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Vegetarian Lettuce Wraps with Scallion Dipping Sauce

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Vegetarian Lettuce Wraps with Scallion Dipping Sauce


Clean eating is all about eating fresh and healthy ingredients in their purest form. By treating food simply, you let their flavors really shine while maximizing on the natural healthy benefits. This recipe is a testament to that by offering a super healthy snack or appetizer within a few minutes time.

Yield: 4 servings

Oven: N/A

Preparation time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: N/A

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1 large scallion, end trimmed and cleaned, thinly sliced

2 tablespoons fish sauce

1/2 teaspoon sesame oil

1 garlic, finely minced (approximately 1 teaspoon)

1 small shallot, minced (approximately 1 tablespoon)

1 tablespoon rice wine vinegar

1 tablespoon toasted sesame seeds


12 Boston, iceberg or butter leaf lettuce leaves, cleaned and air-dried

1 cup cooked rice noodles, cook according to package directions

1/2 English cucumber, cut into 1/4-inch matchsticks

1 carrot, peeled, cut into 1/4-inch matchsticks

1/4 cup loosely packed mint leaves

1/4 cup roughly chopped peanuts

1 lime, quartered


To prepare the scallion dipping sauce:

1.   In a medium size bowl, add scallions, fish sauce, sesame oil, garlic, shallot, rice wine vinegar, and toasted sesame seeds. Using a whisk, mix to combine.

To prepare the lettuce wraps:

2.   Allow each person to build their own wrap by filling each with noodles, cucumber, carrot, mint, peanuts, a squeeze of fresh lime and a drizzle of scallion dipping sauce to finish. 


Kitchen Note:  Keep the lettuce leaves wrapped in cold damp towels in the fridge until right before serving.