What To Serve With Lettuce Wraps: 29 Tasty Sides

Last Updated on May 11, 2023 by Rachel

Looking for what to serve with Lettuce Wraps? Look no further my friend!  I have created a list of the best side dishes to serve with Asian Chicken Lettuce Wraps. From salads, to rice to noodles, you’ll find 29 delicious and EASY side ideas right here!

College of side dishes to serve with lettuce wraps: Asian chickpea salad, ramen, salad, edamame, and wonton soup.

When I’m looking for a fun and healthy weeknight dinner, I often turn to lettuce wraps. My version is made with ground chicken, garlic, onion, soy sauce, rice vinegar, and ginger. Asian lettuce wraps are perfect for a low-carb, high-protein dinner that the whole family will enjoy.

If you are looking for something a little different you can try….these ground beef lettuce wraps as well.

Serve any of these 29 delicious sides with your lettuce wraps, you can create a well-rounded, nutritious, and delicious meal that will be ready in no time at all.

The Best Lettuce For Lettuce Wraps

Before we talk sides you may be wondering what the best lettuce is to use for your wraps. While you can use any type of lettuce you like, some varieties work better than others.

The best lettuce for lettuce wraps is one that is crisp and sturdy enough to hold the fillings without tearing apart. Butter lettuce or bibb lettuce are both popular choices. Iceberg lettuce is also commonly used because of its crunchiness and the way its shape naturally forms a cup.

Toppings


First, let’s talk toppings. You can really elevate the flavor and texture of your lettuce wraps by adding some fun toppings and garnishes. Here are some ideas:

  • Fresh Herbs – Add some freshness to your lettuce wraps with cilantro, basil, or mint. The vibrant flavors of these herbs will complement the savory taste of the chicken and also add a pop of color to your dish.
  • Crunchy Vegetables – Chop up some colorful vegetables like bell peppers peppers, green onions, carrots, bean sprouts, or jicama for a satisfying crunch. These vegetables are not only visually appealing but also add extra fiber and nutrients to your meal.
  • Nuts and Seeds – Toasted peanuts, cashews, or sesame seeds can add an extra layer of nuttiness and crunch to your lettuce wraps. They also provide a good source of healthy fats and protein, making your meal more satisfying.
  • Crispy Rice Noodles – These are a popular topping used in Asian cuisine, known for their satisfying crunch and versatility in adding texture and flavor to dishes like lettuce wraps.

Sauces

Switch up the taste of your lettuce wraps by experimenting with different sauces that can bring new and exciting flavors to your dish. From sweet and savory to tangy and spicy, the possibilities are endless. Here are a few delicious sauce ideas to inspire your next lettuce wrap creation:

  • Hot Sauce – Add a little heat to your lettuce wraps with some hot sauce. Sriracha, chili garlic sauce, gochujang, or sambal oelek are great options that will add a spicy kick to your dish.
  • Hoisin Sauce – This sweet and savory sauce is a staple in many Asian cuisines. It’s made from fermented soybeans and other ingredients like garlic, vinegar, and sugar, giving it a complex flavor that pairs perfectly with lettuce wraps.
  • Sweet Chili Sauce – If you’re looking for a little bit of heat with some sweetness, this sauce is the way to go. It’s made with chili peppers, sugar, vinegar, and garlic, giving it a balance of flavors that will complement the fresh ingredients in your lettuce wraps.
  • Oyster Sauce – Made from oysters, soy sauce, sugar, and other seasonings, this sauce has a rich and savory flavor that pairs well with meats and vegetables. It’s a great option for adding umami to your lettuce wraps.

Easy Homemade Chili Oil

Chili oil is a divinely flavorful condiment that is made by infusing oil with Sichuan pepper and other spices. You can knock it up in less than 10 minutes!
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Best 5 Minute Thai Peanut Sauce

This Thai peanut sauce is easy to make, creamy, and a super yummy topping for your lettuce wraps.
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Wasabi Mayo

This Wasabi Mayo is made with only 4 ingredients. This recipe comes together in no time and makes the perfect topping for your lettuce wraps!
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Wasaby mayo in a bowl.

