This low-carb, high-flavor recipe is your answer to hot summer nights when you want something healthy, but fast.
You can never go wrong with lettuce cups. They're basically what happens when you load up what was supposed to be a lettuce wrap with so much filling that, well, wrapping it up is going to be a bit of a problem—a delicious problem, however. These Citrus and Soy Shrimp Lettuce Cups, created by Dana Sandonato of Killing Thyme, are all about piling iceberg lettuce sky-high with flavor-bomb ingredients. Here's what's inside: shrimp, veggies cooked in a citrusy sauce of soy, ginger, orange, and miso, chopped peanuts, and pretty microgreens. The result is a satisfying combo of textures and flavors in each bite. Resist the urge to eat the shrimp mixture by the spoonful; the iceberg lettuce adds just the right amount of crunch.
This recipe is a low-calorie, low-carb option that can come together quickly for a weeknight meal or hit the spot for a relaxed Sunday night dinner. (Looking for more low-carb, high-veggie ideas? Try these Low-Carb Fish Tacos with a Fresh and Fruity Nectarine Salsa.) It can also easily be made gluten-free if you sub in tamari for soy sauce. These healthy shrimp lettuce cups are also great to bring to a party since they look pretty and can be served at room temperature. (Discover more party-perfect apps.)
Plus, each cup (or should we say boat, depending on how loud your stomach is growling) is filled with nutritional benefits. Shrimp is a heart-healthy way to get in your satisfying protein, and the Brussels sprouts, mushrooms, carrots, and peppers used here supply a nice amount of vitamin C. And you can always choose your own favorite mix of veggies for an easy way to customize the recipe. (Like this recipe? You'll also want to try these Tuna Lettuce Wraps That Are Basically Poke Bowls.)