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Pesto Shrimp Salad Wraps topped with red peppers and served on a wooden platter.
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Pesto Shrimp Salad Wraps

Pesto Shrimp Salad Wraps are a hearty appetizer or main filled parsley lemon pesto shrimps, lemon pepper rice in a crisp lettuce wrap.
Cook Time30 minutes
Total Time30 minutes
Course: Appetizers/ Snacks, Mains
Cuisine: American
Diet: Gluten Free
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 319kcal
Author: HWC Magazine


Parsley Lemon Pesto

  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 cup parsley
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil (or more as needed to help get the food processor moving)
  • ¼ cup onion
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • salt and pepper
    to taste

Sautéed Garlic Shrimp

  • 1 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic
    peeled and minced
  • 1 pound shrimp
    peeled and deveined
  • salt and pepper
    to taste
  • ¼ cup red bell pepper
    garnish - optional
  • 8 ice burg lettuce leaves washed and dried


  • Make your Lemon Pepper Rice  and set aside.
  • Make your Parsley Lemon Pesto: In your food processor add lemon zest, lemon juice, parsley, olive oil, garlic and salt and pepper to taste.  Set aside.
  • In a medium frying pan, add olive oil, garlic, shrimp and salt and pepper to taste and fry until pink and no longer translucent (about 3 minutes in an iron skillet). Add your chopped red bell pepper and stir fry. You could also grill your shrimp, if you like.
  • Toss the shrimp and red peppers with the Parsley Lemon Pesto. Set aside.
  • Assemble Pesto Shrimp Salad Wraps: Place a dry and clean lettuce leaf on a plate and mound with a generous portion of Lemon Pepper Rice and Parsley lemon shrimp and squeeze fresh lemon juice on top. Enjoy!


This recipe serves about 2 lettuce wraps per person. Leftover shrimp and rice can be stored in a sealed container in the refrigerator for 3 days. 
Best served slightly warm or at room temperature. 


Serving: 1wrap | Calories: 319kcal | Carbohydrates: 49g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 8g | Sodium: 13mg | Potassium: 216mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 1637IU | Vitamin C: 38mg | Calcium: 49mg | Iron: 1mg