Lettuce wraps or Lettuce tacos - gluten free, dairy free, nightshade free, soy free, keto

When you cannot find those Trader Joes Lettuce Wraps anymore and this was the food that you lived off of for years while single…well, you just have to recreate them!


Tortilla are delicious, but at times you need a change of pace:

Eat Lettuce Tortillas!

Where is the origin of Lettuce Wraps? China and Southeast Asia.

Why are we using Macadamia Nuts? Why are they so special and delicious? Here is an another scrumptious recipe and some history behind this rare, Hawaiian nut or is it seed?


Related recipes:

Eggnog Chocolate Macadamia Fudgies

Chocolate Macadamia Avocado Mousse



Makes about 12 servings


1 medium shallot, peeled and minced (recommend food processing)

3 medium garlic cloves, peeled and minced (recommend food processing)

3 teaspoons ground ginger 

2 pounds ground meat of your choice

6 Tablespoons olive oil 

Ground pepper to taste 

6 ounce macadamia nuts, dry roasted (can be replaced with chestnuts)

2 Tablespoon gluten free soy sauce or coconut aminos 

2 Tablespoon rice vinegar 

1 cup carrots, de-stemmed, grated (use food processor on chop mode) 

1 head butter lettuce, washed and leaves separated



Preheat oven to 250 F.

Place nuts in a single layer on a shallow baking pan and roast in oven for 10 minutes. Remove nuts from oven to cool. When cooled, mince in food processor.

In a large skillet, place oil, meat, garlic, ginger, shallot, and pepper. Cook over medium-high heat until meat is cooked through and no pink is visible. Stir intermittently and crumble meat while cooking to ensure evenly cooked.

Add the nuts, coconut aminos, rice vinegar, and carrots. Stir to combine.

Fill each lettuce leaf with approximately 1/4 cup of meat and enjoy!


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