Sweet Potato Lettuce Wraps

When comparing nutritional values of vegetables, the sweet potato always comes on top. Packed with complex carbohydrates, fiber and plenty of beta carotene (Vitamin A), the sweet potato can be a nutritious as well as delicious part of a healthy diet. It can also save millions of malnourished children around the world. Try a unique way to enjoy sweet potatoes with this mouth watering Sweet Potato Lettuce Wraps recipe. If you like it, please forward it to your friends and family, share it on Facebook, twitter or any other social media. By signing the petition below, you can help us get the “Humble Sweet Potato” on the agendas of world leaders.

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Prep Time: 5 mins
Cook Time: 10 mins
Serves: 4


Sweet Potatoes – 1 lb (peeled and diced)
Oil – 1 Tbsp
Salt – 3/4 tsp or to taste
Cumin Seeds – 1 tsp
Whole Dry Red Chilies – 3 or to taste
Granny Smith (Green) Apple – 1 (peeled and shredded)
Green Chili – 1 or to taste (finely chopped)
Cilantro – 5 sprigs (finely chopped)
Roasted Peanuts – 2-3 Tbsp (roughly chopped)
Lime Juice – to taste
Salt – to taste
Iceberg Lettuce – 1 head


1. Heat Oil in a medium pan (skillet) with a lid.
2. Add diced Sweet Potatoes and Salt and mix through.
3. Cover and cook until sweet potatoes are tender but not mushy (approx 8 mins)
4. In the meantime, dry roast Cumin Seeds and Dry Red Chilies until fragrant.
5. Allow the cumin seeds and chilies to cool before roughly grinding them.
6. Sprinkle the spice powder over the cooked sweet potatoes and mix through.
7. In a mixing bowl, mix together shredded Green Apples, Cilantro, Green Chili, Peanuts, Salt and Lime Juice.
8. Cut Lettuce head through the middle so that lettuce “bowls” can be removed.
9. In each lettuce bowl, add a small amount of sweet potatoes and top with a little shredded apple mixture.
10. Roll the lettuce leaf into a burrito type wrap and enjoy immediately.

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0 thoughts on “Sweet Potato Lettuce Wraps

    1. I just found this recipie and I must try it this week.

      I don’t know of a replacement for the sweet potato but the apple can be replaced with Jicima. It has a texture similar to an apple, but more mild in flavor. It also has some “clean” notes similar to celery. It’s very cooling and it pairs very well with Chiles and cilantro.

      Its what I will be doing this week because I am allergic to raw apples.

  1. Hey Hetal and Anuja,

    I’m a great fan of your recipes. I love cooking and I refer a lot to your website. Keep up the fantastic work!

    Have a request : Can you please post Patra recipe


  2. I made this today at home seriously you both do a great job together. Everyone loved this recipe it was something innovative and different thank u so much.

  3. I made this today at home seriously you both do a great job together. Everyone loved this recipe it was something innovative and different thank u so much.

  4. Hi Hetal & Anuja,
    Do you guys know a good substitute for brown sugar? If so, please get back to me. Urgent cake reciepe(all shops closed, except kiosks). Anybody else got an idea? Please reply!!!
    Thanking you in advance,
    PS : LOVE your cooking!

    1. Hi Dilini,

      I have read somewhere that you can use honey as a substitute for brown sugar. You would have to use about 7/8 cup of honey for every cup of sugar. You would also have to reduce any other liquid in the recipe by 3 tablespoons. WE have not tried it, so we cannot give you an accurate feedback if it works well or not. Sorry.

  5. Awesome recipe . Made it twice in a week. Never thought tart apples taste so delicious this way. What a combination ! Absolutely loved it ! Shared your website with family n friends.

    Would love to see more such recipes from you two.

    Thanks ladies !

