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Quick Weekday Lettuce Wrap

Quick Weekday Lettuce Wrap

A lot of us have been looking to reduce our consumption of processed foods and meat products in 2023. If you find yourself struggling to stick to your health resolutions, we’re here to help! We’ve found that substitutions, rather than avoidance, is essential. Swap your steak for some tofu or tempeh every once in a while, and use crunchy butterhead leaves instead of bread or taco shells next time you make a snack. We promise you’ll be both pleasantly surprised and proud of yourself.

For this quick weekday lunch or dinner idea, we went fridge foraging for what we already had available and made something you’ll find yourself craving again and again.


  • BSF Butter Lettuce
  • Hummus
  • Tofu or Tempeh
  • Avocado
  • Cucumber
  • Balsamic Vinegar
  • Bruschetta or tomatoes
  • Japanese Yams


First, rip about four large leaves off of your butterhead. I usually make two lettuce wraps at a time, using two leaves for each wrap. This prevents ripping and adds a nice crunchy texture.

Next, spread some hummus onto your lettuce wraps, this helps hold everything together and prevents the ingredients from slipping off while you eat. Next add a big slice of pan seared marinated tempeh or tofu. Top it off with a slice of avocado for those healthy fats, some cucumber for more crunchiness, and some balsamic and bruschetta for that complementary acidity. As a side, I used some of my roasted Japanese yams that I prepped earlier in the week. These lettuce wraps are a life saver when I’m in a time crunch, they also make a great substitution for burger patties!