Shrimp Lettuce Wraps with Peanut Sauce (VIDEO)
Shrimp lettuce wraps loaded with fresh veggies and juicy shrimp. The peanut sauce is exceptional and surprisingly simple. Lettuce wraps are a low carb, healthy dinner idea and they always disappear fast!
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These shrimp lettuce wraps make for one delicious and super impressive meal. I REALLY want you to discover the peanut dipping sauce (also great on chicken wraps). You might be pouring it over all of your lettuce wraps forever.
What Are Lettuce Wraps?
They are similar to spring rolls but wrapped in a fresh lettuce cup instead of rice paper. They usually have some kind of protein; chicken, ground pork, shrimp, etc., are loaded with fresh vegetables and served with a peanut dipping sauce. Lettuce wraps are often on restaurant menus such as PF Chang’s famous lettuce wraps.
What is Boston Lettuce?
We love the cup-like shape and dark leaves of the Boston lettuce. It is also sometimes called “bib lettuce”, or “butter lettuce.” They are sold next to regular lettuce and sometimes come in closed plastic containers labeled as “living” plants with the root attached.
Can I Substitute Lettuce?
YES! If you are not able to find it in your local grocery store, regular sandwich lettuce or even the leaves from hearts of romaine will work. 🙂
Peanut Sauce Recipe:
Ok don’t laugh, this peanut sauce has 2 ingredients. You combine them in a mason jar, cover and shake until smooth. It is better than any restaurant version we have tried.
- THE DRESSING: We use “Newman’s Own Low Fat Sesame Ginger” dressing (P.S. this dressing contains wheat so if you’re gluten free, try: Bragg’s ginger sesame).
- THE PEANUT BUTTER: You can use any brand of creamy peanut butter to make peanut dressing. If your peanut butter has been refrigerated, bring to room temperature so it blends easier with the dressing.
How to Serve Lettuce Wraps:
Let your family or guests assemble your lettuce wraps buffet style. We start with a lettuce leaf, add several strips of carrot and cucumber, some avocado, 2 shrimp and a couple generous-sized sprigs of cilantro.
DO NOT 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. Finally, drizzle the top with the peanut dipping sauce. It will change your life.
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Shrimp Lettuce Wraps with Peanut Sauce
Shrimp lettuce wraps loaded with fresh veggies and juicy shrimp. The peanut sauce is exceptional and surprisingly simple. Lettuce wraps are a low carb, healthy dinner.
For the Lettuce Wraps:
- 1/2 cup Lowfat sesame ginger dressing, (We use Newman's Own Brand*)
- 1 1/2 Tbsp creamy peanut butter, room temperature
Rinse and pat dry your shrimp. Sprinkle shrimp with salt and pepper to taste. Add 1/2 Tbsp olive oil to a large hot non-stick skillet. Once oil is hot, add shrimp and sauté on med/high heat 2 min per side or just until cooked through then transfer to a plate.
Cut your cucumber and carrot into thin matchsticks. Slice your avocado into strips, cut cilantro springs in half.
Make your peanut dressing, combine 1/2 cup sesame ginger dressing with the 1 1/2 Tbsp peanut butter in a mason jar or tupperware with tight fitting lid. Shake thoroughly until smooth.
To assemble lettuce wraps, place the lettuce cups on a platter, add several strips of carrot and cucumber, sliced avocado, 2 shrimp and a couple of large sprigs of cilantro. Drizzle the top with the peanut dipping sauce.
*P.S. this dressing contains wheat so if you're gluten free, try: Braggs ginger sesame
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Lettuce wraps are an easy entertaining idea for summer. Having friends and family assemble their own lettuce wraps is a memorable way to share a meal.
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Made these tonight!
I love so many of your recipes!
Thank you Natasha 😘
You’re welcome, Shelley. I’m glad you’re enjoying them!
This looks delicious and easy. I would love to make this but we have a peanut allergy in the house. Any recommendations for another dipping sauce?
