Saturday, April 12, 2014

Recipe Review: Crunchy Mushroom Lettuce Wraps

In the pursuit of Lettuce Wrap ideas, I came across a lovely blog called Happy Mothering. Chrystal shared a recipe for Gluten Free Crunchy Mushroom Lettuce Wraps. I had to make them right away. My wraps were not gluten free, I had to make some substitutions for items I had on hand. They were so delicious and very crunchy. I LOVED them! The water chestnuts was a brilliant idea, they add such great texture and crunch. I love the natural sweetness of the carrots and honey too. This wrap is sweet and spicy. I did experiment a little and squeezed a little lime over one of the wraps. It was delicious too. It gave the mushrooms a sweet and sour flavor. I made this recipe as a Lenten meal today. But I can see myself making it for many more healthy lunches in the future.

Don't forget to go visit Chrystal for how she makes these gluten free and all her other wonderful creations and tips.

Crunchy Mushroom Lettuce Wraps
Adapted from: Happy Mothering
Serves 2 or 3


1 Tbsp. canola oil
2 drops of sesame oil
2 carrots, grated
1/2 onion, finely diced
8 oz. can water chestnuts, drained and chopped
8 oz. package mushrooms, chopped
3 Tbsp. low sodium soy sauce
1 Tbsp. honey
1 tsp. garlic chili sauce
Iceberg lettuce leaves
Green onions, sliced (optional)
Lime, cut into wedges (optional)


Heat canola and sesame oil in a large pan over medium heat, add carrots, onion and water chestnut. Cook for 5 minutes stirring occasionally. Add mushrooms and cook for another 3 minutes. Combine soy sauce, honey and garlic chili sauce. Stir into mushroom mixture and cook a minute longer, or until everything is heated through. To serve spoon the mixture into individual lettuce leaves. Garnish (optional) with green onions and a squeeze of lime.

Linking to:
Ms. enPlace: See Ya in the Gumbo
Jam Hands: Recipe Sharing Monday
Memories by the Mile: Treasure Box Tuesday
It's Your Life: Tuesday with a Twist
Turnips 2 Tangerines: Four Season Blog Hop
Miz Helen's Country Cottage: Full Plate Thursday


  1. Hi Denise, I do like wrapping things in lettuce but haven't tried mushrooms that way - good idea! Cheers from Carole's Chatter

  2. That looks so good. I will have to try it. I east lettuce wraps every week and am always looking for something new. Thank you for sharing on our Four Seasons Blog Hop.

  3. Sure wish I had this awesome Lettuce Wrap for lunch, it looks awesome! Hope you have a very special weekend and thanks so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

  4. Adding this to my list of lunch ideas. I'm a big fan of mushrooms and I like the idea of a crunchy element in a wrap. Keeps things interesting!
    Thank you for linking, Denise. Happy Easter to you and your family.


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