Healthy Pork Lettuce Wraps Recipe

Lettuce wraps are quick and easy to prepare, and a great alternative to bread if you’re watching your carb intake or are following a gluten-free diet. Combining a sweet and savory filling with a crispy lettuce crunch, your taste buds won’t even realize what’s missing.

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Lettuce Wraps

Photo by Perry Santanachote

Healthy Pork Lettuce Wraps Recipe

Serves 4

Prep time:  15 minutes
Cook time: 10 minutes

The Skinny

Per serving:

  • 251 cal
  • 13 g fat
  • 6.6 g carbs
  • 453 mg sodium
  • 1 g fiber
  • 23 g protein


2 teaspoons vegetable oil
1 pound lean ground pork
4 green onions, thinly sliced
1 teaspoon ground allspice
1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
2 cloves garlic, chopped
2 tablespoons low-sodium soy sauce (look for gluten-free)
16 leaves of butter lettuce or romaine lettuce
8 teaspoons plum sauce (look for gluten-free)
2 tablespoons cilantro, chopped
1 lime, sliced into 4 wedges


  1. In a large frying pan, heat oil over high heat and add pork. Cook, stirring until starting to brown. Drain excess fat.
  2. Stir in green onions, allspice, ginger, garlic and soy sauce. Cook until green onions are tender, about 2 minutes.
  3. Place 4 leaves on each plate and fill with pork mixture. Top each with plum sauce and cilantro. Serve with lime.

Originally posted September 1, 2013.