Hi Sandy, I don’t have any others substitutes posted currently but you could replace with a different sauce or just use the dressing and omit the peanut butter. It will still have good flavor.
Delicious!!! Fresh and light…we devoured the entire recipe! Oh! And it was super fast to assemble and get on the table! Another winner from Natasha!
That’s just awesome! Thank you for sharing your wonderful review, Amanda! I’m glad it was a hit!
I made these tonight. Absolutely delicious. I don’t like cilantro so I tried mint. I didn’t like that either. The peanut sauce was great. I must not build them well because it was really messy. But I will make them again.
I’m so happy you enjoyed that. Thank you for sharing that with us!
Hi Natasha, my sister and I made this recipe for dinner today. It was so delicious! Our family and us loved it! Our favorite part about it, was the dressing. Thanks for the recipe Natasha!
That’s so great! It sounds like you have a new favorite!
A quick whirl with a submersion blender worked great for the dressing. Delicious!!
That’s so great! Thank you so much for sharing that with me.
I just made these shrimp lettuce wraps yesterday for lunch. My mom and I both enjoyed them! The cilantro gave it an awesome flavor and the cucumber with Avocado was reminiscent of a sushi roll with the dressing!
I didn’t have the dressing so my mom made her own using peanut butter, ginger, sesame oil, and soy sauce.
Thank you for the recipe, as I was looking for something Heaney to do with shrimp that didn’t involve pasta. Great way to for in veggies!
Hello Lauren, I’m glad you both enjoyed this recipe! Thank you for sharing your great feedback with us.
Is there a different dipping sauce that can be used with this? My daughter has a nut allergy.
Hi Mary, I don’t have any others posted currently but you could replace with a different sauce or just use the dressing and omit the peanut butter. It will still have good flavor.
I’ve made them with endive leaves!
Thank you for sharing that with me!
what do I use instead of cilantro I find it tastes soapy ? Love all your recipes just not cilantro
Hi Andrea, you are welcome to leave that out or substitute with parsley or dill.
These were delicious! I had to chop
Up more veggies because they were such a hit! Even the kids loved them!
That is the best when kids love what we moms make. That’s so great!
How many wraps is a serving?? I can’t wait to make these
Hi Adrienne, the serving size is usually listed at the top of the recipe card. For this recipe, there are 4 servings.
Another delicious recipe! Quick and easy and so flavorful! I added thinly sliced onion and radishes.
I’m so glad you enjoyed that Beth! Thank you for that great review.
Is there any substitute for cilantro? I am one of those people who thinks it tastes bitter and like soap.
Hi Barbara, you are welcome to leave that out or substitute with parsley or dill.
I also hate Cilantro. I did not have parsley or dill, but I added arugula (nice an spicy). I made these tonight and they were a big hit!
Super simple, but amazing!
I’m so happy you enjoyed that Laura!
Natasha I can’t find any sesame ginger dressing anywhere! What else can I use! Please help I want to make this tonight😜
Hi Gene, My cousin shared another recipe with me recently: 1/2 cup peanut butter, 1/4 cup maple syrup or agave, 1/4 cup apple vinegar, 1-2 Crushed garlic cloves, 1 tsp fresh ginger grated. I hope this helps!
This recipe looks amazing. I’m shocked at how high the calorie count is though. I can’t figure out why each one is 399 calories. Can you suggest a way to lower that count?
Hi Kami, it has to do with the sauce so the overall calorie count would be lower with less sauce. And keep in mind this is a dinner-sized serving.
What type of hot plate do you use?
Hi David, what do you mean by hot plate?
The device you cook on in your video’s. I have been looking at having something extra to use when my gas stove gets too many skillets on at once.
That is a Cuisinart Single Burner hot plate. I don’t know the exact model number. But I’ve seen them sold on Amazon. Costco had some in the store recently as well!
Hi Natasha i just loved your receipies..simple and superb .
