Herbed Cheese Lettuce Rolls

  • Yield: 8 servings
  • Prep: 10 mins
  • Cook: 0 mins

Make the tomato salsa in advance and store it in the fridge up to 3 days—then bring it, the ricotta and the lettuce leaves to the picnic in the cooler so you can roll the wraps just before serving. Serve leftover salsa with chips.


Tomato Salsa:
1large tomato, seeded and finely chopped
1small shallot, minced
1/4cup finely chopped cilantro
2teaspoons fresh lime juice
1/2teaspoon chili powder
1/2teaspoon ground cumin
1/2teaspoon salt
1/4teaspoon coarsely ground black pepper, divided
1/8teaspoon garlic powder
Lettuce Rolls:
1cup part-skim ricotta
1/2cup grated Parmesan cheese
16large Boston lettuce leaves


  1. To prepare salsa, combine tomato, shallot, cilantro, lime juice, chili powder, cumin, salt, pepper and garlic powder in a medium bowl; stir well.
  2. To prepare lettuce rolls, combine ricotta and Parmesan cheese. Place a heaping tablespoon of cheese mixture in each lettuce leaf; top with a rounded tablespoon of tomato salsa, and enclose. Serves 8.

Nutritional Info *per serving

  • Calories 80
  • Glycemic Load 0
  • Fat 4g
  • Saturated Fat 2.5g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
  • Monounsaturated Fat 1g
  • Cholesterol 15mg
  • Sodium 270mg
  • Potassium 180mg
  • Carbohydrate 4g
  • Fiber 1g
  • Sugars 1g
  • Protein 6g
  • Trans Fat 0g
  • Vitamin A 30%
  • Vitamin C 8%
  • Calcium 15%
  • Iron 4%