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Spiced Lamb Lettuce Wraps

Spiced Lamb Lettuce Wraps are my new favourite healthy meal. If you're looking for an easy dinner or a tasty meal prep idea, this recipe is for you!
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Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Course Dinner
Cuisine English
Servings 6
Calories 366 kcal


  • Chopping Board & Sharp Knife
  • Medium Saucepan with Lid & Sieve (if you are cooking rice)
  • Large Frying Pan & Spatula


  • 185 g (1 cup) Wholegrain Rice
  • ½ tbsp (½ tbsp ) Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 500 g (1 lb) Lean Lamb Mince (Ground Lamb)
  • ½ tbsp (½ tbsp) Cumin
  • 1 tsp (1 tsp) Turmeric
  • 1 tsp (1 tsp) Ground Coriander
  • 2 (2 ) Garlic Cloves Finely chopped
  • 1 (1 ) Red Chilli Finely chopped (Remove Seeds if you don't want the heat)
  • 2 tsp (2 tsp) Dried Mint
  • 1 tsp (1 tsp ) Sea Salt
  • ½ tsp (½ tsp) Black Pepper Freshly ground
  • ½ tbsp (½ tbsp ) Nigella Seeds
  • 4 (4 ) Stems Cavolo Nero Washed, woody stems removed and then finely chopped
  • 100 g (¾ cup) Frozen Peas
  • 4 (4 ) Little Gem Lettuces Ends trimmed, washed and patted dry

Serving Suggestions (Not Calculated in Nutrition Table)

  • Feta Cheese
  • Red Chilli



  • Prepare your ingredients and get your equipment ready.

Wholegrain Rice

  • Get your brown rice into a saucepan of boiling water and cook as per package instructions. Use double the water to the amount of rice. Here, we are using 1 cup (185g) of rice and 2 cups (370ml) of boiling water. Once cooked, drain and fluff up with a fork. Place the rice back into the saucepan and pop the lid on to keep warm until you’re ready to serve.

Spiced Lamb

  • Meanwhile, get the spiced lamb cookin’. In a large frying pan, add olive oil and heat for a minute. Then, add your lamb mince, breaking it up as it cooks. After 4 minutes of frying, the lamb should have released fat. I would say, if the fat is excessive, remove some of it with a spoon. You only want about a tablespoons worth left in the pan.
  • Now, add the cumin, turmeric and coriander to the pan. Stir to evenly distribute into the meat, and the spices become aromatic.
  • Add the garlicchillidried mintsalt and pepper to the pan and cook for 1 minute.
  • Next, stir in the nigella seeds. And, finally, add the cavolo-nero and peas and warm through for another 2 minutes. By this point, the lamb should be brown, a little crispy even, and absolutely no pink bits should remain. And it should be tasty as hell!

To Serve

  • Build your wraps. With little gem lettuce, I would pile up 1-2 tablespoons of rice, and the same again of lamb. I LOVE to sprinkle extra red chilli and feta over mine! I reckon 3-4 wraps is a good serving size per person, depending on how hungry you’re feeling. They’re surprisingly filling!


Calories: 366kcalCarbohydrates: 29gProtein: 19gFat: 20gSaturated Fat: 9gCholesterol: 61mgSodium: 461mgFiber: 3gSugar: 2g
Keyword lamb, lamb wraps, lettuce wraps, spiced lamb
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