Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Lettuce Wraps with Peppers spicy and everyones favorite at home

Lettuce Wraps with Peppers 

One you make a choice to eat healthy and make it a life style change it's hard to eat food that's mono colored. Healthy eating to me means having fresh, organic as much as possible, and multitude of colors on your plate and preferably in their original recognizable shape . I cringe when I have to make meals with just one ingredient. Prefer to include greens, some healthy portion of nuts, spices and tons of vegetables.

Lettuce wraps are a favorite at home. Had it first time at P.F. Chang's and since then keep going back just for wraps. Inspired by P.F. Chang's  here is my version. P.S I am really particular about cutting vegetables to a specific and uniform size ALWAYS, I am obsessed that way :). Feel free to cut the veggies to suit your taste.

2 medium sized Yellow, Red, Orange peppers each chopped extremely fine
1/2 cup of Chestnuts, skip if you cannot find it
1/2 cup walnuts
2 shallots substitute with medium sized red onion
1 Jalapeño
1/4 cup mixed greens corriander & mint 
fresh butter lettuce 

For Dressing
1/4 cup white wine vinegar
1/4 cup chili sauce
3 tbsp of garlic olive oil/ use olive oil if you can't find flavored oil
2 tbsp of spicy mustard
1 tsp of brown sugar/sugar
salt according to taste
fresh pepper
chili pepper flakes according to taste

1. Seperate lettuce leaves and wash and allow to dry
2. Cut all the vegetables finely including chestnuts
3. Heat a tbsp of olive oil in a pan and add the diced vegetables, including chestnuts, salt and pepper and sauté  for a minute or two till they get caramelized. Keep aside to cool

4. Mix all the ingredients for the dressing

5. Layer lettuce leaves and scoop a big portion of vegetables and pour over the dressing
6. Sprinkle with lemon juice and chopped walnuts and serve
It's like a party in your mouth, such layers of flavors from spicy, sweet and sour. Nuts give an additional texture to wraps. Make it a weeknight dinner and allow for kids to serve the way the like. Makes for a fun dinner/ snack.


Rafeeda AR said...

I love the lettuce wraps at PF Changs! Love this vegeterian version, looks colorful...

Angie Schneider said...

I am too a fan of lettuce wraps! This looks so colourful and tasty.

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