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How to Cut Lettuce for Lettuce Wraps

author image Anna Aronson
Anna Aronson began working as a journalist in 2000 and spent six years at suburban Chicago newspapers before pursuing freelance work. She enjoys writing about health care topics, in particular obstetrics, pediatrics and nutrition. She received a Bachelor of Arts in journalism from Eastern Illinois University and is now studying for a Master of Science in medicine degree to become a physician's assistant.
How to Cut Lettuce for Lettuce Wraps
A healthy Asian lettuce wrap. Photo Credit: bushton3/iStock/Getty Images

Lettuce wraps gained in popularity in the 2000s, popping up on menus all across the country. Their popularity is fueled, in part, by low-carbohydrate and no-carbohydrate diets. Lettuce wraps are often served as an appetizer but can also be used as a salad course or as an entree. They can be filled with any variety of foods, but often are made with Asian flavors and ingredients. Making a lettuce wrap is similar to making a taco. Preparing the lettuce takes just a few minutes.

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Step 1

Rinse head of lettuce under the kitchen faucet. Wash the lettuce thoroughly, rotating it around to make sure any dirt is rinsed away.

Step 2

Shake excess water from the lettuce.

Step 3

Dry lettuce on by patting it with a kitchen towel or paper towels. You can also allow it to air dry if you are not pressed for time.

Step 4

Cut the stem end of the head of lettuce off with a kitchen knife and discard it.

Step 5

Remove pieces of lettuce from the head and place on a plate or cutting board for use later in making the lettuce wraps.

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