Cilantro Lime Shrimp Lettuce Wraps

These Cilantro Lime Shrimp Lettuce Wraps are fresh, flavorful and super easy to make! They make the perfect handheld appetizers or a light and healthy low-carb lunch or dinner!

Cilantro Lime Shrimp Lettuce Wraps with sliced lime on the side.

Cilantro Lime Shrimp Lettuce Wraps

Hey everyone! Kelly back again from Life Made Sweeter to share one of my favorite recipes for spring!

These Cilantro Lime Lettuce Wraps are fresh, flavorful and super simple to make! The best part? They come together in less than 30 minutes so they’re perfect for busy weeknights.

Plus the buttery lettuce leaves makes these a delicious low-carb option when you’re looking for a quick and healthy dinner.

Cilantro Lime Shrimp Lettuce Wraps on a tan plate with sliced lime on the side.

HOW DO YOU MAKE THESE CILANTRO LIME SHRIMP LETTUCE WRAPS

You start by combining the paprika, cumin, garlic powder, oregano, salt and pepper together. Sprinkle half of the seasoning, lime juice and cilantro over the shrimp and toss until combined. Saute in a medium-sized skillet until cooked through. Transfer to a plate and set aside.

Add the onions and peppers to the pan and toss with the remaining seasonings. Cook until tender then add shrimp back to the pan.

Squeeze in remaining lime juice and chopped cilantro. Toss well and divide into lettuce wraps.

Close-up of one cilantro lime shrimp lettuce wrap.

CAN I USE ANOTHER LETTUCE FOR THESE WRAPS?

Of course! I love using butter lettuce but romaine, or even collard greens would be delicious as well. Or you can even serve the cilantro lime shrimp filling over some cauliflower rice or zoodles.

These Cilantro Lime Shrimp Lettuce Wraps would make the perfect light lunch, dinner or even appetizers for your next party.

cilantro lime shrimp lettuce wraps

Cilantro Lime Shrimp Lettuce Wraps

5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Total Time 18 minutes
Author Kelly Kwok
Servings 4 Servings
These Cilantro Lime Shrimp Lettuce Wraps are fresh, flavorful and super easy to make! They make the perfect handheld appetizers or a light and healthy low carb lunch or dinner!
Course Appetizer, Dinner, Snack
Cuisine American
Keyword cilantro lime shrimp, lettuce wraps

Ingredients

For the seasoning:

  • 1 tablespoon smoked paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 tsp cumin
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder
  • salt and black pepper to taste

For the lettuce wraps:

  • 1 tablespoon butter or olive oil divided
  • 3/4 - 1 lb medium shrimp shelled and deveined
  • 3 tablespoons lime juice
  • 3 to 4 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1/2 medium onion sliced thinly
  • 1 1/2 - 2 medium bell peppers I used a combo of red, yellow and green, cored, deseeded and sliced thinly
  • 1 head butter lettuce leaves washed and dried
  • sliced avocado and lime wedges for serving

Instructions

  1. Combine the paprika, oregano, cumin, garlic powder, salt and pepper in a small bowl. Pour half of the seasoning, 1/2 tablespoon lime juice and 1 tablespoon cilantro over shrimp. Toss to coat.

  2. In a medium skillet, heat half tablespoon of butter over medium high heat. Add shrimp and cook until golden and opaque, about 2 – 4 minutes. Transfer to a plate and set aside.

  3. Melt the remaining half tablespoon butter in same skillet. Add the sliced onions and cook for a minute, until fragrant. Add the bell peppers and remaining seasonings and cook for another 2 minutes or until desired tenderness. Return cooked shrimp back to the pan and add remaining lime juice and chopped cilantro. Toss to coat and remove from heat.
  4. Assemble lettuce wraps by placing a spoonful of shrimp/vegetable filling into the center of each leaf. Top with avocado or your favorite toppings.

Recipe Notes

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Nutrition Facts
Cilantro Lime Shrimp Lettuce Wraps
Amount Per Serving
Calories 283 Calories from Fat 63
% Daily Value*
Fat 7g11%
Saturated Fat 1g5%
Cholesterol 500mg167%
Sodium 1551mg65%
Potassium 549mg16%
Carbohydrates 11g4%
Fiber 4g16%
Sugar 6g7%
Protein 43g86%
Vitamin A 5492IU110%
Vitamin C 147mg178%
Calcium 320mg32%
Iron 6mg33%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

All nutritional information is based on third party calculations and is only an estimate. Each recipe and nutritional value will vary depending on the brands you use, measuring methods and portion sizes per household.

 

Kelly Kwok

Kelly is the blogger behind Life Made Sweeter. She is a self-taught baker and loves using her slow cooker. You can often find her in the kitchen dreaming up tasty new dishes that are quick and easy to make for her family. She also enjoys adding a fun and healthy twist to many classic favorites.

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