If you are like me, I have to mix up my salad regimen to keep it interesting and fun. Sometimes, it’s the exact same ingredients, but fixed in a different way, like these lettuce boats.

Lettuce boats make me feel like I’m eating a sandwich or taco, but it’s really just a salad! I think its the fact that I can hold it in my hands instead of eating it with a fork.

There are so many variations you can do with lettuce boats. If you don’t have the lettuce boats shape, you can use lettuce leafs and make it more of a sandwich. Romaine lettuce is a good shape for lettuce boats, but you can also find pre-packaged green leaf lettuce boats – I found mine at Kroger.

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I didn’t add beans to this, but the no-oil hummus recipe has a chickpeas base so you get your bean serving that way. Click here to use this tangy, spicy no-oil hummus recipe or use your own!

Other options you can use for lettuce boats:

Cauliflower, kale, spinach, black beans, green peppers, onion, mushrooms, shredded carrots, beets – ANYTHING you would normally put on your salad or try something new!

I used balsamic glaze and it looks so pretty drizzled over. You can also just use balsamic vinegar, but it just gets a little messier!

Easy Hummus Lettuce Boats Recipe

Prep Time5 minutes
Total Time5 minutes
Course: Lunch
Cuisine: Vegan, Whole Food Plant Based
Keyword: Eat to Live, Nutritarian, Salad, Vegan, whole food plant based
Servings: 1
Calories: 382kcal
Author: Kim Murphy


  • 3 Lettuce leaf boats
  • 6 tablespoons No-oil hummus
  • 1 cup raw broccoli florets
  • 1/4 cup roasted red pepper strips oil free
  • 1/2 diced avocado
  • 1 tablespoon pepitas or sunflower seeds
  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar or balsamic glaze


  • Smear each of the lettuce leaf boats with equal amount of no-oil hummus.  Click here for the no-oil hummus recipe.
  • Split the broccoli between each lettuce leaf and top with roasted red peppers, diced avocado, and pepitas or sunflower seeds.
  • Drizzle with balsamic vinegar or balsamic glaze.
  • You can use ANY vegetables you would normally put on a salad and even use your own no-oil salad dressing!  


Serving: 3lettuce boats | Calories: 382kcal | Carbohydrates: 35g | Protein: 16g | Fat: 28g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Sodium: 198mg | Potassium: 1306mg | Fiber: 17g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 8212IU | Vitamin C: 111mg | Calcium: 129mg | Iron: 5mg

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