Sweet & Spicy Eggplant Lettuce Wraps

This Sweet & Spicy Eggplant lettuce wraps are an easy, light and delicious meal and can be prepared in under 20 minutes. They are bursting with freshness from the crisp lettuce and meatiness from the eggplant & bell peppers.

These delicious, mouthwatering Sweet & Spicy Eggplant Lettuce Wraps are filled with amazing flavors and I can feel good about eating these for dinner. I usually just pair these with a simple side salad for dinner and our tummies are full and satisfied. Target achieved… happy dance!! I am sure you would have noticed the pun here. Honestly, we love shopping at Target and were recently shopping for return gifts or my son R3’s birthday. I was surprised at the variety of gifts you could between $2-5. We bought everything we needed for the birthday party and for this delicious Meatless lettuce wraps at Target!!
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Me and my family first tasty lettuce wraps at  P.F. Chang’s. I also have a lot of friends & family that go there and always order their lettuce wraps.I must admit, they are very darn tasty. But I will also say that I think my Sweet & Spicy Eggplant lettuce wraps could give those lettuce wraps run for their money  😉 And a bonus is, you are making them yourself, so you know exactly what is going in and can control the ingredients.
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I do not believe in depriving myself of the things I love but I try hard to balance it with a lot of healthy food including vegetables, greens, legumes, and grains. We follow the 80/20 in my house and it has always worked for us.
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I topped it all off with some cilantro (obv), chopped peanuts, and a bit more of the sauce used on the Eggplant.

You seriously need to try these wraps ASAP!!! I’ve been thinking about and craving them  all week and will likely make another batch of them this weekend and serve it over some cooked Quinoa or Rice

Here’s what you’ll need to make this Sweet & Spicy Eggplant Lettuce Wraps

  • 2 eggplant, cut into thick sticks
  • 1 small onion/sliced
  • 1/2 green bell pepper/ sliced
  • a small piece of ginger/ julienne
  • 5 cloves garlic/chopped
  • green chili according to your taste buds
  • for the Sweet and Spicy Sauce
  • 1 tsp 5 spice powder
  • 1/2 tbsp Fennel seed/sauf/optional

For the sauce

Instructions :

  • Heat a pan, put in oil, add fennel seeds, and garlic and ginger saute it for few seconds.
    Add the eggplant and green chilies.
    Add the onions and bell peppers, and stir-fry briefly.
    Add sweet & spicy sauce.
    Stir it well.
    serve it with Butter or Bibb lettuce.Garnish with toasted sesame seed, peanuts or cashews, and ginger if desired.

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25 Comments
Dawn - Girl Heart Food
Eggplant never looked so good! And I happen to LOVE lettuce wraps so these need to happen soon! I could definitely eat a whole lotta these :)
Claudia Lamascolo
This looks amazing and I adore eggplant!
Pam Greer
I love these healthy wraps! Whenever my CSA gives me eggplant I am always searching for ways to use it! This is going on the list!
Sues
This looks like my kind of meal! I love finding fun new ways to enjoy eggplant and to convince my husband he actually likes it! Pinning to make!!
Gloria
Eggplant was one of those veggies that took me a long time to experiment with. Not sure why. Perhaps because as a kid my mom NEVER cooked it. These look awesome, and now that we enjoy eggplant, this would make a delicious lunch or dinner.
Allison
These look perfect! I had planned chicken lettuce wraps for dinner, but I think I'm going to change it up and try these!
Shannon
I never thought that I would say a recipe involving lettuce sounds delicious but here I am saying exactly that! This is a really unique recipe and I'm definitely going to be adding this to my 'must try' list so thank you for sharing!www.sweetserendipityblog.co.uk
Ellen @Zyrakuma
Yum!! I love lettuce wraps. Never tried it with eggplants before but that sounds so delicious.
Jennifer Maune
These look delicious! Love all of the fun lettuce wrap combos so healthy eating doesn't get too boring!-Jennifer https://maunelegacy.com
Patricia @ Grab a Plate
What a great dish! Eggplant is my favorite and I love how you've added them to lettuce wraps - fabulous!

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