For the salad can I use any other sesame ..like sesame with soy sauce ..I can’t find sesame ginger at my place
Hi Eliz, I haven’t experimented with sesame and soy sauce so I can’t speak to that. I wish I could be more helpful with your question. If you experiment, let me know how it goes! 🙂
This look yummy and easy. Thinking of making this on our next work potluck. Can i squeeze some lime or lemon on the avocado to keep it from turning brown?
Hi Gem! I think that’s a great idea! That will definitely keep them fresh! Enjoy!
I absolutely love your recipes. This is my favorite to have.
Hi Mari! I’m so happy you found a favorite!
looks Delicious food. Thanks for sharing keep it up. In case you also check that out:The Best Serving Utensils for serve your food
Thanks for sharing that with us Jule.
My first try at one of your recipes, we loved it! We added just a little more peanut butter.
Now looking forward to trying out many other recipes of yours.
I’m so happy you discovered our blog Bob! Welcome!
Try the chicken avocado salad and the creamy shrimp pasta – both amazing and two of my favs!!! Natasha’s the best!
Delicious, simple, and visually beautiful! I buy frozen Argentinian shrimp from Trader Joe’s, and serve everything with lettuce, or rice wraps. I usually make my own peanut dipping sauce, as they’re ingredients I have on hand. (Plus, the littles enjoy measuring and mixing.) Rice noodles or soba noodles are a nice side.
That’s so great Chris! Thank you for sharing this with us!
I made these and they are AAAHHHMAZINGG!!!!!! But I really want to try making these into a huge salad and adding some crispy bacon bits to it! 😋🤪
That sounds like a wonderful idea! Thank you for sharing that with me Larisa!
Made it tonight using some of the (doubled) sauce as marinade on breasts & thighs, then bbq’d them…a smashing success!
I’m so happy you enjoyed that Lesly!
Natasha, this is another hit in my house!
Super tasty and quilt free dish. My family members and sister in law agreed that is a restaurant dish eaten at home)
Everyone was full and happy)
Thank you, dear)
PS. Its funny how my kids can quess where i got the recipe…
said natashaskitchen right away 😃
Oh man that’s so awesome! I’m seriously all smile reading this review! Thank you so much for yet another great review, Viktoriya!
You have the nutritional facts listed which is great BUT it doesn’t say what the serving amount is. Is that one wrap, 2 or 4?
Hi Lesly, the serving size is usually listed at the top of the recipe card. For this recipe, there are 4 servings 🙂
Okay, well THAT’s awesome! Thanx.
You’re very welcome! Enjoy!
Looks delicious! . Can’t wait to try these!
They are so good! Enjoy!
i loooooooove it my kids loooooove it too i will announce you in the show if you’d like
lol. That’s ALOOOOOT of LOOOOVE!!! 🙂
Do you think it would be possible to change out the cucumber for zucchini?
Hi Amanda, I think that could work if your enjoy zucchini better 🙂
These shrimp lettuce wraps look mouth-watering, Natasha! The peanut dipping sauce also looks yummy! Everything looks like it is not made to be a side dish. I am positive this will be a hit when I serve this on our family gathering and other special occasions! Thank you!
Thank you Elizabeth! I hope you love it!! 🙂
These look delicious! I will certainly try them soon! Do you think you might also post a copycat recipe for the lettuce wraps at PF Chang’s?
mmm What a great idea and we have so many on the list! Thanks Yolanda!
This recipe looks amazing and simple. Thanks for sharing
You’re welcome! Thank you for following our blog!
These wraps are amazingly elegant for a side dish and the peanut dip is a great idea! I’m going to try this now!!
– Natalie Ellis
I’m so happy you found us here! Enjoy the recipe! Let us know how you like it!
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. 😛
Thanks for sharing!
Your welcome Sarah! I’m so glad you enjoy the lettuce wraps! Thanks for sharing your wonderful review 🙂
Best recipe ever! I’ve made it like 5 times now!!!
Tamiya, thank you for such a nice review, looks like you have a new favorite 😁.
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!
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!
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.
