Lettuce wraps

Lettuce wraps with avocado and chicken. Image: Marele van Zyl

Lettuce wraps with avocado and chicken: A healthy alternative

Cool down on a blistering hot summer’s day with these lettuce wraps with avocado and chicken. They are so refreshing.

Lettuce wraps

Lettuce wraps with avocado and chicken. Image: Marele van Zyl

If you love chicken salad with avocado, you will go crazy for these lettuce wraps! They make a healthy and delicious lunch that is perfect to prepare during the week. If you are looking for a nutritious bite without too many calories, this recipe is for you.

Why try a lettuce wrap instead of a flour wrap?

Using lettuce to keep all the tasty ingredients together is not only much lower in calories than a traditional wrap, but it is also refreshing. The ice-cold lettuce leaves with cold chicken salad are simply delightful on a hot summer’s day.

Of course, this is one of those versatile recipes. You can stuff the lettuce leaves with any filling according to your liking. If you want a vegetarian or vegan wrap, what about frying some mushrooms and roasting some beetroot and other veggies? Allow the veggies and mushrooms to cool off and place them inside the lettuce leaves with a sprinkle of nuts.

If you have any other delicious lettuce stuffing ideas, please share them with us in the comments of this recipe.

Lettuce wraps with avocado and chicken recipe

5 from 1 vote
Recipe by Marele van Zyl Course: Light lunchCuisine: GlobalDifficulty: Easy
Prep time




  • 2 cups 2 cooked chicken

  • ¼ cup ¼ plain Greek Yogurt

  • ¼ cup ¼ mayonnaise

  • 3 tablespoons 3 onions (finely chopped)

  • 2 teaspoons 2 lemon juice

  • 1 1 avocado (seeded, peeled, diced)

  • salt and freshly ground black pepper (to taste)

  • Romaine hearts lettuce (about 16 leaves)


  • Add chicken, yoghurt, mayo, onion, and lemon juice to a bowl and mix well to combine.
  • Season with salt and pepper, to taste. Stir in avocado.
  • Serve in cold, crisp lettuce cups.


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