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Lentil and Mushroom Lettuce Wraps

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First off, I just have to ask: who else is excited about not being at work right now?  I am sure that there are others out there who are enjoying a four-day weekend, and for those of you who are not…well, you can at least be excited about the fact that it is Friday! 🙂  I took a vacation day today from work so that I could come home and spend the 4th of July weekend with my family, friends, and sweet puppy dogs.  And I am so glad that I did!  There is nothing quite like sitting on the coach with your feet propped up and doing some blogging :).  So, whether you are at work right now or are enjoying the day off like me, I hope you had a fabulous 4th and will continue to have a great weekend!

Now that we are all cheery from that, I have a confession to make.  I have been a bad blogger.  Am I the only person out there who makes up a recipe, takes pictures of the dish, eats it (and the leftovers), and then forgets to post about it for over a month?  It is a little embarrassing to admit ;), but I  have done this multiple times.  Perfect example?  This dish:

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I made this recipe well over a month ago.  In fact, it may have even been two months ago?  And…I forgot to share it!  It is not because the dish was not delicious (it seriously was), I am just apparently a bit absent-minded when it comes to some of my blogging habits.  But don’t worry.  I am sharing this Asian-inspired dish with you today.  Trust me, this one was well worth the wait!

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Lentil and Mushroom Lettuce Wraps

Servings: 2

Ingredients

1 cup lentils, dry
water (for cooking lentils)
1/4 cup Bragg’s Liquid Aminos (or soy sauce)
1/2 cup vegetable broth
1 TB garlic
1/2 TB sriracha sauce
2 tsp red curry paste
1 tsp cumin
cinnamon, a pinch
fine sea salt, to taste
black pepper, to taste
water, for cooking
1/2 small yellow onion, diced
1 bunch green onions, diced (reserve half of these for topping)
8 oz sliced baby bella mushrooms
hearts of Romaine lettuce leaves

Directions

1. Cook lentils according to package directions.

2. Combine Liquid Aminos, vegetable broth, garlic, sriracha sauce, curry paste, and seasonings into medium bowl.  Whisk until well combined.  Set aside.

3. In a large skillet, heat a thin layer of water over medium-high heat until very hot.  Once hot, lower the heat to medium and add in yellow onions, green onions, and mushrooms.  Cook for approximately 8 to 10 minutes, or until softened.  Add additional water, as necessary.

4. Stir in cooked lentils and sauce.  Heat over medium-low heat for approximately 5 to 10 minutes, or until warm and of desired thickness.

5. Serve the lentil and mushroom mixture in hearts of Romaine lettuce leaves and top each wrap with sliced green onions.

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I do not think that it is any secret that I have been loving lettuce wraps, lately.  And this is actually the dish that started it all.  So how did I just “forget” about it?  Beats me! 😉  But of all of the lettuce wrap recipes that I have shared with you lately, I think that this one is my favorite.  I just love a good Asian-inspired wrap.

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I attempted to serve up this dish in a somewhat fancy presentation because, let’s be honest, it is more fun that way!  Whether or not I was successful is another story.

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My Lentil and Mushroom Lettuce Wraps may not be the prettiest of dishes that I have written about on my blog, but don’t let that fool you.  They are delicious!  A bit messy, but delicious!  A little mess is worth a tasty meal, right?

Have a fabulous Friday and a great start (or continuation) to your weekend!