Tanya, I’m so glad you like them 😀. We just made them last night for our dinner.
DeLiCiOuS!!! A family favorite =)
Thank you for the great review! It is in our house also 🙂
It was really good! I made it with my Dad for Mom on Mother’s Day.
How sweet of you to make this for your mom! I’m so happy you enjoyed it.
Did I tell you i was hooked on this recipe after i tried it! ? It is definitely a favorite. Thank you Natasha! !!
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 🙂
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 🙂
can i make the shrimp ahead of time and refrigerate overnight? are they gonna taste ok served cold? or is it better the cook them right before serving?
Yes, you can absolutely pre-make the shrimp. They don’t need to be warm when serving. 🙂
Made these for dinner tonight…..a-ma-zing!! The peanut sauce was so easy and delicious, too. Thanks for the recipe!
You’re so very welcome 🙂 thank you for the great review!
You need to check this video http://youtu.be/6q2x8_EnlyQ. I think this girl copied your recipe. She didn’t give credit of yours.
Thanks Debrina! I sure appreciate the heads up 🙂 You’re the second person to notice. I have the best readers ever! Thank you so much! 🙂
you’re welcome. It’s unfair to see someone took advantage from a great food blogger like you.
You’re so nice, thanks Debrina 🙂
I checked on the other video, & it was my 1st time looking their site. To be fair, this is such a common dish & April made her sauce from scratch. I only saw them using the same ingredients which is common.
I really hate plagiarism especially when people like you work hard to make their own recipes. I discovered that this girl copies a lot of recipes from websites, puts them on Youtube and makes money from it. She copied your Shrimp Lettuce Wraps recipe. Here is the link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6q2x8_EnlyQ&list=UUX0kj_Hz-VY22eX9quwhwcA
I hope that she will delete the video if you notify her 🙂
Great recipe by the way, definitely going to give it a try! 😀
Thanks Nadia! It looks like my dipping sauce is even easier! 🙂 I sure appreciate that you let me now about this.
Do you have any suggestions on a healthy side item to serve with this?
Brittney, we usually serve them stand alone since it is a meal in it self. You can also cook up some quinoa which tastes great on the side or inside the lettuce wraps.
Is the shrimp supposed to be hot or more room temp or cold? Wondering if I can make these ahead of time for a party
They can be at room temp, or even cold (cold are good as long as you don’t saute them in butter; if they are buttered and cold; you’ll be able to see the butter when they cool).
Can’t wait to try this!!
Enjoy! I hope you LOVE it! 🙂
Very delicious! I made this yesterday and my husband loved it. I lost track how many he ate.lol. He kept talking about how great it was today in morning. It’s light on the stomach. The combination was just perfect and sauce was amazing. Will make again for sure. Thank you for the lovely recipe!
That’s basically what happens around here. Isn’t it great that you don’t feel like a balloon even if you eat way too many (guilty)? I’m so happy you and your husband loved the lettuce wraps!! 🙂
Came across your recipe on Pinterest. It is so quick, easy, and AMAZING. Thank you for sharing 🙂 (I had always been curious on how to make the peanut sauce, now I know !)
Can you believe how easy the sauce is to make? We’re obsessed with it when we get to making lettuce wraps. I’m not shy with the sauce 😉
I have made these several times now. Absolutely delicious and SO easy to make!! The peanut sauce is awesome, TY
Thank you for the great review Carolyn, I can’t get enough of that sauce :).
I can’t wait to try this out
Hello, Natasha! I read your blog and i like your recepies:) I’d like to make this salat, but in Ukraine we dont have the dressing that you write about. So, can i use soy souce, ginger and olive oil instead of it?
