All your favorite cobb salad ingredients are loaded into a lettuce wrap for a healthy and delicious low-carb lunch!
If you are going low-carb or want to freshen up your usual office lunch, these Cobb Salad Lettuce Wraps are a no-brainer. It’s basically a hand-held salad that’s full of fresh veggies, protein, and flavor.
How to Make Cobb Salad Lettuce Wraps
Making these cobb salad lettuce wraps or any lettuce wrap is a simple process of creating a “base” with 2 large lettuce leaves and filling it with your choice of ingredients.
Lettuce wraps are an easy concept if you need more low-carb recipes in your life that are satiating and versatile since you can swap the ingredients for your favorite protein and veggies.
You can stuff it like a taco with taco meat, guacamole, and salsa, load it up with bacon and tomato, or fill it up with a homemade chicken salad. There’s no wrong way to do it and enjoy your favorite lunch recipes in a low-carb way.
These Cobb Salad Lettuce Wraps are one of the most popular lunches from Family Kickstart, my 30-Day clean eating program for families. The program is full of kid-approved recipes, a meal prep guide, and a completed shopping list.
Yes, that means that this healthy recipe is a kid-approved meal as well. Does it get any better? Maybe. Keep reading to find out 🙂
The Cobb Salad Filling
Everything you find in a cobb salad can be found in these lettuce cups. Here’s a rundown of what you’ll need to make these wraps happen:
- Cherry tomatoes- or regular tomatoes, diced.
- Avocado- avocado makes everything taste better.
- Hard-boiled egg- what’s a cobb salad without hard-boiled egg?
- Deli turkey- swap for deli ham or cut it in half with cooked, chopped bacon.
- Red onion- optional but adds a little extra crunch.
- Favorite dressing- Ranch or vinaigrette, I’ll let you decide.
These lettuce wraps usually happen with leftovers from a Cobb Salad Bar for a previous dinner. It’s an easy way to reutilize the leftovers, so no food goes to waste, and I get two meals from one meal prep session.
I love making mine with extra avocado and sometimes bacon or ham instead of turkey. Add a drizzle of Homemade Ranch, and it’s time to go to town! Watch how this quick lettuce wrap comes together in this recipe video.
Feel free to swap ingredients or use up the deli meat and veggies you already have on hand. Using the usual lunch ingredients in new ways keeps my family from getting burnt out with the same old sandwich and wrap.
If you planned to make turkey and cheese sandwiches for lunches, why not use the leftover with this recipe? See where I’m going? Let’s keep rolling with a few tips for building this lunch.
How to Keep the Lettuce Wrap from Falling Apart
Packing lettuce wraps for lunch is a smart move, but they can fall apart if not packed properly. Here are a few tips to make sure that doesn’t happen:
Instead of using just one large leaf to be your “base,” double up by placing one lettuce leaf on top of another. It makes a sturdier base and the ingredients intact.
Choose your lettuce wisely
Use Iceberg or Boston Bibb; the outer leaves tend to be large and round, making them perfect for wrap building.
How to Pack Cobb Salad Lettuce Wraps for Lunch
Cobb Salad Lettuce Wraps are the epitome of a healthy lunch that you can prep ahead and look forward to eating. Here’s how to make them a part of your weekly meal routine.
Choose your container
Opt for a container that will just fit the lettuce cups. This helps them to stay upright and prevents the ingredients from spilling over. I prefer these Easy Lunchbox Containers– which perfectly fits 1 or 2.
Build the lettuce wraps, but hold the dressing until you are ready to serve. This will prevent the lettuce from wilting. If you’re bringing these to the office, here are mini sauce containers to pack the dressing.
You can prep these lettuce wraps ahead and store them in lunch containers for up to 2 days. Since sliced avocado browns quickly, hold off on adding them to the lettuce cups until the morning you plan to pack or before eating.
More Low Carb Lettuce Wrap Recipes
Need some more low-carb lettuce wrap ideas? I’ve got you covered with more simple and delicious recipes below:
Recipe: Asian Chicken Salad Lettuce Wraps
Chicken and veggies tossed in sesame ginger dressing it’s light, satiating, and 100% delicious.
Recipe: Taco Lettuce Cups
Swap the tortilla for a lettuce wrap, and you can enjoy all your favorite taco night flavors.
Recipe: Buffalo Chicken Lettuce Cups
Smoky, saucy buffalo chicken, blue cheese crumbles, and ranch drizzles- it’s a vibe.
Recipe: Honey Chicken Lettuce Cups
A quick skillet recipe with ground chicken, veggies, and light sauce that’s easy to assemble and super refreshing in a lettuce cup.