Gluten Free Crunchy Mushroom Lettuce Wraps Recipe

by Chrystal Johnson on April 4, 2014

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lettuce-wrapsWhen I used to frequent PF Changs many years ago, one of my favorite appetizers was their lettuce wraps. Now, I have to be very careful eating Asian cuisine as so much of it has hidden gluten in it. Even if there isn’t gluten based flours in anything, most soy sauce isn’t gluten free, so you really have to be careful.

Since partaking in the Mushroom Makeover challenge with the Mushroom Council, I have been experimenting a lot with mushroom recipes. I love how the texture of mushrooms can complement so many different cuisines, including Asian inspired meals.

A lot of lettuce wraps have those crunchy noodles in them, but I have to avoid them. Instead, I swapped them out with water chestnuts. For some reason, eating water chestnuts always reminds me of my childhood (I think my mom made a few recipes using them).

I was thrilled with how well this recipe came out. And they’re a low calorie, real food meal so you don’t have to worry about overindulging.

Gluten Free Crunchy Mushroom Lettuce Wraps Recipe



  1. Prepare all of the vegetables.
  2. Heat coconut oil in a cast iron pan, then add carrots, onion and water chestnut. Cook for 3-5 minutes.
  3. Add mushrooms and garlic. Cook for another 3-5 minutes.
  4. Add tamari, honey and Sriacha. Then cook for 5 minutes, or until everything is cooked through.
  5. Spoon the mixture into individual leaves of butter lettuce.
  6. Wrap and serve as an appetizer or a main dish.

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About Chrystal Johnson

Chrystal, publisher of Happy Mothering, is a mother of two sweet girls who believes in living a simple, natural lifestyle. A former marketing manager, Chrystal spends her time researching green and eco-friendly alternatives to improve her family's life. She enjoys sharing those discoveries with anyone who's willing to listen.

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1 Josef Jan Rosenfeld April 4, 2014 at 12:31 pm

sharing this on the Candy Tree Gluten Free Licorice Facebook page.


2 Tiffany (NatureMom) April 7, 2014 at 1:03 pm

I adore mushrooms. These looks wonderful!
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3 Nibbles By Nic April 7, 2014 at 5:10 pm

Love anything with mushrooms! Thanks so much for stopping by Munching Mondays with this great nibble!! Warmest, Nic


4 Alicia@ eco friendly homemaking April 7, 2014 at 7:20 pm

Oh my goodness these look so delicious! So glad to have discovered your blog!


5 Cindy @ Hun... What's for Dinner? April 8, 2014 at 6:08 am

What a wonderful meat free meal! Thanks for sharing at Simple Supper Tuesday.
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6 Samantha @ Florassippi Girl April 8, 2014 at 5:51 pm

These sound wonderful! Thank you for sharing the recipe! Pinning and making very soon! :)
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7 Meme @ Making Healthy a Lifestyle April 9, 2014 at 8:30 am

I use to LOVE PF Changs Lettuce wraps, but havent had them in forever. I cant wait to try to make your version of them!
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8 Ricki @ The Questionable Homesteader April 10, 2014 at 3:21 pm

I really love this, not only because it looks delicious but because I don’t have to make any adjustments to remove the meat, yay for me.
Thank you so much for sharing and I can’t wait to make some for myself.
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9 Joyce @ It's Your Life April 10, 2014 at 6:31 pm

This is different from alot of lettuce wrap recipes I have seen, pinned it. Followed you here from The Weekend re-Treat, love for you to share on Real Food Fridays.
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10 Ronda April 11, 2014 at 3:47 pm

Lettuce wraps are a favorite of mine. Thanks for bringing them over and linking up at the Weekend Social. I hope to see you again next week!
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11 Denise April 11, 2014 at 4:40 pm

Chrystal these were so amazing! I had to use low sodium soy sauce and garlic chili sauce since that is what I had, but they were so good! I love the natural sweetness from the carrot and honey. I tried a squeeze of lime on one, it had a sweet and sour thing going on. I really enjoyed your recipe. Pinned them to my Lettuce Wrap board and will be pinning to my Foods I Tried board. Thanks for sharing your delicious recipe.
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12 Chrystal Johnson April 11, 2014 at 4:51 pm

I’m so glad you liked them! I’ll have to try a squeeze of lime next time!


13 Joanne T Ferguson April 11, 2014 at 9:58 pm

G’day! Looks great!
Great recipe to share at the Foodie Friends Friday Copycat Recipes Party
Cheers! Joanne
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