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!)

  • 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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69 Responses

  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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.

    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 🙂

  5. 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.

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

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  8. 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)

  9. 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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  10. 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!!

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