How to make a lettuce wrap sandwich (low carb, healthy)

How to make a lettuce wrap sandwich (low carb, healthy) – this is not your typical sandwich wrap. This wrap is light, gluten free, Keto friendly sandwich without the bread.

A lettuce wrap sandwich cut in half through the middle

I’m a huge fan of wraps and prefer them to sandwiches. The thin flatbread or tortilla and the rolled shape just make these taste much more delicious.

I’m currently in Europe and a local cafe offers lettuce sandwich wraps (don’t mistake these for “lettuce wraps”). They are quite tasty and they offer a few different varieties. These wraps have inspired me to start making my own at home for healthier lunches. My whole family loves these lettuce wraps.

Wondering how to make a lettuce wrap sandwich at home?

Just layer some fresh, crisp iceberg leaves on a piece of parchment paper (if the pieces are breaking, make sure you overlap them).

Then add some mayo, mustard (or any sauce/salad dressing of your choice), ham (chicken or turkey), cucumbers, tomatoes, onions and cheese, layering them on top of the lettuce, but leaving about 1-inch of a border.

Using the parchment paper, start rolling the wrap from the end close to you.

Once you make one roll, keep using the parchment paper as a guide and continue rolling tucking the ends of the wrap towards the middle (as you are rolling a burrito).  When the wrap is done, roll the parchment tightly around it.

Cut in half. Consume immediately or keep in the fridge for up to 24 hours.

A lettuce wrap sandwich on wooden cutting board

Ingredients:

  • Iceberg lettuce
  • Sauce like salad dressing, sandwich sauce, mayo or (and) mustard
  • Sliced Deli meats
  • Cooked Bacon
  • Tomatoes
  • Cucumbers
  • Cheese – I used mozzarella

What else can you put in a lettuce sandwich wrap?

  • smoked salmon + cucumbers + cream cheese
  • Scrambled eggs or egg salad
  • Chicken salad
  • Cooked sausage
  • Avocado
  • Tuna salad
  • Grilled chicken with Caesar dressing
  • Greek salad – tomatoes, cucumbers, onions, feta
  • Asian salad

A hand holding lettuce wrap sandwich

Can you make it with different kind of lettuce?

While you can also use romaine or butter lettuce, I’ve had the best results using Iceberg. It is fresh, crisp and watery, easy to fold, but also keeps its shape when wrapped better that romaine. The leaves are bigger and rounder, which makes it easier to layer and wrap.

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Servings: 1

Lettuce Wrap Sandwich

Prep Time:
5 mins
How to make a healthy crunchy and delicious sandwich wrap without bread, but lettuce instead. Low carb and gluten free.

Ingredients

  • 8 leaves of iceberg lettuce
  • 1-2 tbsp Spicy Mayo — recipe in notes
  • 2-3 slices ham
  • 3 strips of cooked bacon
  • 4 cherry tomatoes — cut in half or quartered
  • 1/5 of English cucumber — julienned
  • 1 thin slice red onion — optional
  • 1 slice mozzarella cheese

Instructions

  1. Layer some fresh, crisp iceberg leaves on a piece of parchment paper (if the pieces are breaking, make sure you overlap them).

  2. Then add some mayo, mustard (or any sauce/salad dressing of your choice), ham (chicken or turkey), cucumbers, tomatoes, onions and cheese, layering them on top of the lettuce, but leaving about 1-inch of a border.

  3. Using the parchment paper, start rolling the wrap from the end close to you. Once you make one roll, keep using the parchment paper as a guide and continue rolling tucking the ends of the wrap towards the middle (as you are rolling a burrito). 

  4. When the wrap is done, roll the parchment tightly around it. Cut in half. Consume immediately or keep in the fridge for up to 24 hours.

Course: sandwich
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Keto recipe, Lettuce wrap

Nutrition Information

Calories: 454, Fat: 35g, Saturated Fat: 12g, Trans Fat: 1g, Cholesterol: 88mg, Sodium: 1362mg, Potassium: 537mg, Carbohydrates: 5g, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 3g, Protein: 28g, Vitamin A: 597%, Vitamin C: 17%, Calcium: 175%, Iron: 1%