kale, chopped, washed

2 medium sweet potatoes, peeled and diced into small cubes

salt

2 cloves garlic, minced

1 tablespoon parsley (optional)

1 head of iceberg lettuce

1 avocado

Directions:

  1. Carefully peel off individual lettuce leaves. Wash and leave on a paper towel to dry.
  2. Heat a skillet, add 1/2 tablespoon of coconut oil. Add the diced onions and minced garlic. Season with salt. Cook until lightly brown.
  3. Add the sweet potato. Cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until they are soft (around 8-10 minutes).
  4. Add the kale. Combine with the sweet potato mixture. Sauté for another 5 minutes. Occasionally stirring. When it’s cooked to your preferred softness, remove from heat. Allow to cool a bit before layering it into the lettuce leaf.

My first lettuce wrap was just the sweet potato and kale hash.

In my second lettuce wrap, I added slices of avocado — YUM!! I will definitely be adding this to much lunch rotation!

PlumCooks Sweet potato and kale hash

kale and sweet potato hash