In search of some tasty sauces for lettuce wraps? I’ve got you covered with this handy guide. From creamy sauces, to spicy sauces, tangy sauces and more!
Lettuce wraps are a delightful and healthy option for a light meal or appetizer.
Packed with fresh ingredients and bursting with flavors, lettuce wraps offer a unique and refreshing dining experience.
However, what takes these wraps to the next level is the sauce that accompanies them.
From tangy and zesty to sweet and spicy, the right sauce can transform a simple lettuce wrap into a flavor-packed delight.
In this post, we will explore 15+ delectable sauces that will elevate your lettuce wraps from delish to amazzzing! 🤩 🤩 🤩
The BEST Sauces for Lettuce Wraps
TzatzikiTzatziki is a classic Greek sauce made with yogurt, cucumber, garlic, and fresh herbs. Its creamy texture and tangy flavors provide a cool and refreshing contrast to the fillings in your lettuce wraps. Tzatziki pairs beautifully with lettuce wraps filled with grilled chicken, lamb, or falafel.
PF Chang's-Inspired SaucePF Chang's sauce is a combination of savory, tangy, and slightly sweet flavors that perfectly complement their famous lettuce wraps. While the exact recipe is a closely guarded secret, here's a homemade version that captures the essence of the original!
Sweet Soy SauceSweet soy sauce is a thick, syrupy sauce that originates from Indonesian cuisine. It has a unique balance of sweetness and umami flavors, making it an excellent choice for adding depth to your lettuce wraps. This sauce pairs beautifully with lettuce wraps filled with grilled chicken, beef, shrimp, or even tofu.
Stir Fry SauceStir fry sauce is a versatile and savory option that can add depth and richness to your lettuce wraps. This sauce is commonly used in Asian-inspired stir fry dishes but works wonderfully as a dipping sauce for lettuce wraps too. To make a simple stir fry sauce, combine soy sauce, oyster sauce, garlic, ginger, sesame oil, and a touch of honey for a balance of flavors. This sauce pairs well with lettuce wraps filled with a variety of proteins such as chicken, beef, shrimp, or tofu.
Tangy Lime Cilantro DressingGive your lettuce wraps a refreshing and zesty twist with a tangy lime cilantro dressing. Blend together lime juice, cilantro, garlic, honey, and olive oil for a vibrant and citrusy dressing that complements chicken or shrimp lettuce wraps beautifully.
Chipotle SauceChipotle crema is a creamy and smoky sauce that adds a delightful kick to your lettuce wraps. This sauce combines the smoky heat of chipotle peppers with the richness of sour cream or Greek yogurt, creating a flavorful and versatile sauce. To make chipotle crema, blend together canned chipotle peppers in adobo sauce, sour cream or Greek yogurt, lime juice, garlic powder, and a pinch of salt. Adjust the amount of chipotle peppers according to your desired level of spiciness. This sauce pairs exceptionally well with lettuce wraps filled with grilled chicken, beef, or even roasted vegetables.
Mango SalsaFor a burst of tropical sweetness, top your lettuce wraps with a vibrant mango salsa. Dice ripe mangoes and mix them with red bell pepper, red onion, lime juice, and cilantro. This fruity salsa complements lettuce wraps filled with grilled chicken or shrimp.
Raita SauceRaita is a yogurt-based sauce that is commonly served as a side dish in Indian cuisine. Its creamy and tangy flavors make it an excellent accompaniment to lettuce wraps. Raita pairs well with lettuce wraps filled with grilled chicken, lamb, or even vegetarian options like falafel.
Classic Peanut SauceA staple in Asian cuisine, peanut sauce adds a rich and nutty flavor to your lettuce wraps. Made with peanut butter, soy sauce, lime juice, and a touch of sweetness, this sauce pairs perfectly with lettuce wraps filled with grilled chicken or tofu.
Spicy Sriracha MayoFor those who enjoy a little heat, a spicy sriracha mayo is the perfect choice. Blend mayonnaise with Sriracha sauce, lime juice, and a dash of garlic powder for a creamy and fiery sauce that complements lettuce wraps filled with shrimp or beef.
Ginger Sesame SauceThe combination of ginger and sesame is a match made in culinary heaven. Create a sauce by blending together ginger, soy sauce, sesame oil, rice vinegar, and honey. Drizzle this sauce over lettuce wraps filled with marinated grilled pork or vegetables for an explosion of Asian-inspired flavors.
Sweet Chili SauceAdd a touch of sweetness and tanginess to your lettuce wraps with a sweet chili sauce. This versatile sauce can be made with red chili peppers, garlic, sugar, vinegar, and a hint of fish sauce. It pairs exceptionally well with lettuce wraps filled with grilled seafood or crispy tofu.
Hoisin SauceHoisin sauce brings a delightful blend of sweetness and umami to your lettuce wraps. This traditional Chinese sauce, made from soybeans, garlic, chili peppers, and various spices, adds depth of flavor to lettuce wraps filled with grilled beef or duck.
Korean BBQ SauceInfuse your lettuce wraps with the bold and savory flavors of Korean cuisine using a homemade Korean BBQ sauce. Combine soy sauce, brown sugar, garlic, ginger, and sesame oil to create a sauce that pairs perfectly with lettuce wraps filled with marinated grilled pork or beef.
Many of these sauce recipes can be made ahead of time and stored in the refrigerator for a few days or even in the freezer. Simply check the individual recipes for full storing instructions and details on how to make ahead.
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In search of some tasty sauces for lettuce wraps? I’ve got you covered with this handy guide. From creamy sauces, to spicy sauces, tangy sauces and more! Try this PF Chang inspired dipping sauce. It's so delicious!
Prepare the marinade by mixing all of the ingredients together in a small bowl.
Mix the ground chicken meat, water chestnuts, chopped mushrooms and garlic with all the Marinade ingredients. Set aside for 15 minutes.
Meanwhile, make the sauce. Combine soy sauce, rice vinegar, chili oil and green onions. For a mild sauce add 1 teaspoon of chili garlic sauce. For a medium sauce add 1/2 teaspoon of hot mustard plus 2 teaspoons chili garlic sauce. For a hot sauce and 1 teaspoon of hot mustard plus 3 teaspoons of chili garlic sauce. Stir well. Set aside.
Heat the oil in a wok or saute pan over high heat. Once hot, add the chicken. Stir-fry the chicken, breaking it up with a spoon until cooked through.
Spoon the chicken into lettuce cups and serve with the sauce on the side. Enjoy!