The next time you are stuck for ideas for a fresh and healthy dinner, try out one of these shrimp lettuce wrap recipes. I never knew there would be so many different variations on one of my favorite dinners, but with endless sauces and toppings, you’ll never have to create the same dish twice. Thanks to the crunchy lettuce wraps, this is a healthy and light dinner that can be enjoyed all year round.
20 Delicious and easy shrimp lettuce wraps
1. Cilantro-Lime Shrimp Wraps
Cilantro and lime perfectly complement the shrimp and lettuce in this recipe. Combining cumin, lime juice, and cilantro, you’ll appreciate the variety of taste experiences you get from this simple combination. Delish shows us how to create these shrimp wraps, which can be topped however you like. I’d recommend adding avocado, sour cream, or tomatoes on top to pack even more flavor into these crunchy wraps.
2. Shrimp Lettuce Wraps with Peanut Sauce
I absolutely love peanut dipping sauces, and this recipe from Natasha’s Kitchen transforms this simple meal into something even more impressive. For ease, this sauce is simply a combination of low-fat dressing and peanut butter. It makes a creamy dressing that you’ll want to use over and over again on various dishes.
3. Spicy Shrimp Taco Lettuce Wraps
If you are looking for a healthier, low-carb alternative for your next Taco Tuesday, try out this recipe from Gimme Delicious. Featuring spicy shrimp and an avocado and tomato salad, this is a light and flavorful dish that is suitable for anyone on the keto diet. Topped with a spicy jalapeno cilantro sauce, the dressing finishes off the dish perfectly.
4. Sticky Shrimp Lettuce Wraps
Requiring just ten minutes of prep time and twenty minutes to cook, these sticky shrimp lettuce wraps from The Modern Proper make a quick yet satisfying lunch or dinner. The shrimp are coated in a sticky sauce that’s created from ginger, chili sauce, garlic, and honey. This recipe is both gluten-free and dairy-free, and I love how this simple dish can fulfill so many different dietary requirements.
5. Buffalo Shrimp Lettuce Wraps
Skinny Taste shows us how to create these buffalo shrimp lettuce wraps that will be ready to devour in just fifteen minutes. If you are looking for a low-carb and healthier dish to serve at your next family gathering, these are a fantastic choice. They would go well with celery on top and a drizzle of ranch or blue cheese dressing.
6. Hoisin Shrimp Lettuce Wraps
These Asian-inspired wraps from The Wholesome Dish combine chopped shrimp with water chestnuts and green onions. They are coated in a sweet yet tangy sauce before being heaped onto the lettuce to serve. Between the cooking and prep time, it will take only seventeen minutes to have these wraps ready to eat.
7. Thai Mini Shrimp Lettuce Wraps
If you are looking for a bite-sized appetizer for your next family gathering, try out this recipe from The Spruce Eats. They are perfect for serving at a drinks reception and are based on the Thai appetizer called miang kum. If you enjoy spicy food, you’ll love this recipe which has a kick to it, thanks to the addition of red chili.
8. 5-Ingredient Shrimp Lettuce Wraps
For one of the most simple lettuce wrap recipes, try out this 5-ingredient recipe from the Kitchn. It is the perfect quick dish for a busy weekday night, and the recipe requires little hands-on time in the kitchen. You’ll just combine the sauteed shrimp with cucumbers, and then drizzle your peanut sauce and add a sprinkle of peanuts on top to finish.
9. Avocado Shrimp Lettuce Wraps
Macheesmo shares these light and fresh wraps which are perfect to serve on a hot summer’s evening. They’ll take only a few minutes to prepare, and the recipe also creates a homemade peanut sauce. Topped with avocados, carrots, and chives, these are a fresh and healthy low-carb dish.
10. Sambal Shrimp Lettuce Wraps
For this recipe from Epicurious, you can use frozen shrimp and can even cook the shrimp on the grill during a summer barbecue. The marinade for the shrimp has quite a kick to it, as you’ll combine hot chili paste with vinegar, honey, and sesame oil. Make sure you let the shrimp sit in the marinade for about ten to fifteen minutes before cooking so that it can absorb all of the flavors. This dish is great served as a create-your-own shrimp wrap setup, where your friends and family members will assemble their own dinner.
