My garden is going crazy! It looks like a July garden but we’re only halfway through June. I’m definitely going to have tomatoes by the 4th of July, which is the true sign of a good garden. People in Idaho always brag when they have tomatoes by the 4th of July. These Sausage Lettuce Wraps are made with lettuce and radishes from my garden. Expect many, many garden recipes this summer!
Kris and I planted the garden over Mother’s Day weekend. My goal is always to plant by Mother’s Day but that usually doesn’t happen….actually, this is probably the first year I’ve got the garden in by Mother’s Day. We have a ridiculous amount of volunteer green leaf lettuces from last year, and I’m obsessed with them. The lettuce leaves are gorgeous and, best part, no bugs. I’ve always been skeptical of planting lettuces or broccoli because of bugs, but they seem to stay away from my green leaf lettuce.
I plant radishes because they’re a good ego boost. Anyone can grow radishes; they’re ready in about a month, and it’s very reassuring to see something thriving in your garden. My radishes are already trying to go to seed and I need to eat them up before they get too big and woody. The lettuce is almost done too and starting to seed. So I went out and picked a ton of lettuce and radishes for lettuce wraps. As usual, I’ve been eating a ton of salads lately and needed to mix things up a bit.
These Sausage Lettuce Wraps are delicious and so easy to make. You can use any type of sausage and any toppings. I went for Aidells Spicy Mango with Jalapeño smoked chicken sausage. The sausage is precooked so I just heated it in a skillet to get it a little crispy on the outside and then sliced it. While the sausage was cooking, I sliced the radishes, diced the onion, and made the chipotle aioli. The chipotle aioli is really what makes these lettuce wraps. A good sauce will make or break a meal. To finish the wraps I topped them with the radishes, cilantro, and shredded cheese.
These make a great, healthy, low carb meal. Lettuce wraps are an excellent way to increase your vegetable intake! Hope you enjoy them! Let me know your favorite type of lettuce wraps!
- For the Chipotle Aioli: 6 tbsp mayo, 2 tsp sauce from canned chipotle peppers in adobo sauce + 2 of the chipotle peppers, 1 tbsp lime juice, 2 tbsp cilantro, ¼ tsp pepper, pinch of salt.
- 8 green leaf lettuce leaves
- 4 sausages (I used spicy mango with jalapeño smoked chicken sausage)
- 4 radishes, thinly sliced
- ½ small yellow onion, minced
- ¼ - ½ cup Mexican blend shredded cheese
- Cilantro for garnish
- Wash green leaf lettuce and pat dry.
- Heat skillet over medium heat to cook sausages. Cook for approximately 10 minutes, turning occasionally until all sides are browned. Remove from heat and slice.
- While sausage is cooking, place all ingredients for Chipotle Aioli into a food processor or blender. puree until smooth.
- To assemble wraps, arrange half of a sliced sausage, 3-4 radish slices, 1-2 tbsp of onion, shredded cheese, and cilantro on lettuce leaf. Top with chipotle aioli and enjoy.