Yum Yum Sauce (Japanese Hibachi Sauce Recipe)

Creamy, sweet, tangy, and salty Yum Yum Sauce is a delicious condiment that instantly bumps up the flavor of whatever you put it on!
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Yum yum sauce in a bowl.

Salad

I absolutely love the idea of serving your lettuce wraps with a salad. I know you are already having lettuce with the wraps so get creative with different types of non-lettuce salads. Here are some fun ideas:

Asian-Inspired Chickpea Salad (Vegan Chinese Chicken Salad)

A light and delicious spin on a Chinese Chicken Salad. Instead of chicken – protein-packed chickpeas are used this asian-inspired Chinese Chickpea Salad.
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Chinese chicken salad on a white plate.

Ramen Noodle Salad

This Crunchy Ramen Noodle Salad is made with coleslaw, veggies, nuts, and seeds in a sweet and tangy dressing. The crunchy texture pairs perfectly with lettuce wraps.
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Ramen noodle salad in a bowl.

Asian Carrot Salad in Sesame Dressing

This Asian Carrot Salad in Sesame Dressing is a delicious side dish recipe that is both healthy and delicious.
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Easy Asian Cucumber Salad

This easy, crunchy Asian Cucumber Salad is a delicious chilled cucumber salad with a simple, garlicky Asian vinaigrette!
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Asian cucumber salad in a white bowl.

Soup

Imagine dunking your fresh lettuce wraps into a piping hot bowl of soup, savoring the delicious flavors and textures that come with each bite. Yum!

Whether it’s a classic wonton soup or an egg drop soup, soup is truly the perfect side dish to accompany your lettuce wraps and balance out your meal.

Quick & Easy Wonton Soup

This Wonton Soup is great option to serve with your lettuce wraps. It is made with simple ingredients like bok choy and frozen wontons. The best part is that it's so easy to make, taking just 20 minutes with minimal prep.
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Wonton soup in a bowl with a spoon.

Dumpling Soup

This 20 minute simple soup is made with frozen Gyoza dumplings, vibrant veggies, and infused with ginger and garlic for an extra boost of flavor.
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Dumpling soup in a bowl.

Egg Drop Soup

With a few basic ingredients and only 10 minutes, you can recreate the delicious taste of Chinese takeout in your own kitchen with this Homemade Egg Drop Soup Recipe
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Chinese Noodle Soup

This Chinese Noodle soup from recipetineats is so good that you would swear it is from a Chinese restaurant. You can use any noodles, vegetables, or protein that you choose.
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Chinse noodle soup in a bowl.

Rice

Rice, rice, baby! Adding a side of fluffy, steaming rice to your lettuce wraps is a match made in heaven. Not only does it soak up all the delicious flavors of your chicken and veggies, but it also adds a satisfying and filling carb source to your meal.

You could keep it simple with white rice, brown rice, or cauliflower rice OR get fancy and try some different flavors such as coconut lime rice for a sweet twist or spicy kimchi fried rice for a kick of heat.

Kimchi Fried Rice

This Kimchi Fried Rice is so easy to make, and is a great way to use up your day old rice.
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Kimchi fried rice in a bowl with an egg on top.

Coconut Lime Rice

Coconut lime rice is ready in just 20 minutes and makes he perfect flavorful side dish for your lettuce wraps.
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Coconut lime rice in a pot.

Veggie Fried Rice

This easy and quick vegetable fried rice can be prepared in 20 minutes. The recipe uses leftover jasmine rice, and the classic peas and carrots combination.
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Veggie fried rice in a bowl.

Veggies

Serving veggies with lettuce wraps can be a great way to add more nutrients and fiber to your meal. Lettuce wraps themselves are generally low in calories and carbs, but adding more veggies such as green beans or brussel sprouts can increase the overall nutritional value and volume of the dish.

