How to Make a Lettuce Wrap Sandwich (Low Carb!)

Ever wonder how to make a lettuce wrap sandwich? These easy lettuce wraps are the perfect low-carb, keto, and healthy sandwich without the bread! For years I’ve loved getting a sandwich wrapped in lettuce from a local deli in New York, and now I have mastered making my own lettuce sandwich wraps at home!

How to make a lettuce wrap sandwich

How do you make lettuce wraps?

See below for our fool proof method on wrapping these lettuce wrap sandwiches!

What kind of lettuce is used for lettuce wraps?

Iceberg lettuce! We’ve tried this with romaine lettuce, butter lettuce, and more, and nothing beats the crunch and ease of wrapping like the iceberg lettuce.

Lettuce sandwich wraps

How to make a lettuce wrap sandwich

For years I’ve stopped at a local deli near my mom’s house for lettuce wraps. These pictures are just from the last 12 months! While they are our road trip tradition at this point, I’ve always wanted to make them at home. The issue was that they never came out just right! We have now perfected the lettuce wrap technique and are so excited to share it with you!

Easy Lettuce Wraps

What to put in your lettuce wrap

Get creative! You can fill your lettuce sandwich wraps with all sorts of things, like:

The options are endless!

Watch the video:

Healthy Lettuce Wraps


How to Make a Lettuce Wrap Sandwich (Low Carb!)

A lettuce wrap sandwich.
  • Author: Lexi
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 1 1x


  • 1 head lceberg lettuce, cored and outer leaves removed
  • 1 tablespoon grainy mustard
  • 4 slices organic turkey
  • 2 strips bacon, cooked and cut in half
  • 1 slice cheese, cut in half
  • 2 slices tomato
  • 1 thin slice red onion
  • 1 piece of parchment paper, 14″ x 14″


  1. Lay large square of parchment down on your work surface.
  2. Layer 5-8 large pieces of lettuce in the middle of parchment paper. You want your lettuce base to measure out to be about 9″ by 10″. If your lettuce pieces are breaking, it’s okay to layer smaller ones together.
  3. Spread mustard in the middle of the lettuce wrap.
  4. Layer turkey, cheese, bacon, tomato and red onion on top of mustard.
  5. Using parchment paper as a guide, as tightly as you can roll the lettuce up, starting with the end closest to you.
  6. Once you the roll has begun, tuck the ends of the wraps towards the middle.
  7. Continue to roll the lettuce wrap, keeping it as tight as possible and using the parchment paper to guide you.
  8. When it is completely wrapped, roll the remainder of the parchment around the lettuce tightly.
  9. Using a serrated knife, slice though the lettuce wrap almost completely, leaving the bottom piece of the parchment intact. This helps keep it together.


  • Calories: 433
  • Sugar: 1.8g
  • Sodium: 1689 mg
  • Fat: 29.7g
  • Saturated Fat: 11.1g
  • Carbohydrates: 11g
  • Fiber: 0.8g
  • Protein: 45.5g
  • Cholesterol: 171mg

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April 4, 2018

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65 Responses

  1. The video was EXTREMELY helpful! Just reading the instructions I couldn’t see how I wouldn’t be eating parchment paper!! LOL!

  2. I really love this idea using lettuce instead of normal sandwich. It looks healthier and more attractive!!
    I’m gonna try it for my rush lunch soonnnn ??

    1. Hi Pam! You can try romaine, but trust us when we say they are hands down 10x better with iceberg! You get this great crunch with it that you can’t get with other lettuce!

  3. Lexi, i love lettuce wraps. I have been wanting to make them for my husband so he will stop eating bread. His work doesn’t allow to stop and eat healthy salad. He eats when he drives his work truck. I am going to try this method with pp and hopefully it will work. Thank you for this wonderful tutorial on how to do it! I LOVE IT !

  4. Oops!!! After writing this, I realized that the “Baby Lettuce” mix in my fridge might have romaine in it. And so it does — out she goes.

  5. Looks good! but I am genuinely curious how turkey can be organic?

    *Spoiler it can’t
    *Another Spoiler: Just because something is organic, it doesn’t change the nutritional value or make it “healthier”

  6. Made it, loved it- first try wasn’t very neat a little messy to eat. Any tips for folding in lettuce edges?

    Thanks for sharing this!

  7. Have you ever seen vids of people rolling compound butter and using a sheet pan to make the roll super taut? Wonder if that would work here. I’m going to have to try it!

  8. You can remove the core of the iceberg lettuce and just have the leaves ready to use. Grasp the head of lettuce with both hands and bump the core firmly directly down on your counter top. You may need to do this more than once, but check after the first bump. This loosens the core and you can twist it slightly and the entire core will lift right out. I can’t wait to make these lettuce wraps. Thanks for the video. It really helped.

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  9. This looks awesome. Do you have a recipe for the egg salad one pictured? Or can you tell me what’s in it? 3rd one, top row. Can’t wait to make this for lunch this week. Thanks for sharing!!

  10. If you have Ad Blocker or a popup blocker on your browser (Chrome) you may not see the video. I could not see the video play button until I turned off AdGuard.

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  11. Amazing appetizer idea that will go along perfectly with Slow Cooker dishes…
    I really like the idea of wrapping sandwiches in lettuce, it gives some freshness and is healthy too..
    (note that your video doesn’t load)

  12. I just tried this and it turned out amazing!!! The video is spot on. Thanks so much for sharing this.

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  13. Thank you! I have been struggling with my wraps falling apart and oozing condiments all over!
    The video is very helpful!

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  14. I cut out the core of the lettuce then I put cold water in a deep bowl and pump the lettuce up and down in the water. The leaves will separate easily.

    1. Double checking, but as an FYI someone with an average diet is recommended to have about 250-350g carbs a day so about 75-100g a meal 🙂

  15. wrapssss…… ahhh these are one of my favorite food choice. now its another addition in my wraps family.can’t wait to tried it .thank you for this one.

  16. Hi, thank you so much Lexi, finally I found a very clean recipe on a clean site. One of the most delicious sandwiches I have ever tried. I must appreciate the work you are doing for us! Your online presence is worth flowing!

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  17. I love your website! I came looking to learn how to make lettuce wraps and I received so much more! I love the layout and the colors.

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  18. Love Lexi’s recipes!! Time and time again she amazes me. This lettuce wrap “how to” video was perfect. I am no expert, but with her guidance I made myself a delicious “unwhich”!! Thanks, Lexi!!!

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  19. Hi, for some reason I’m getting paper in my wrap at the very end. This is after I cut it in half. Where am I going wrong? It’s just the last bit of the wrap and I have to take it apart a little and that kind of messes up the wrap, LOL

    1. Hi Fred. If you notice in the video, we are using the paper to help guide the lettuce wrap together, but we are careful to not wrap the paper up in the wrap….if that makes sense. because you roll it, you take the paper out of the equation, and just use it as a guide.

  20. Hi Lexi, thank you so much for sharing this recipe. Your article inspired my mom to make lettuce wraps, which turned out very tasty.

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    1. No, definitely don’t eat the parchment paper. You’ll see in the video that we make sure the parchment isn’t tucked into the lettuce. Treat the parchment like you would tinfoil on a burrito. It’s not edible.

  21. Kitchen appliances and all ingredients are perfect in this article, love to hear about the sandwich.
    Thank you

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