Shrimp Lettuce Wraps with Peanut Dipping Sauce

These shrimp lettuce wraps make for one delicious and super impressive meal. I REALLY want you to try the peanut dipping sauce.

These shrimp lettuce wraps make for one delicious and super impressive meal. I REALLY want you to try the peanut dipping sauce,… it’s so so tasty and easy to whip up. You might be pouring it over all of your lettuce wraps forever. We also use it regularly on our Asian chicken lettuce wraps.

P.S. As for the lettuce; we love the cup-like shape and dark leaves of the Boston, bib, or butter lettuce, but regular sandwich or even hearts of romaine lettuce will work. πŸ™‚

Ingredients for Asian Lettuce Wraps with Shrimp:

1 head of Lettuce.
1 lb med/large Shrimp, peeled and deveined
Salt and Pepper
1 Tbsp olive oil
1 Avocado, sliced into strips
1/2 Cucumber, sliced into strips
1/2 bunch Cilantro
1 medium Carrot, cut into matchsticks

Peanut Dipping Sauce:

3/4 cup Newman’s Own Low Fat Sesame Ginger dressing (P.S. this dressing contains wheat so if you’re gluten free, try: Braggs ginger sesame)
2 Tbsp creamy peanut butter (microwave 30 sec if peanut butter refrigerated)

Shrimp Wraps

How to Make the Most Amazing Shrimp Lettuce Wraps:

1. Rinse and pat dry your shrimp. Sprinkle shrimp with salt and pepper. Add 1 Tbsp olive oil to a large hot non-stick skillet. Once oil is hot, add shrimp and saute on med/high heat 2 min per side or until cooked through. Don’t overcook them or they will turn rubbery.

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2. Cut your cucumber and carrot into thin matchsticks. Slice your avocado into strips. You should find a prettier avocado though; one that doesn’t look as sickly as mine :-0

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3. Make your dressing by whisking together the 3/4 cup sesame ginger dressing with the 2 Tbsp peanut butter. If you have a tightly sealed tupperware, you can put it in there and shake ‘er up until it’s nice and smooth. This sauce is soooo delicious! I’m a little very obsessed.

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4. Assemble your lettuce wraps with a lettuce leaf, several strips of carrot and cucumber, a decent slice of avocado, 2 shrimp and a couple generous-sized sprigs of cilantro. Don’t skip on the cilantro. At least give it a whirl. It totally reminds me of spring rolls and makes the entire lettuce wrap dangerously enticing. Then drizzle the top with the peanut dipping sauce. It will change your life.

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Shrimp Lettuce Wraps with Peanut Dipping Sauce

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These shrimp lettuce wraps make for one fantastic, delicious and super impressive (Gluten free - mind you) meal. We love the cup-like shape and dark leaves of the Boston, bib, or butter lettuce but regular lettuce works too πŸ™‚
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Skill Level: Easy
Cost To Make: $14-$17
Serving: 4

Ingredients

For the Lettuce Wraps:

  • 1 head of Lettuce.
  • 1 lb large Shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • Salt and Pepper
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 Avocado, sliced into strips
  • ½ Cucumber, sliced into strips
  • ½ bunch Cilantro
  • 1 medium Carrot, cut into matchsticks

Peanut Dipping Sauce:

  • ¾ cup Newman’s Own lowfat sesame ginger dressing (P.S. this dressing contains wheat so if you're gluten free, try: Braggs ginger sesame)
  • 2 Tbsp creamy peanut butter (microwave 30 sec if peanut butter refrigerated)

Instructions

  1. Rinse and pat dry your shrimp. Sprinkle shrimp with salt and pepper. Add 1 Tbsp olive oil to a large hot non-stick skillet. Once oil is hot, add shrimp and saute on med/high heat 2 min per side or until cooked through. Don't overcook them or they will turn rubbery.
  2. Cut your cucumber and carrot into thin matchsticks. Slice your avocado into strips. You should find a prettier avocado though; one that doesn't look as sickly as mine.
  3. Make your dressing by whisking together the ¾ cup sesame ginger dressing with the 2 Tbsp peanut butter. If you have a tightly sealed tupperware, you can put it int there and shake 'er up until it's nice and smooth. This sauce is so so tasty and way too easy!
  4. Assemble your lettuce wraps with a lettuce leaf, several strips of carrot and cucumber, a decent slice of avocado, 2 shrimps and a couple good sized sprigs of cilantro. Don't skip on the cilantro. At least give it a whirl. It totally reminds me of spring rolls and makes the entire spring roll dangerously enticing. Then drizzle the top with the peanut dipping sauce. Yum.

And here’s a good picture to pin and share with your peeps.
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Enjoy! πŸ™‚

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  • Sarah
    May 23, 2017

    Oh my goodness, I just tried this tonight. It is amazing. That peanut sauce is so tasty. I added some beansprouts as well, because I love beansprouts. πŸ˜›

    Thanks for sharing! Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      May 23, 2017

      Your welcome Sarah! I’m so glad you enjoy the lettuce wraps! Thanks for sharing your wonderful review πŸ™‚ Reply

  • Tamiya
    July 19, 2016

    Best recipe ever! I’ve made it like 5 times now!!! Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      July 19, 2016

      Tamiya, thank you for such a nice review, looks like you have a new favorite 😁. Reply

  • Brittany
    May 12, 2016

    Do you know what the nutritional values are. I’m on weight watchers and would love to save this as one of my meals without type everything in separate. Thank in advance they are delicious! Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      May 12, 2016

      Hi Brittany, I don’t have the nutritional values but if you go to caloriecount.com and use their recipe analyzer by copy and pasting the ingredients then adjusting for serving size, you can get the info there. I need to come up with a tool like that for my blog! Reply

  • Tanya
    January 8, 2016

    Natasha, those little “wraps” are so delicious and so easy to make. I am hooked…. I am eating my 4th one as I am typing this. Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      January 8, 2016

      Tanya, I’m so glad you like them πŸ˜€. We just made them last night for our dinner. Reply

  • Mel M.
    January 1, 2016

    DeLiCiOuS!!! A family favorite =) Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      January 1, 2016

      Thank you for the great review! It is in our house also πŸ™‚ Reply

  • Gavin
    May 10, 2015

    It was really good! I made it with my Dad for Mom on Mother’s Day. Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      May 11, 2015

      How sweet of you to make this for your mom! I’m so happy you enjoyed it. Reply

  • lyudmila
    December 26, 2014

    Did I tell you i was hooked on this recipe after i tried it! ? It is definitely a favorite. Thank you Natasha! !! Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      December 26, 2014

      Awesome!! I’m so happy to hear that :). These were featured in a magazine this month! They are definitely a favorite in our house too πŸ™‚ Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      December 26, 2014

      Awesome!! I’m so happy to hear that :). These were featured in a magazine this month! They are definitely a favorite in our house too πŸ™‚ Reply

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