Plus, the crunchiness and freshness of the veggies can provide a nice contrast to the savory chicken filling and enhance the overall texture and flavor of the dish. Bring on the veggies!

Crispy Thai Brussel Sprouts

These crispy Thai Brussel Sprouts are  marinated in a savory soy sauce mixture and topped with crunchy peanuts and fresh mint.
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Spicy Green Beans Recipe

These Spicy Green Beans are packed with so much flavor and make the perfect simple side dish.
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Chinese spicy green beans on a plate with chop sticks.

Cabbage Stir-Fry Recipe

This healthy vegetarian Cabbage Stir-Fry Recipe takes less then 15 minutes to make and is the perfect quick and easy side dish.
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Cabbage stir-fry on a plate.

Egg Rolls

Egg rolls can be a delicious addition to serve with lettuce wraps, as they add some crispy texture and an extra layer of flavor. The combination of the savory filling and the crispy shell of an egg roll can perfectly complement the fresh and light flavors of the lettuce wraps. And I mean, who doesn’t love a good egg roll?

Homemade Egg Rolls

These Homemade Egg Rolls are made with pork, vegetables, and plenty of seasoning, folded into wrappers, and then fried until perfectly crispy.
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Egg rolls on a plate.

Baked Thai Chicken Egg Rolls

These baked Thai Chicken Egg Rolls are flavorful and packed with chicken and fresh veggies and a spicy peanut sauce!
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Thai chicken egg rolls on a plate.

Crab Rangoon Egg Rolls

This super easy ( and delicious) recipe adds a really fun element to your lettuce wraps.
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Crab rangoon egg rolls on a plate.

Edamame

Edamame can make a great side dish to serve with chicken lettuce wraps. Not only does it provide a plant-based protein option, but it’s also packed with vitamins and minerals like fiber, iron, and calcium.

The slightly salty and nutty flavor of edamame is the perfect complement to the fresh and crunchy lettuce wraps, making for a well-rounded and satisfying meal. Plus, edamame is is basically the easiest thing ever to prepare.

Air Fryer Edamame

This Edamame is super simple to make. All you need is frozen edamame, sesame oil, garlic powder and salt!
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Air-fried edamame in a bowl.

Chipotle Lime Edamame

This spicy edamame side dish is bursting with flavor and nutritional value, and best of all, it only takes 10 minutes.
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Edamame in a bowl.

Garlic Parmesan Edamame

This easy edamame recipe is seasoned with garlic Parmesan and makes the perfect side dish for lettuce wraps.
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Noodles

What’s better than a plate of healthy chicken lettuce wraps? A plate of healthy chicken lettuce wraps paired with a side of mouthwatering noodles! Whether you prefer spicy peanut noodles or classic sesame noodles, adding this delicious carb to your meal will leave you feeling satisfied and energized.

Sesame Noodles

These sesame noodles have a rich sauce that’s savory with a hint of spice and sweetness. They’re made quickly, can be served hot or cold, and make the perfect side dish.
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Sesame noodles in a bowl.

Asian Pasta Salad (Gluten-Free, Vegan)

This simple and flavor-packed cold pasta salad is loaded with bright and crisp fresh veggies and tossed with an amazing dressing that’s the perfect balance of tangy, sweet, spicy, and umami.
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Asian pasta salad in a bowl.

Vegetable Yaki Udon

This vegetable yaki udon recipe is a stir-fried Japanese udon noodle dish that's savory, sweet, and just a bit spicy. Precooked udon noodles make this super quick to throw together.
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Vegetable noodles in a bowl.

Peanut Sauce Stir Fry Noodles

Spicy peanut noodles are the perfect side for chicken lettuce wraps, providing a bold and flavorful side dish with just the right amount of kick.
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Spicy peanut noodles in a pan.

I hope this post has given you some great ideas for what to serve alongside your Chicken Lettuce Wraps. And if you’re craving a delicious and easy recipe, I highly recommend trying out my mouth-watering Healthy Chicken Lettuce Wraps. They’re packed with flavor, healthy ingredients, and are a breeze to make.

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