Indian Lettuce Wraps with Leftover Meatballs
side salad with paprika vinaigrette
Our leftover Indian meatballs from Tuesday make a great lettuce wrap filling. Garnished with a carrot slaw, jalapenos, cilantro, and a drizzle of our leftover masala sauce, these will look like they were created by a professional caterer!
- Carrots, medium - 2
- Apple cider vinegar - 2 Tbsp
- Honey - 1 Tbsp
- Coriander - 1/2 tsp
- Cumin - 1/2 tsp
- Salt - 1/4 tsp
- Red wine vinegar - 1 1/2 Tbsp
- Paprika - 1/4 tsp
- Honey - 2 tsp
- Cooking oil - 3 Tbsp
- Cucumbers - 1/2 , sliced
- Mixed greens - 4 oz
- Cilantro - 1/4 cup , leaves torn from stems
- Jalapeno - 1 , sliced thinly
- Green lettuce leaves - 8
- Leftover tikka masala sauce (from Tue) - 1/2 cup
- Leftover Indian meatballs (from Tue) - 8 , sliced in half
- Limes - 1 , sliced into wedges
Cilantro / Jalapenos - Prep as directed. (Can be done up to 4 days ahead)
Lettuce - Break off leaves. Wash and dry.
Warm up leftover tikka masala sauce - Warm up in the microwave if desired, 20 to 30 seconds should do. (Remember to cover to prevent spattering!)
Make vinaigrette - Whisk together red wine vinegar, paprika, honey, and cooking oil. Season to taste with salt and pepper. (Can be done up to 5 days ahead)
Cucumbers - Prep as directed.
Slice meatballs in half and lightly warm up meatballs in the microwave.
Make 2 lettuce wraps / serving. Fill each lettuce leaf with 2 meatball halves, carrot slaw, cilantro leaves, sliced jalapenos and drizzle with leftover tikka masala sauce. Serve with lime wedges.
Toss vinaigrette with cucumbers and greens (and leftover carrot slaw if you have any). Enjoy Indian meatball lettuce wraps with side salad.