Asian Lentil Lettuce Wraps Recipe

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Nathaniel Published: December 21, 2020 Modified: June 1, 2021

How To Make Asian Lentil Lettuce Wraps

These loaded lettuce wraps are filled with tender lentils, bell peppers, and cilantro in a hoisin, rice vinegar and soy sauce mix, plus walnuts for crunch.

Preparation: 15 minutes
Cooking: 20 minutes
Total: 35 minutes



  • 1cupred lentils,picked over, rinsed
  • tbspolive oil
  • 1cupred bell pepper,1 small, chopped
  • ¾cupyellow onion,1 small, finely chopped
  • 1cupcarrots,cut into matchsticks
  • 1tbspgarlic,minced, 3 cloves
  • 1tbspginger,fresh, peeled, minced
  • ¼cuphoisin sauce,or more to taste
  • 2tbspsoy sauce,or to taste
  • tbsprice vinegar
  • 1tspsesame oil
  • 8ozwater chestnuts,1 can, drained and chopped
  • ½cupwalnuts,chopped
  • ¼cupgreen onions,chopped
  • 2tbspcilantro,chopped
  • sesame seeds,for garnish, optional
  • 2iceberg lettuce heads,or butter lettuce, leaves separated, rinsed and dried


  1. Simmer the lentils in unsalted water according to package directions for 15 minutes until just tender. Drain and set aside.

  2. Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat.

  3. Add in the bell pepper and onion, then sauté for about 5 to 6 minutes until softened.

  4. Add in the carrots, garlic, and ginger, then sauté for 1 minute longer.

  5. Add in the drained lentils, hoisin sauce, soy sauce, rice vinegar, sesame oil, and water chestnuts.

  6. Cook while tossing for 1 minute, and thin as needed with a few tablespoons of water.

  7. Toss in the walnuts, then sprinkle with green onions, cilantro, and sesame seeds.

  8. Fill each lettuce wrap with the filling.

  9. Serve warm, and enjoy!


  • Calories: 321.32kcal
  • Fat: 6.63g
  • Saturated Fat: 0.93g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 3.58g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 1.66g
  • Carbohydrates: 54.97g
  • Fiber: 10.34g
  • Sugar: 14.20g
  • Protein: 14.00g
  • Cholesterol: 0.38mg
  • Sodium: 608.52mg
  • Calcium: 85.93mg
  • Potassium: 1069.61mg
  • Iron: 4.01mg
  • Vitamin A: 307.65µg
  • Vitamin C: 52.39mg
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