Lamb lettuce wraps with a red pepper hummus sauce – a healthy, filling, and flavor-packed meal!

Recipe Overview

Why you’ll love it: The wraps are an easy meal idea and less than 500 calories for 2 wraps.

How long it takes: 30 minutes
Equipment you’ll need: skillet, small food processor
Servings: 4

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About Lamb Lettuce Wraps

  • Unique: Lamb lettuce wraps are super easy to make and a fun switch up from the typical Asian-inspired lettuce and chicken wrap. Which I also love! If you’re not into lamb, try sweet and sour shrimp lettuce wraps.
  • Flavorful: I use ground lamb for these wraps, seasoned with onion, garlic, and a touch of cinnamon. Cinnamon is widely used in Middle Eastern savory dishes. You’ll also find it in this chicken kofta recipe.
  • Easy Sauce: The sauce is easy to make with yogurt, hummus, and roasted red peppers. Just give them in whirl in your food processor to make a delicious sauce.

How to Serve Lettuce Wraps

I like to serve the wraps buffet style, with all the ingredients displayed in separate bowls.  Everyone makes their own lamb lettuce wrap just the way they like it.

Combine the seasoned lamb with the red pepper hummus sauce in a crisp lettuce leaf, with cucumbers, fresh parsley and juicy tomato. Top each wrap with fresh mint leaves and toasted pine nuts

You’ll love the amazingly bright flavors of lamb lettuce wraps, and aren’t they beautiful?!

Closeup front view of lettuce wrap, with sauce drizzled on it.

More Lamb Recipes

Try braised lamb shanks for fall-off-the-bone perfection and marinated lamb chops with garlic and herbs. Homemade shepherd’s pie made with lamb is a classic treat that is hearty and delicious.

Substitution Ideas

  • Use a different meat. If you’re not a fan of lamb or if it’s unavailable, substitute ground chicken or turkey.
  • Wrap ideas: Any type of large leafed lettuce will work: Romaine, red or green leaf lettuce, butter lettuce, etc. If you prefer, wrap everything up in a soft tortilla or wrap, or stuff it into pita bread halves. Warm homemade flatbread is delicious, too.
  • Sauce alternatives: Buy prepared red pepper hummus and stir in yogurt. If you’re not a fan of hummus, creamy tzatziki sauce made with yogurt and cucumber is a great idea, too. Ranch dressing or green goddess dressing go well, too.

Make Ahead Ideas

The lamb filling can be made ahead and stored in the fridge for a few days in a tightly covered container. Warm it up in the microwave or skillet to serve.

Make the red pepper hummus sauce ahead and refrigerate it. Give it a good stir before serving.

More Wrap Recipes


Lamb Lettuce Wraps with Red Pepper Hummus Sauce

5 from 3 votes
Prep: 15 minutes
Cook: 10 minutes
Total: 25 minutes
Servings: 4 servings
Lamb lettuce wraps with a red pepper hummus sauce – a healthy, filling, and flavor-packed meal!
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  • 1 lb. lean ground lamb (can substitute ground turkey or chicken)
  • 2 teaspoons canola oil
  • 1 medium yellow onion, finely chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • ½ cup chopped fresh parsley
  • 1 cup chopped tomato
  • 1 cup chopped English cucumber
  • ½ cup fat-free plain Greek yogurt
  • ½ cup hummus
  • 1 roasted red pepper (see note)
  • 1 head Boston leaf lettuce
  • 4 tablespoons torn mint leaves, for garnish
  • 3 tablespoons toasted pine nuts, for garnish


  • In a large skillet over medium high heat, heat oil. Add onion, garlic, lamb, cinnamon, salt and pepper. Break up lamb and saute until cooked through (5 to 10 minutes). Drain grease from the pan.
  • Meanwhile, in a food processor, combine yogurt, hummus and red pepper and puree until smooth.
  • Combine parsley, tomato and cucumber in a small bowl.
  • Top each lettuce leaf with lamb, then the parsley/cucumber/tomato mixture, and then drizzle sauce over everything.
  • Garnish with mint and toasted pine nuts.


  • Roast your own red pepper or buy roasted red peppers (jar). 
  • Serving suggestion: I like to serve this meal family style, where everything is on the table and each person assembles their own lettuce wrap.


Serving: 2wraps, Calories: 461kcal, Carbohydrates: 15g, Protein: 27g, Fat: 34g, Saturated Fat: 12g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 6g, Monounsaturated Fat: 13g, Trans Fat: 2g, Cholesterol: 84mg, Sodium: 433mg, Potassium: 442mg, Fiber: 4g, Sugar: 4g, Vitamin A: 1129IU, Vitamin C: 25mg, Calcium: 115mg, Iron: 4mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

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  1. sarah k @ the pajama chef says:

    oh yum! lamb is my fave :) baaa-a-a is hilarious, by the way.

    1. Rachel Gurk says:

      Thanks Sarah!

  2. Carla @ Carlas Confections says:

    Hahaha, so funny! Ok Ive been following you for so long on Insta and FB, I really just thought I was already reading your blog. I cant believe I wasnt but I am now :D And these lettuce wraps look so perfect! Except I cant eat them now… Baaaaaah ;)

    1. Rachel Gurk says:

      Thanks Carla! I enjoy following you via social media too :)

  3. Alaina @ Fabtastic Eats says:

    hahaha I was laughing through this whole post! You’re funny! Also, want to come over & make me these for dinner? Ill watch your kids!

    1. Rachel Gurk says:

      Oh my gosh, that would be so fun!

  4. Bev @ Bev Cooks says:

    Baaaaaaaaa is all I think about, even when it’s not lamb related. Weirdotron.

    Also, I seeeerrrriously need these.

  5. Meagan @ A Zesty Bite says:

    You crack me up! Ever since I had Olivia my mind/brain is on baby sounds and words. I sound RIDICULOUS on video when I talk to her but I love it! These look so good and I love lamb.

    1. Rachel Gurk says:

      Haha, oh yeah, I’m bringing back the baby talk big time with N. ;)

  6. katie says:

    Not a fan of lamb but these look fab! I would probably sub out a different protein. Oh and we are totally thinking about Jamaica for our anniversary so I guess this would prepare me well? ;) You crack me up with the baaaaaa’s that is all i ever think, too when I hear “lamb”.

    1. Rachel Gurk says:

      It would be great with chicken or turkey!

      We loved Jamaica! We stayed at Couples Swept Away in Negril and had a great experience!

  7. Carolyn says:

    Lamb is my favourite! Baaaaaaaa. Last night, we made gyro salads with ground lamb. So good. These lettuce wraps look delicious too!

    1. Rachel Gurk says:

      Thanks Carolyn! Gyro salads sound great!

  8. Ali | Gimme Some Oven says:

    These look so beautiful!!! And ha – I’d take a beach in Jamaica anyday. ;)

    1. Rachel Gurk says:

      We should all go to Jamaica. Next blog conference ;)

  9. Liz @ The Lemon Bowl says:

    I want to eat 50 of these right now!!!! These look so good Rachel!! xo

    1. Rachel Gurk says:

      Thanks Liz!

  10. Tiff says:

    These look wonderful! <3 lamp and <3 hummus, so these are bound to be delicious.

    I have to admit though… I sure wouldn't turn down a little Jamaica time! ;)

    1. Rachel Gurk says:

      Yeah, I probably wouldn’t turn it down either. ;) I’d have to be crazy!