Wrapping a Sandwich in Lettuce: It Works!
August 20, 2015 15 Comments
I am not gluten-free nor do I aspire to be. But, there is much to be learned from new attempts at cuisine.
Like a sandwich made with lettuce instead of bread.
I have tried to make “lettuce” wrapped food in the past and found that the concoction fell apart in my hands causing a big mess. Why not just make a salad and put the fixings on the top?
If you are taking your lunch to work or somewhere that a fork would be a pain – it would be a good thing to be able to pick up the sandwich.
My thinking here was that I hadn’t used the correct lettuce when I had attempted lettuce sandwiches in the past. I needed something TOUGH. I bought a head of iceberg - seriously strong versus other lettuces - to see if I could make a lettuce sandwich that would hold together.
After making a big mess, I came up with cutting the head of lettuce in half so you can easily get “slices” to roll up your sandwich fixings. The leaves from the entire head are much too big to work with and turn out floppy sandwiches.
This sandwich is crunchy, salty, and quite refreshing (especially if the weather is hot). It also does feel like a sandwich!
Have you tried to make lettuce wrapped sandwiches?
Lettuce Wrapped Sandwich Recipe
Makes 4 sandwiches
1 head iceberg lettuce
4 teaspoons hummus
¼ pound sliced turkey breast meat (low sodium)
1 cucumber, sliced into 1 inch long pieces
Slice head of lettuce in half. Remove 4 leaves of lettuce big enough to wrap a sandwich. Spread one teaspoon of hummus on each leaf, layer a slice of turkey, and a few pieces of cucumber.
Roll up the sandwich and fix into place with toothpicks.
One sandwich is 51 calories, 1.0 g fat, 0.0 g saturated fat, 5.2 g carbohydrates, 2.5 g sugar, 5.8 g protein, 0.9 g fiber, 308 mg sodium, 1 Points+
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