Recipes ofStephanie Searor, MS RD LDN RYT-200

Registered Dietitian Nutritionist

Dietitian passionate about helping people fall back in love with their bodies and their relationship with food


Ginger Pork Lettuce Wraps

Tuesday, August 20, 2019
Total time
30 minutes
Preparation time
15 minutes

Garlic and ginger add depth to this great appetizer. Serve with steamed Jasmine rice to turn this side into a main course.

or1 pound ground pork (not sausage)
or1/2 cup finely chopped bell pepper
or1/2 cup finely chopped onion
or4 oz water chestnuts, drained and chopped
or1 tablespoon ginger puree
or4 cloves raw garlic, smashed and chopped
or2 tablespoons Hoisin sauce
or2 tablespoons coconut aminos (or soy sauce if you aren't GF)
or2 tablespoons sesame oil
or1 tablespoon rice wine vinegar
or2 tablespoons green onions
or1 head butter or leaf lettuce, rinsed and separated
In a large saute pan, cook the peppers, onions, water chestnuts, garlic, and ginger in the sesame oil for about 5 minutes, or until the vegetables start to soften.
Add the pork to the vegetables in the pan, breaking up the meat until it's very small and cooked through, about 5-7 minutes.
Add the coconut aminos, Hoisin sauce, and rice wine vinegar to the pork and vegetable mixture. Stir to combine, turn the heat down to low, and simmer for 5 more minutes.
Garnish the pork with the scallions. Serve in the lettuce cups for a delicious appetizer!
Nutritional information
Per 100 gPer portion (303 g)% DRI
Energy150 kcal456 kcal23 %
Fat10 g32 g48 %
Fatty acids, total saturated3 g10 g50 %
Cholesterol27 mg82 mg27 %
Sodium157 mg477 mg20 %
Carbohydrate7 g20 g7 %
Sugars2 g5 gremove
Fiber1 g2 g9 %
Protein7 g23 gremove