Smoked salmon lettuce wraps feature a fresh smoked salmon + veggie filling and a flavorful garlic walnut pesto tucked into crisp butter lettuce leaves. Easy to meal prep for lunch all week!
Lettuce wraps exploding with the goods are how you kick up the healthy lunch game!
Throwing smoked salmon + pesto into the game can only add incredible things, y’all.
I know lettuce wraps sometimes have trouble selling themselves as an exciting food, but these babies have ZERO issue with that, trust me!
My love for smoked salmon runs DEEP and these lettuce wraps definitely take care of that craving! Guarantee it will for you as well.
Plus it’s just feel-good healthy food. You know the kinda food that leaves you feeling amazing after you’ve eaten it? That’s these lettuce wraps.
These Smoked Salmon Lettuce Wraps feature…
- Buttery, melt-in-your-mouth smoky salmon
- Crunchy, fresh veggies including sweet peppers + cucumber and a little silky avocado
- Massively flavorful garlic walnut pesto
- Crisp butter lettuce leaves holding all the goodness
Making the Smoked Salmon Lettuce Wraps
(scroll to the bottom of the post for the full recipe!)
Ingredients You’ll Need
- Smoked salmon – go for a lox salmon if you can find it!
- Fresh veggies – sweet peppers, cucumber, and avocado make up our veggie base.
- Flavorings – a little lemon juice + fresh parsley to flavor the salad.
- Pesto ingredients – fresh basil, toasted walnuts, fresh garlic, Parm cheese, and olive oil make up the pesto.
- Butter lettuce leaves – go for Bibb or Boston-style lettuce that has big, crisp leaves.
Buying Smoked Salmon
You can find smoked salmon in the deli section of most major grocery stores! I recommend going for a lox if you can find it.
If you absolutely can’t find it, you can definitely use regular salmon in this recipe as well!
If you choose to go the regular salmon route, I recommend pan-searing one 6-8 oz filet of salmon in a little olive oil for 5-8 minutes until salmon is cooked through.
You can meal prep the entirety of these lettuce wraps! –>
- Make the salmon filling and store in fridge up to 4-5 days.
- Make the pesto and store in fridge up to 6 days in advance.
- When ready to serve, toss salmon filling with pesto and spoon into lettuce wraps.
Your lunch game may never be the same, y’all and for that you should be super excited.
These lettuce wraps are smoky, buttery, exploding with fresh flavors, and honestly just the kinda healthy food that will make your entire day.
Best paired with a chilled kombucha or Bai tea nearby, TRUST ME! So so very good.
More salmon recipes I promise you’ll love!
- Spicy Ginger Mango Salmon Poke Bowls
- Skillet Creamy Tuscan Salmon and Baby Potatoes
- Avocado Smoked Salmon Salad
Smoked Salmon Lettuce Wraps with Garlic Walnut Pesto
- 6 oz smoked salmon, thinly sliced
- 1 medium avocado, diced into 1/2-in cubes
- 1/2 cup cucumber, cut into 1/2 in cubes
- 1 medium sweet pepper, cored and thinly sliced into 1/2-in strips
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice
- 2 tablespoons minced fresh parsley
Garlic Walnut Pesto
- 1 cup firmly-packed basil leaves
- 1/2 cup chopped walnuts, toasted
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
- 1/3 cup olive oil
- Salt and pepper to taste
- 8 medium butter lettuce leaves
- In a medium bowl, combine all filling ingredients. Store in fridge until ready to use.
Garlic Walnut Pesto
- Combine basil, walnuts, Parmesan, and garlic in food processor. With food processor running, drizzle olive oil through top, scraping down sides as necessary, until pesto is smooth. Season pesto with salt and pepper to taste.
- When ready to serve, toss pesto with smoked salmon filling. Fill lettuce leaves with smoked salmon filling. Serve immediately and enjoy!