Hoisin Pork Wraps, GF, DF, EF

A Send Off & Hoisin Pork Lettuce Wraps (GF, DF, EF)

Hoisin Pork Wraps, GF, DF, EF
Hopefully, we’re this happy at the end of the weekend! Courtesy of http://lostdiscoverer.blogspot.com.

This weekend we’re sending my younger sister back to college. I’m really excited because she picked a fifth floor apartment, which means lots of free exercise as we carry up the boxes! (My university didn’t even have dorms with more than four floors). In all honesty, she moved me into my university housing more than I moved myself, so I owe her big time. And, it will be fun to spend time with her this weekend.

After leaving everything to the semi-last minute, we’re finally gearing up for our road trip. Well, she’s packing and I’m blogging. I’ll catch up sooner or later. Nonetheless, I thought it would be a great time to feature a recipe that she made this summer! You see, even though my sister doesn’t have celiac disease, when she makes a gluten free (& Kaila allergy friendly) meal, she takes pictures for my blog. Did I mention that I owe her big time?

Hoisin Pork Wraps, GF, DF, EF

Most recently she made Hoisin Pork Wraps. She actually ate these all summer long after finding the original recipe in Cooking Light. This delicious and light treat can be portioned as an appetizer or as an entrée. Plus, it takes less than 15 minutes to create! We actually just bought a new bottle of GF hoisin sauce because I always need a quick and flavorful, yet still nutritious, meal in my repertoire.

Hoisin Pork Wraps, GF, DF, EFBefore you read the recipe, do you remember where I was last weekend? For all my Fiesta Friday friends still guessing my beach location that I mentioned in last Friday’s post, I was actually in the Bahamas on Disney’s private island- Castaway Cay! Feel free to check out my post all about the cruise from Monday!

As always, happy cooking! And, for anyone starting classes this week, best wishes for an awesome first semester!

Hoisin Pork Lettuce Wraps*

Allergens: Celiac friendly and free of the Big 8, except soy! Be extra careful to purchase a gluten free hoisin sauce. I have seen a soy free hoisin sauce before, but it might have been a local product.


  • ⅓ cup Gluten Free Hoisin sauce
  • 1 tbsp. plus 1 tsp. fresh squeezed lime juice
  • 1 tbsp. plus 1 tsp. water
  • 3 cups packaged cabbage and carrot coleslaw
  • ½ cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • ⅓ cup unsalted peanuts or cashews (optional topping)
  • 1 tablespoon cooking oil
  • 3 (4-oz) boneless center-cut loin pork chops
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • Boston lettuce leaves


  1. Combine the hoisin sauce, lime juice, and water in a small bowl. Hoisin Pork Wraps, GF, DF, EF
  2. In a separate bowl, combine coleslaw, cilantro, and nuts.Hoisin Pork Wraps, GF, DF, EF
  3. Cut the pork chops into thin strips (≈ 24).Hoisin Pork Wraps, GF, DF, EF
  4. Season with salt and pepper.Hoisin Pork Wraps, GF, DF, EF
  5. Cook pork chops in a  large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat with oil. Saute 4 minutes or until lightly browned. Hoisin Pork Wraps, GF, DF, EF
  6. Fill lettuce leaves with pork slices, hoisin-lime sauce, and coleslaw from Steps 1 and 2. Hoisin Pork Wraps, GF, DF, EF

Tips and Tricks

  • This recipe makes 4 lettuce wraps, which works as an entrée. Or, you could serve them individually as an appetizer.
  • If you like this lettuce wrap, be sure to check out the ones I made with bacon a few weeks back! They’re also GF, DF, and EF (as always).
  • I don’t recommend cutting the meat out of this recipe; however, chicken could work as a pork sub. Let me know what substitutions you would make below!

Adapted from Cooking Light

32 thoughts on “A Send Off & Hoisin Pork Lettuce Wraps (GF, DF, EF)

  1. Okay, NOW THIS is my speed type of recipe, minimal ingredients and minimal time. WHAT brand hoison sauce do you use? I think I’d try this with chicken! Good luck moving your sister in, bleh I hate moving -_- haha so stressful!

    1. Woohoo! I’m working on adding more quick meals into my repertoire before December! I have an abnormally busy holiday season this year, so I need to start engraining recipes into my brain.

      I use Wok Mei (the GF one), and really like it! However, I have a tapioca allergy, so I can’t try most of them out there to compare. 🙂

  2. Your sister is so thoughtful! And I love how you said “free exercise.” 😉 What a great attitude. These look so delicious. There’s a soy-free hoisin! I’ve definitely got to keep an eye out for that! Love this easy and healthy meal!

    1. Thanks! She’s the best! I know, I was surprised too. I’m not sure if it was a local product or a brand name, I’ll try to add it in here the next time I see it. 🙂

  3. Sounds like you and your sister have a neat relationship! So sweet of her to take pics of her food for you, and sweet of you to help her move. 5 floors! Your legs are going to be hurting…at least mine sure would. 🙂 Hope you enjoy your time together!

    1. Thanks! She’s a ton of fun. I have super weak arms, but I bet my legs will feel it too. Fortunately, I love the unpacking part once you get all the boxes upstairs. 🙂

    1. Homemade is always delicious! I’m sure I could come up with substations to make it GF, but it probably wouldn’t be the same. 😉

      Thanks! And, I’ll send along your kind words to my sister. Have an awesome weekend!!

    1. I posted some bacon ones as well last week! I absolutely love lettuce wraps because I find them to be refreshing, and they add an extra layer of crunch. You should definitely try them out. Hope you had a great weekend. 🙂

  4. I wish I had had this recipe when I was at university. However, not too late to try it now. Hope the move goes smoothly. You are lucky people to have each other.

    1. Thanks, I love my sister. In fact today she just sent me a link with more egg substitutes. She’s always looking out for me! This recipe is definitely a quick one, and perfect for uni or a busy work schedule, so it’s certainly not too late to try! Let me know if you do. Hope you had an awesome long weekend! 🙂

  5. Kaila, love this recipe. and I’m always looking for healthier version wraps. I will definitely be trying this one. Happy FF to you, and enjoy the weekend. Good luck with the move, especially climbing all those stairs…. OUCH!! 🙂

    1. Thanks! The move went smoothly! There’s actually nine floors in her building, so the fifth floor was only a mild hike compared to some. Let me know how it comes out, or any extras you throw in too! 🙂

    1. Exactly! I’ve had three very different lettuce wraps in the past week! They’re definitely a versatile item. Plus, they work as an appetizer or entrée! Hope you get to enjoy some more soon. 🙂

    1. Thanks! It’s definitely nice to mix up the lettuce wraps with pork once in awhile. (We always have chicken in our lettuce wraps around here). And, my sister is so sweet! Fortunately, I get to see her in two weeks for a family event, so it was more of a “See you later” send-off this year.

      Thanks for hosting FF, and I hope you had a wonderful weekend. 🙂

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