I think that would work. My cousin shared another recipe with me recently: 1/2 cup peanut butter, 1/4 cup maple syrup or agave, 1/4 cup apple vinegar, 1-2 Crushed garlic cloves, 1 tsp fresh ginger grated. 🙂
Thank you! I’ll try to make this:)
I made your lettuce wraps today for dinner, and had guests over and let me say they were so yummy. I switched shrimp to chicken and was delicious. Two weeks ago I made peanut sauce from scratch that tasted very very similar to yours. But I did add 1 crushed garlic clove to the sauce that made it taste so yummy. Thank you Natasha. Oh and today I also made your fruit Keks and the cabbage salad with cranberries. also yummy. Keep the recipes coming.
How did you make your own peanut sauce? Do tell! 😉
Natasha, do you have a good recipe for rice pilaf? When I make salmon or vegetables I would like to serve them with some rice instead of mashed potatoes. Can you help out?
here are some of my rice pilaf recipes. Hope that helps 🙂 oh and you might also love shrimp fried rice
1 cup rice
3 cup water
0.5 cup small thin pasta( i think its called vermicelli)
3 tbs oil
1 tbs butter
1 tsp salt
Rinse rice , drain it well. In a pan heat oil add vermichelli and brown it. Add butter then drained rice and saute it for a minute add salt and water, mix it lower head to low, cover it and let it cook for 10 minutes.
Thanks Olga 🙂 Sounds simple and delicious!
Heeeealthy food! My eyes like-like it!:)
And there are so many ways you could change it up! Your mouth would like-like it too! 🙂
Looks delicious. I plan to give this recipe a try. I’ve already tried your piroshki recipe. It liked it alot.
That’s fantastic! I’m so glad you enjoyed the piroshki 🙂 I hope you love these lettuce wraps as much as we do!
I think I will enjoy the shrimp. I love shrimp. I enjoyed making the piroskhi, so eating it was even better.
Oh my goodnes, your photography skills!))) I can’t keep up with you lol
Great idea with the shrimp, especially if one is trying to stay away from gluten!
Thank you and likewise! You have amazing food photography skills! This is a great gluten-free option. 🙂
IM DROOOOOOLING HERE!!!!!!!!!!!!! OH I GOTTA MAKE EM:) THANK YOU
You’re welcome dear. I hope you love them as much as we do! And make sure to wipe your keyboard for the next person! lol. 😉
Happy Wednesday, Natasha. Thanks for the lovely recipe.
Happy Wednesday to you as well Liz and you are welcome :).
I loved this recipe but peanut butter is not very popular in my country hence quite expensive and I’m sure there is no way I will ever find the sesame ginger dressing. So, is there any other sauce you think would taste just as good with the lettuce wraps?
What country are you in (curious ;))? Do you have a food processor where you could make your own peanut butter? If so, this recipe from Martha Stewart sounds good.
Brazil 🙂 Hmm, yeah, I do have a food processor, think I’m gonna try that then. Thanks for the tip ;D
Wow that’s awesome! I don’t believe I know anyone from Brazil, well, I guess I do now! Nice to meet you 🙂
Nice to mee you too! 🙂 Now you can even brag about having a fan in Brazil lol big fan of your site here, love your recipes and pics. Your work is really fantastic. And may I say you family is beautiful!
Thank you so much! 🙂 How on earth did you find me from Brazil? 🙂
I have been craving lettuce wraps. Thanks for this cool recipe, I want to try it. You buy shrimp at Costco?
What are you doing up as late as me? lol. It’s even worse in Idaho since we are an hour ahead! 😉 I have purchased shrimp at Costco but I actually think it’s spendier than Winco. I guess it depends on what’s on sale at Winco. Oh and the shrimp for this particular recipe came from Fred Meyer (they were on sale, surprise surprise ;)).
Yeah, you Idaho should be having dreams by that time. 🙂 I took a long nap and it ruined my whole schedule. But it gave me a nice boost of energy to do some deep cleaning at home 🙂
I was just wondering who has a good quality shrimp. We rarely buy it, I see you use it often.
Yeah, I just watch for when it goes on sale. 🙂 I purchased a bag at Costco recently and wasn’t necessarily impressed. If you can, buy shrimp that is from as nearby as possible (shrimp from Taiwan always tastes off to me and seems a little slippery).