Lettuce Sandwich – it doesn’t get any easier than this! A throw-together meal for on-the-go!
This Simple Lettuce Sandwich is your new go-to lunch idea!
I am sure a lot of you have used “lettuce buns” before to make a hamburger (like this), but have you ever used it to make a quick and easy sandwich? It is my go-to when I am really in a pinch!
Can I Make these Lettuce Sandwiches Ahead of Time?
Yes! You could totally make these the day before and store in the refrigerator for the next day! If you are prepping them more than a day ahead, I might suggest skipping the mayo and guacamole because I wouldn’t want your sandwich to get soggy!
How to Make a Lettuce Bun
It’s as simple as setting your head of ice berg lettuce on it’s side on a cutting board and cutting off “buns” off the sides: see pictures below!
First you cut off a slice for one of the buns.
Next you cut off another slice for the second bun! You should be able to get up to 4 buns (depending upon the size). Save the leftover lettuce for a salad later on!
Other recipes you might like:
- one head of ice berg lettuce
- 1–2 slices of red onion
- 3–4 slices of deli meat*
- 2 slices tomato
- guacamole (optional)
- Take your head of lettuce (always remove the outer 2-3 pieces of lettuce and rinse/wash first) and lay it on a cutting board; take a large knife and cut off two slices from the lettuce to create buns (see photos in post for an example).
- Take one of the lettuce buns add as much mayo as desired.
- Top with tomato, onion, deli meat and guacamole (if desired).
- Place other lettuce bun on top.
- If concerned with Whole30, check ingredients of your mayo to ensure it is compliant or make your own.
- If concerned with Whole30, check ingredients of your deli meat – I like to use the Applegate brand.
- You could definitely make these sandwiches the day before work and store in the refrigerator overnight in an airtight container. If you are wanting to store longer than overnight I wouldn’t add the mayo or guacamole so the lettuce doesn’t get soggy.
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