Lettuce-wrapped leftovers

A healthy way to serve leftovers – yes please! These lettuce wraps are the perfect solution to getting rid of those leftovers that you don’t want to throw away, but aren’t enough to make a meal of… And, I bought the perfectly-trimmed and washed lettuce right from the grocery store. You can’t miss ’em – they call them “Lettuce Wraps.” You’ll want a leafier, less-rigid lettuce – romaine isn’t ideal for wrapping.

I used some leftover Tilapia and some leftover chicken thighs for these. I just cut both up into bite-size pieces and heated them up a little. I also cut carrots, zucchini, cucumbers, and onions into matchstick-size pieces. That’s what I used, because that’s what I had on hand, but you can build your wraps with whatever you have in the fridge. Leftover steak, tuna fish, or rotisserie chicken would also be really good!

To add tons of flavor, I also created a salsa with some leftover corn, about half a jalapeno, a handful of grape tomatoes, finely diced dill pickle, and a little fresh parsley – yep, all leftovers! A spicy sauce to top it off was yummy – mix these together:

  • 2 Tbsp of store-bought sesame-garlic sauce
  • 1 Tbsp honey
  • 1/2 Tbsp Sriracha
  • 1 Tbsp rice wine vinegar

I put all of the components on a pretty platter and sat at the kitchen island with my hubby while we ate with our hands – perfection!

 

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