Vietnamese Shrimp Lettuce Wraps

5 from 2 reviews

Vietnamese-style Shrimp Lettuce Wraps with Nuoc Cham, a light and refreshing appetizer, perfect for hot summer days. Flavorful, healthy and low in carbs and calories.




  •  1 Head Butter Lettuce
  •  1 large avocado, sliced (optional)
  •  12 large prawns – cooked, peeled with tails off ( if they are very small, double the amout and do two prawns per wrap)
  • 6 radishes- sliced or cut into thin strips
  • optional veggies-grated or match stick carrots, shredded cabbage, sliced cucumber
  • 1/2 cup chopped mixed herbs ( mint, basil, cilantro)
  • 2 scallions diced
  • kosher salt

Nuoc Cham Dressing


Make Nuoc Cham. Stir sugar into lime juice, then add the rest of the ingredients. Garnish with a few herbs and a couple of slices of fresh chili.

Assemble wraps. Arrange butter lettuce leaves on a platter. Distribute prawns on each leaf. Add a slice of avocado and divide the veggies among each leaf. Sprinkle liberally with fresh herbs and scallions and a light sprinkling of kosher salt.

Serve immediately with Nuoc Cham.



Keywords: shrimp lettuce wraps, Vietnamese lettuce wraps