Lettuce Wraps

I’ve pretty much given up bread in my daily life.  I don’t deny myself when we eat out or I’m travelling, but most days I don’t see a lot of bread or pasta.  One of my favorite substitutes has become lettuce wraps.  Usually they are messy and yummy, nothing I’d serve to anyone else.  But today’s were a bit more elegant, so I thought I’d share.

Tomorrow peaches arrive from the western slope, so if I get to the farm stand early enough I may actually get some.  They go fast.  The western slope of Colorado grows some of the best peaches anywhere.  If you search “peaches” in the W4DS box (if you’re unsure, see instructions here)  you’ll be treated to a slew of peach recipes.  Last year, this time, we had “Peach Week” – yeah I was pretty sick of peaches by the time we were done, but some good recipes came out of it.  Especially the peach salsa and peach chutney.  Yum.

Back to the chicken:

Easy Lettuce Wraps

  • 1 head romaine hearts, washed, dried and separated
  • 2 chicken breasts, cooked and diced
  • 1/2 cup pecans, chopped
  • 1 apple (I used a Jazz which had the perfect blend of sweet & tart for the chicken), cored and diced
  • salt & pepper to taste

Dressing:

  • 2 parts mayonnaise
  • 1 part red wine vinegar

Mine was 1/2 cup mayonnaise and 1/4 cup vinegar – you can adjust depending on how much dressing you like.

Mix chicken, pecans, apple and seasoning together.  Mix together dressing and combine with chicken.  This tastes best when it sits for a while – I usually put it together the night before – but 1/2 hour to an hour would be good.  Scoop a couple of tablespoons in each lettuce leaf.  Munch away.

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