Pork larb lettuce wrap.

Pork Larb Lettuce Wrap


With a savory, sweet, and gently spicy dipping sauce, these Thai lettuce wraps will have you coming back for more! It’s fantastic!

Larb, a Thai and Laotian ground pork salad, is a popular dish in the north of the country. It’s possible that larb originated in Laos, but this recipe for Pork Larb Lettuce Wraps is an adaptation from a recent Food & Wine issue. Larb is a great filling for lettuce wraps because it is usually served with raw veggies.

I love everything about this pork larb lettuce wrap: the flavorful filling, the crisp lettuce, and the savory, sweet, spicy, and sour dipping sauce.

Fill the middle of the lettuce leaf with a small amount of the ground pork filling before serving. Place a generous amount of dipping sauce on top of the meat before wrapping it up and enjoying it.

Thai chiles can be added to lettuce wraps if you prefer a little extra heat, but I don’t think most people will enjoy the extra kick. Enjoy!

There are just 230 calories in one serving of this meal.



  • 2 sliced Thai chilies with seeds
  • 2 tablespoons of lime juice
  • 2 tablespoons of fish sauce
  • 1 ½ tablespoons of sugar
  • 1 tablespoon of water


  • 4 cloves of thinly sliced garlic
  • ½ pound of ground pork
  • 1 tablespoon of vegetable oil
  • 1 teaspoon of fish sauce
  • 1 teaspoon of sugar
  • 1 teaspoon of fish sauce
  • Salt and pepper


  • 1 iceberg lettuce
  • ¼ cup of torn basil, cilantro leaves, and mint
  • 1 sliced Thai chili with seeds


  1. Whip together all of the Dipping Sauce ingredients until well-combined before serving. Refrigerate or set aside until required.
  2. Warm up some oil in a skillet for the filling while it’s heating up on the stovetop. Sauté the garlic for a few minutes until it’s browned. Add the sugar and heat for a further 20 seconds.
  3. Stir the pork and cook for a few minutes at a medium-high temperature. Cook the beef until it’s no longer pink, about four minutes. Stir the fish sauce and soy sauce. Add salt and pepper to your preference. Transfer to a bowl.
  4. To assemble, scoop out a tablespoon or two of the ground pork filling and place it in the center of each lettuce leaf. Wrap the meat in lettuce and serve with the dipping sauce on the side. Thai chilies can be added to your lettuce wraps as an optional ingredient if you prefer your food a little spicier.


Alternatively, you might use ground beef or chicken.

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