Asian Lettuce Wraps

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Asian Lettuce Wraps

This is an exciting small-plate addition to a party. It allows each guest to pick and choose their own ingredients for their Asian-style wrap. And it allows you to say, "Everything's 100% Pritikin healthy -- very low in calories, sodium, sugar, and fat, and very high in fiber and beneficial nutrients."
Prep Time45 minutes
Active Time15 minutes
Total Time1 hour
Course: Appetizer, Dinner, Entertaining, Lunch, Main Course, Main Dish, Side Dish, Vegetarian
Cuisine: Asian, Gourmet, Slow Yet Simple, Vegetarian
Yield: 12 servings


  • 8 ounces soba noodles uncooked
  • 1 quart water
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil roasted
  • 1/4 cup scallions sliced
  • 1 tablespoon vinegar rice
  • 2 pints cucumbers hothouse, cut into long thin strips
  • 1/2 cup lemon juice freshly squeezed
  • 1 tablespoon paprika
  • 2 carrots cut into long thin strips
  • 3 tablespoons cilantro leaves picked from stems and chopped
  • 1 teaspoon ginger root freshly grated
  • 1/2 cup plain yogurt, fat free
  • 3 sprigs dill freshly chopped
  • 1 pint bean sprouts (fresh)
  • 1 pint alfalfa sprouts (fresh)
  • 4 cups red bell peppers cut into long thin strips
  • 1 cup rice (basmati brown) cooked
  • 2 pounds butterhead lettuce separated into 12 leaves or more


  • Cook soba noodles in 1 quart of water until soft. Drain. Cool in ice water for about 2 minutes. When cool, remove noodles and toss with sesame oil, scallions, and vinegar. Let sit for 1 hour.
  • Meanwhile, mix cucumbers, lemon juice, and paprika. Let marinate for 1 hour.
  • Steam carrots (about 2 minutes) and let cool.
  • In a blender, mix cilantro, ginger, yogurt, and dill.
  • On a large serving plate, serve small piles of the following: 1) noodles, 2) cucumbers, 3) carrots, 4) bean sprouts, 5) alfalfa sprouts, 5) red bell peppers, 6) rice, and 7) whole lettuce leaves.
  • Accompany with yogurt sauce.
  • Spoon into each lettuce leaf desired ingredients, including sauce, and wrap.