These easy salmon lettuce wraps with avocado sauce turn your salmon leftovers into a deliciously zesty light lunch or healthy snack.
This delicious leftover salmon lettuce wraps recipe takes about 10 minutes to throw together from start to finish. Everyone will love this zesty, refreshing snack!
My Easter Sunday lunch always includes a healthy salmon dish. Salmon is so popular in my house I actually baked it with 2 different toppings this year. One was very simple, with just a sprinkling of dill. And the other was my new recipe I shared with you recently – pistachio crusted fish with lime.
Because I used an entire fish this year we had a bit more leftovers than usual (part of the plan actually!). So today I am sharing a super tasty and easy snack/light lunch idea you’ll be able to put together in about 10 minutes.
Preparing salmon for salmon lettuce wraps
What if I don’t have salmon leftovers.
Not a problem! You can prepare salmon for this lettuce wraps recipe quite quickly. Simply place your salmon fillet on top of a baking sheet lined with baking paper, season, drizzle with oil (or add a knob of butter), a little lemon juice and bake in a preheated oven for approx. 15 minutes (gas mark 5/ 190 C). Remove from the oven, set aside to cool, then make the lettuce boats.
Serve salmon lettuce cups with minty avocado dip
The only part of this recipe that requires a bit of preparation is my guacamole with a twist. It’s still, however, very quick and easy to make. Simply throw all the ingredients in a blender and puree until silky smooth. Then place a dollop of this gorgeous dip on top of each lettuce wrap, drizzle with more lime juice if you like, garnish with chives and serve!
The addition of freshly chopped mint leaves makes this zesty lively dip super refreshing and simply ideal to pair with the salmon. Mint and lime are a fabulous pairing, tried and tested, and not just in food recipes. Have you tried my Mojito with Mastika?
What other ingredients work well in lettuce wraps
Lettuce wraps make fantastic starters or snacks, are extremely versatile and look really appetizing. They are all about the filling and the possibilities are endless. You can fill your lettuce wraps with chicken salad mixture, salsa, beans, even potato salad if you want to turn it into a lighter snack. (And add a little finesse to it too:) Check out also my Leftover Turkey Lettuce Wraps recipe I made a while ago.
Other leftover salmon recipe ideas
If you are looking for more leftover salmon recipe ideas try my healthy leftover salmon pasta with spinach. It’s another easy and delicious lunch idea. You may also like this creamy salmon and potato bake, which is ready in 30 minutes. Check out also this nutritious salmon and avocado salad with crispy kale and lemon dressing.
Salmon Lettuce Wraps with Avocado Dip
- Cooked salmon
- 8-10 gem lettuce leaves
For the avocado dip
- 2 medium/large avocados peeled, deseeded
- 2-2.5 tablespoons finely chopped fresh mint leaves
- 1 small garlic clove
- Juice of half a lime
- 2 tablespoons fromage frais/thick yogurt
- 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
- Sea salt and pepper to taste
- Freshly chopped chives or spring onions for serving optional
- Place individual lettuce leaves on a large plate/tray and spoon a desired amount of the salmon into each leaf.
- To make the guacamole, combine all the guacamole ingredients and puree until smooth. Place a dollop of the mixture on top of the salmon, sprinkle with chives/spring onions (opional) and serve!