Korean Roasted-Carrot Lettuce Wraps Recipe

Korean Roasted-Carrot Lettuce Wraps

Serves 4-6 (2-3 wraps each)

Crunchy and sweet, this flavor-packed Korean-inspired lettuce wrap will be enjoyed by veggie and meat lovers alike. The Metropolitan Market Kalbi Marinade used in this dish has become a customer favorite over the years! Now, it's available for purchase—you'll find that it is excellent for adding flavor to pork, chicken, beef, and seafood. Find all Metropolitan Market marinades in the Butcher Shop.


  • 1/2 lb carrots, peeled and cut into 1/4-inch by 2-inch strips
  • 2 Tbsp vegetable oil (preferably neutral-tasting, like canola or grapeseed)
  • 2 Tbsp Metropolitan Market Kalbi Marinade
  • 12 small lettuce leaves
  • 1 bunch fresh herbs (basil, mint, and/or cilantro), finely chopped
  • 1 Treviso or 1/4 radicchio, finely sliced (see Cook’s Tip)
  • Black sesame or nigella seeds
  • Optional:
  • Red chile peppers, (sliced or finely chopped)
  • Gochujang


  1. Preheat oven to 450 F. Place carrots on a sheet pan and toss with oil. Spread out and roast for 12 minutes, or until carrots start to caramelize.
  2. Remove from oven and add marinade, tossing until carrots are coated. Roast for an additional 1-2 minutes.
  3. Arrange lettuce leaves on a platter. Fill with 3-4 carrot strips. Garnish with herbs, Treviso or radicchio, seeds, and red chile pepper. If you like heat, drizzle with a little gochujang.
  4. Cook’s Tip:
  5. Treviso is a leafy winter vegetable from the chicory family that looks like a purple endive. It is not only beautiful in color, but it has a delicious crunch and a unique, sweet-bitter flavor that complements the roasted carrots. Cut it in half lengthwise and chiffonade (slice into very thin strips).


Amount Per Serving (based on 4 servings)
Calories: 80
Fat: 5 g
Saturated Fat: 0 g
Cholesterol: 0 mg
Sodium: 160 mg
Carbohydrates: 8 g
Fiber: 2 g
Sugar: 5 g
Protein: 1 g
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