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Asian Lettuce Jackets

September can be a hectic month, especially if you have school age children with back to school activities, etc.  Therefore, this month I thought I would share a “quick to the table” healthy dinner.  This recipe is made up of ideas, no measuring – be creative.  Also, this is a meal you can eat with your fingers – kids love it!

p.s. This is a recipe from my cookbook, Little Hands in the Kitchen.

Photo by Doug Korody
Photo by Doug Korody
photo by Doug Korody
photo by Doug Korody

Asian Lettuce Jackets


  • Butter lettuce or large spinach leaves
  • Shredded or diced rotisserie chicken (or any leftover chicken, pork, or beef you have on hand, diced and fried tofu, or cooked shrimp works good too!)
  • Shredded carrots (you can buy them this way!)
  • Bean sprouts
  • Peanuts (or nut of choice, we like cashews)
  • Fresh ginger, diced
  • Red onion, diced
  • Jalapeno, diced (optional)
  • Cilantro leaves
  • Plum or teriyaki sauce, optional


  1. Wash lettuce or spinach leaves, drain and dry. Place in a large bowl. Have all the remaining ingredients in bowls, or arrange on a large platter.
  2. To eat: fill a lettuce leaf with a combination of the above ingredients, fold, eat, enjoy!

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