Monday, June 15, 2015

Clean Eating Asian Lettuce Wraps

If it weren't so late I'd make my way into the kitchen right now to make these again.  There definitely were not any left overs the first time I made these.  I am on an Asian kick lately whether it's this chicken salad, teryaki chicken skewers, mongolian beef, fried rice-you name it, I want it!  This is a perfect light and fresh summer salad.  It's clean.  It's delicious.  It's filling.  What more could you want?


For the filling:
2 grilled chicken breasts
1/4 c shredded carrots
3green onions
2 T chopped cilantro
1 diced avocado

For the sauce:
1/2 c tamari
1/4 t grated ginger
1 clove of garlic
1T white wine
1/8 t sesame oil
2 T honey
1/2 t red pepper flakes
dash of rice vinegar


1.  Dice chicken into small pieces.
2.  Add to a bowl with cilantro, carrots, avocado and chopped green onions.
3.  Grate ginger and garlic into a bowl.  Go light on the ginger, add more later if you need it. I grate them using my micro-plane.
4.  Add the rest of the ingredients and stir until combined.  Taste test, adjusting honey if need be.
5.  Pour over chicken mixture and enjoy. 

I used large romaine leaves but you can use iceberg, butter lettuce or even cabbage.  This recipe would make a great Asian cabbage roll!  mmm...

You may be wondering what tamari is, it's a gluten free soy sauce.  Recently, I've started eliminating as much gluten from my diet as I can.  Not because I have to but because of the difference I feel when I chose not to have it.  The taste is only slightly different.  You may notice it at first but once you've had it a few times you don't realize the difference.  

As I said, there weren't any left overs.  My husband and I devoured these!  We had two big wraps each and I (bow my head in shame) pretty darn well licked the bowl.