  6. Made it, loved it, kids were especially pleased. This despite an error on my part- I bought Romaine lettuce hearts rather than a cabbage-shaped lettuce head, and this didn’t help with making lettuce-wraps. Instead, we ate it as lettuce boats with the filling.

  7. Hi Hetal n Anuja,

    Firstly,kudos to both of u for doing such a great deed…very commendable,also want to mention that it’s become a norm for my 4 yr old to watch your website b4 bedtime,earlier it used to be mama,plz read me a book and now u guys have totally taken over..she never sleeps until i show her 2 or 3 episodes,that too has to be big ones..

    I thank u two from the bottom of my heart for doing such a noble act and helping out moms like me who aren’t very proficient in this field…oh by the way,not to forget, did try the wrap and was awesome..My husband n I loved it and also made maximum use of the Granny Smith apples in r backyard which till now nobody ever looked at.So guys plz plz continue the splendid job till the time u can and I’m sure u must be getting overwhelmed wit the praises,appreciation blessings u must be receiving…my daughter kanupriya loves u 2 both ……tc guys and all the best to u’ll forever n ever.

    1. Hi Shilpa,

      Thanks so much for your kind words! Wow, we’ve never had anyone tell us that we are bedtime favorites :). Your daughter, Kanupriya, sounds sooo sweet. Please give her a big hug from us!

  8. When you eat foods rich in these vitamins, vitamin A (found in carrots and sweet potatoes), vitamin D (found in fish), vitamin K (found in leafy greens), and vitamin E (found in almond ) consider adding a little heart-healthy oils like olive or canola. This will help absorb vitamins

  9. Hi!Aunties,
    Wow,this video is inspiring me to make this easy recipe. But,I don’t know what is Sweet Potato? In Tamil or in Sinhala?

    Anybody who knows about this, pleas reply me.Somebody gave me 2 tins of mashed beans.One is named “PEELED MEDAMMES”,and other one is “PEELED FAVA BEANS”.I don’t know what to do with this.Should I use this for any recipes? Or can I eat this directly without make anything?

    1. Hi Sumi,

      Not sure what sweet potatoes are called in Tamil (maybe some of our other viewers can help). Regarding the tins, very few items taste good right out of the tin. You should probably make something out of it.

  10. Im just curioud as to how differnt would adding jeera powder and red chilli powder taste as compared to usuing the fresh ground one in this recipe?

    1. Hi Sri,

      Fresh roasted and ground spices make a world of difference in aroma and flavor. However, if you don’t have them, cumin powder and chili powder will work.

      1. Hi Hetal & anuja,

        I was a little sceptical about this when I saw it first, considering I’m not a fan of any of the individual ingredients. But it tried it and it was bursting with flavors and had great texture, not to mention that its so healthy too. Thanks for doing it again and giving us a dish that can be made and eaten over and over again.
        – your biggest fan!

  11. Great video ladies, and a very worthy cause that highlights global inequalities. It is dreadful that such problems still exist, particularly when the US and Europe are struggling to manage obesity!

    I’m not the biggest fan of sweet potatoes, tart apples, or lettuce but can see you enjoyed the dish. I’ll reserve judgement for now….

  12. Wonderful thoughts about world hunger and a yummy recipe to boot! The cilantro and lime juice sound refreshing!

    Just wanted to add that Vitamin A is a fat soluable vitamin. Without proper fat in the diet Vitamin A cannot be absorbed.


  13. Hi to both of you, and many thanks for your wonderful videos and concern. One worried question, though: will these potatoes be genetically mutated to increase “nutrition?” I’ve done quite a bit of research into GMO foods and find that the potential for harm could be devastating and irreversible. Here’s a link with some very simple and challenging information. http://www.organicauthority.com/foodie-buzz/eight-reasons-gmos-are-bad-for-you.html

    I don’t wish to be an alarmist. I just want to make sure that we don’t make the problem of world hunger larger. Perhaps the standard, organically grown sweet potato would be enough on it’s own to begin.

    Kind regards, J

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