Miss Mélange
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Lettuce wraps Eat Well, Eat Happy, but I added and changed quite a few things. Don’t like peanuts? Leave them out. Don’t eat pork? Use turkey or beef instead. The possibilities are endless. The carrot and daikon radish salad is light and refreshing; a perfect compliment to the wraps. Make this for a healthy, light lunch this weekend and I promise you won’t be disappointed!

Ingredients:

For the Wraps:

1 Tbsp coconut oil*

1 Tbsp toasted Sesame Oil

1/2 cup thinly sliced Green Onions

1 1/2 Tbsp Fresh Ginger

2 cloves minced Garlic

1/2 tsp Red Pepper Flakes

1 1/4 Lb Ground Pork (or Turkey, chicken or beef)

3 Tbsp Tamari Sauce (gluten free)

1 Tbsp Rice Vinegar

1 gluten-free sauce of your choice such as sweet chili sauce, peanut sauce or plum sauce

16 Butter Lettuce Leaves (from 2 small heads)

Fresh Basil Leaves, for garnish

Chopped Peanuts, for garnish (optional)

Limes, for garnish (optional)

* You can use any vegetable oil, however coconut is by far the healthiest oil to cook with. Here’s why

Heat oils in large frying pan over medium heat. Add green onions, ginger, garlic and red pepper flakes and cook, stirring constantly, until fragrant but not browned, about 2 minutes.

Add pork to pan and cook, stirring to break into pieces, until pork is no longer pink, about 7 minutes. Add tamari sauce and vinegar and cook 1 minute more. Transfer mixture to bowl.

To serve, spoon some of the pork into center of lettuce leaf, top with peanuts, shreds of basil leaves, and sauce of your choice. Spritz with lime. collage lettuce wraps

For the salad:

3 Carrots, shredded

1 large Daikon Radish, shredded

1 Tbsp honey

1 Tbsp Rice Vinegar

1 Tbsp Toasted Sesame Oil

Add shredded radish and carrots to a bowl. In separate bowl, whisk together the honey, vinegar and toasted sesame oil. Combine and enjoy! DSC00440

Happy weekend!

One cannot think well, love well, sleep well, if one has not dined well. -Virginia Woolf

2 Comments on Tasty & Healthy Lettuce Wraps with Carrot & Daikon Radish Side Salad

    • Emily
      January 10, 2014 at 8:56 pm (4 years ago)

      Thanks so much! It tastes as good as it looks :) Thanks for visiting my blog! I took a look around yours too and I love it!

      Reply

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