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Lettuce Bundles

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Lettuce Bundles
  • Prep 30 min
  • Total 30 min
  • Ingredients 10
  • Servings 24

Put a spin on veggies and dip with produce-packed lettuce wraps and a zesty citrus sauce. It's ready in 30 minutes!

Updated November 20, 2009

Ingredients

  • 1/2
    cup orange juice
  • 2
    tablespoons sugar
  • 1
    teaspoon cornstarch
  • 1/8
    teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1
    tablespoon cider vinegar
  • 1/2
    teaspoon grated orange peel
  • 2
    heads butterhead (Boston or Bibb) lettuce, separated into 24 medium leaves (or 12 large leaves, cut in half)
  • 1
    large red bell pepper, cut into thin 2-inch-long strips (about 1 1/2 cups)
  • 1/2
    English cucumber, cut into julienne (matchstick-cut) strips (1 cup)
  • 1
    cup julienne (matchstick-cut) carrots

Steps

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  • 1
    In 2-quart saucepan, stir orange juice, sugar, cornstarch and pepper flakes with wire whisk until cornstarch is completely dissolved. Heat to boiling over medium-high heat, stirring frequently. Boil 1 minute, stirring frequently. Remove from heat; stir in vinegar and orange peel. Cool completely, about 15 minutes.
  • 2
    Meanwhile, on center of each lettuce leaf, place equal amounts of bell pepper, cucumber and carrots; roll up, leaving ends open. Secure with toothpick; place on serving platter. Serve bundles with sauce.

  • These fresh-tasting little bites can be made up to 3 hours ahead.
  • Cut the remaining half of the cucumber into 1/4-inch-thick slices and place on a serving plate to be used as additional dippers for the sauce.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
15
Calories from Fat
0
% Daily Value
Total Fat
0g
0%
Saturated Fat
0g
0%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
0mg
0%
Sodium
0mg
0%
Potassium
65mg
2%
Total Carbohydrate
3g
1%
Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
Sugars
2g
Protein
0g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
25%
25%
Vitamin C
20%
20%
Calcium
0%
0%
Iron
0%
0%
Exchanges:
Free
Carbohydrate Choice
0
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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