{ 51 comments… add one }
  • IHeartVegetables July 5, 2013, 9:00 am
    Lettuce wraps are such a good idea! The perfect way to get filled up without wasted calories :) And I sometimes forget to post recipes, too ;)
  • chasingchels July 5, 2013, 9:07 am
    I am one of those unlucky kids still working today, but at least my boys are cute and excited about telling me about their 4th of July :P And there was no traffic this morning which was awesome! Little things to get me through, right? Enjoy the weekend with your family, love!
  • Katherine July 5, 2013, 9:08 am
    All of your lettuce wraps are so amazing! I really need to get some lentils and start making your dishes!
  • P July 5, 2013, 9:21 am
    I love lettuce wraps, and adding lentils is a great idea for a satisfying and tasty filling :D
    • cleaneatingveggiegirl July 5, 2013, 11:46 am
      I LOVE using lentils for the filling of lettuce wraps. They are the best and SO protein-packed!
  • Brittany July 5, 2013, 9:51 am
    I have in fact made something and then forgot to blog about it for a while, but the joy of blogging is that you can post it regardless! You don't even have to say when you made it! HA! These wraps look so good!!
  • Lisa July 5, 2013, 10:11 am
    Haha this happens to me all the time!! I suck at it. I probably have about 30 different posts in my draft folder. Whoops. These look super tasty!
  • blonde hair blue eyed runner July 5, 2013, 10:16 am
    I'm loving lettuce wraps too and I'm also loving that my husband isn't at work, so freaking fun! I'm not a huge mushroom fan, so I may need to think of a different ingredient. Looks good!
    • cleaneatingveggiegirl July 5, 2013, 11:47 am
      Yes, you could definitely leave the mushrooms out and add something else in! Possibly some cabbage, carrots, broccoli, etc...something Asian-inspired!
  • Nicole @ FruitnFitness July 5, 2013, 10:48 am
    I hope you have an amazing long weekend with your family and your doodles. There is nothing better than family and doodle time! My family is in town an although I'm working today it was nice to spend yesterday and the rest of the weekend with them :) tell those doodles their friend Bentley says hi!
  • Erica {Coffee & Quinoa} July 5, 2013, 11:09 am
    I have a huge head of lettuce from my CSA box just begging to be turned into these lettuce wraps. Wish I were at home to make them for lunch, instead of at work... sigh. Enjoy your long weekend!
    • cleaneatingveggiegirl July 5, 2013, 11:48 am
      Work can be such a pain...but it is necessary! :( I hope Friday goes fast for you and you have a great weekend!
  • veggiefoodlover July 5, 2013, 12:12 pm
    I have lentils...I have lettuce...I will make this. Thanks!!
  • Erin July 5, 2013, 12:19 pm
    I love making lettuce wraps! Hope you have a wonderful weekend pretty lady (:
  • Alex @ Cookie Dough Katzen July 5, 2013, 1:21 pm
    Lettuce wraps are one of my favorites. Enjoy your day off!
  • Dixya @ Food, Pleasure, and Health July 5, 2013, 1:44 pm
    me at work :( i tend to forget about recipes too but hey this ones so worth the wait .I am going to try it soon
    • cleaneatingveggiegirl July 5, 2013, 2:06 pm
      What a bummer that you are at work, but at least it is almost the weekend! I hope you like the recipe! :)
  • katalysthealth July 5, 2013, 2:42 pm
    I am soooo excited about my 4 day weekend :) And these little wraps look great! I love lentils and am always trying to find new ways to use them.
  • rebacox July 5, 2013, 4:30 pm
    I see bragg’s Liquid Aminos in a lot of recipes what is it exactly.
    • cleaneatingveggiegirl July 5, 2013, 5:05 pm
      It basically tastes like soy sauce (except even better), but with a lot less sodium! It's awesome.
  • sweetsummersmiles July 5, 2013, 4:44 pm
    I love lentils! I always make mine in the crock pot with lots of vegetables and eat it throughout the week for lunch. I will have to try out wrapping it up in lettuce next time.
  • Alex@Veggin' Out July 5, 2013, 4:49 pm
    I think a little bit of mess often makes the meal taste even better ;) I love lentils so this looks perfect. I think the filling might also make a great cracker dip!
    • cleaneatingveggiegirl July 5, 2013, 5:06 pm
      Oh I would most definitely scoop this right up with crackers or chips. Yum! I bet rice crackers would be perfect with it :).
  • The Cookie ChRUNicles July 5, 2013, 5:13 pm
    I love lentils...I also make things and then never work them into the blog right away and then forget about them lol...have a great weekend
  • kimathungryhealthygirl July 5, 2013, 5:29 pm
    I need to do lettuce wraps more often! They look great....glad you finally decided to share!
  • NaturesComplete July 5, 2013, 5:51 pm
    Ive just recently gotten into lettuce wraps. However, I havent aquired the taste for lentils yet. Very nice blog however.
    • cleaneatingveggiegirl July 5, 2013, 6:15 pm
      Well hopefully the lentils will win you over soon ;). When seasoned right they are quite tasty!
  • jessielovestorun July 6, 2013, 3:15 am
    I always forget about lettuce wraps. They sound great... as everything you post does. Hope you are having a lovely 4th of July weekend <3
  • Jan @ Sprouts n Squats July 6, 2013, 3:29 am
    You've reminded me once again that I really need to try making lettuce wraps! I would probably replace the lentils with tempeh as they don't do very well with my digestion even though I really do love them and have them sometimes, I always regret it later when I'm in pain in my stomach.
  • Maggie @ Sunnyside Up Smile July 6, 2013, 3:07 pm
    Oooh lentils! Oh my gosh I'm obsessed! I've been eating them everyday with a mixture of avocado, hummus and grilled salmon. DELISH!
  • Kelly @hidden fruits and veggies July 7, 2013, 1:22 pm
    This sounds great! I have an odd obsession with lettuce and I don't use them for wraps nearly often enough!
  • Robyn B | Modern Day Missus July 7, 2013, 8:06 pm
    Love it - no, I sit down and eat dinner and think 'gee that tastes good', and take a picture but then completely forget the recipe. Doohhhh
    • cleaneatingveggiegirl July 8, 2013, 6:42 am
      Haha, I have done that before, too! I usually write them down as I go, but sometimes I forget :/.

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