11. Cashew Shrimp Lettuce Wraps
Cashews are one of my favorite types of nuts, and I love this recipe from Cookin’ Canuck which uses cashews instead of the typical peanuts that you’ll often find in shrimp lettuce wraps. For additional vegetables, this recipe also adds red bell pepper and zucchini, but you can use up whatever vegetables you have leftover in your fridge. Butter lettuce is the best option for this dish, as it’s really easy to roll and has a great texture.
12. Keto Shrimp Taco Lettuce Wraps
If you are following the keto diet, you’ll want to add this recipe to your collection for Taco Tuesday. You’ll no longer feel like you’re missing out on taco night again, thanks to this fresh and flavorful dish from Chasing a Better Life. These wraps are packed with ingredients as they mix together chili powder, avocado, tomato, parsley, purple cabbage, and garlic.
13. 15-Minute Shrimp Lettuce Wraps with Sweet Chili Mayo
Whisk It Real Gud shares this recipe that takes just fifteen minutes to throw together. With a sweet chili mayo on top and plenty of other flavorful ingredients, you’ll enjoy the variety of tastes that you get from just one bite of these wraps. They would be perfect for a light lunch or dinner, or they can even be served as an appetizer at your next family gathering.
14. Sriracha Lime Shrimp Lettuce Wraps
If you are looking for a more substantial recipe for shrimp lettuce wraps, you’ll enjoy this one from McCormick. As well as the lettuce leaves and grilled shrimp, this recipe also adds cilantro rice, making it a more filling dish. It’s still a great low-calorie dish, and you can add fresh vegetables on top for even more nutrition and flavor.
15. Pineapple Shrimp Lettuce Wraps
My Healthy Dish adds a tropical twist to classic shrimp lettuce wraps thanks to the addition of pineapple in this recipe. Ideal for anyone on the keto or Whole30 diet, this recipe is colorful and packed with flavor. It’s a low-carb and gluten-free dish, so it’s ideal for serving at a summer barbecue, as it will satisfy many different dietary requirements.
16. Kung Pao Shrimp Lettuce Wraps
If you are looking for a lighter alternative to your usual Chinese takeout, try out this recipe from My Modern Cookery. You’ll combine red and green bell peppers with large shrimp, which will be cooked together in a delicious sauce. Once you’ve cooked the Kung Pao shrimp, simply scoop a generous serving into each lettuce cup, and they’ll be ready to serve.
17. Mojito Shrimp Lettuce Wraps
Combining the best tropical flavors, these mojito shrimp lettuce wraps from Allrecipes offer a fun twist on this classic recipe. Using fresh orange and lime juices, the citrusy flavors add to the overall appeal of the dish, and the wraps are then topped off with avocados and crumbled cheese.
18. Mango Shrimp Lettuce Wraps
I absolutely love mangoes, so if there’s any excuse to add them to a dish, I’m all for it! This recipe from Eazy Peazy Mealz creates a fresh mango and avocado salsa and also cooks the shrimp in a mango puree that’s both sweet and spicy. The ingredients are all scooped into butter lettuce leaves for a light dinner that the whole family will enjoy.
19. Vietnamese Shrimp Lettuce Wraps with Spicy Lime Dipping Sauce
Sunset shares this recipe which creates a colorful dish that would be perfect for adding to any buffet. This Vietnamese recipe mimics the traditional Vietnamese spring rolls and uses cellophane or glass noodles in the dish. This makes for a healthy yet filling appetizer that’s accompanied by a spicy lime dipping sauce.
20. Oven Fried Tempura Batter Shrimp Lettuce Wraps
This recipe from Cafe Delites adds even more crunch to this dish by first coating the shrimp in a crispy fried Tempura batter. As usual, they’ll be served in fresh lettuce leaves, and the dish is finished off with a Teriyaki sauce. While the shrimp might taste deep-fried, this dish is still very light and low in calories and fat, thanks to the Tempura style batter. The shrimp are cooked in the oven, so you don’t have to worry about things getting messy in the kitchen.
Try out any of these shrimp lettuce wrap recipes on this list the next time you are having a family gathering. You’ll be sure to impress your friends and family members with a dish that is low in calories and offers a low-carb alternative. Combining plenty of fresh ingredients and dressings, you can still enjoy a healthy and flavorful dinner or lunch without feeling like you’ve overindulged.