Minced Pork and Watermelon Lettuce Wraps


Nice easy meal and fun for the kids!

Prep Time:
30 mins
Cook Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
50 mins
12 wraps


  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil

  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic

  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh ginger root

  • 1 onion, finely chopped

  • 1 pound lean ground pork

  • 1 carrot, finely chopped

  • 2 stalks celery, finely chopped

  • 1 teaspoon soy sauce

  • ½ cup chopped green onion

  • ½ cup hoisin sauce

  • ¾ cup pine nuts

  • 2 cups diced (1/2-inch) watermelon

  • 12 iceberg lettuce leaves


  1. Heat the vegetable oil in a heavy, non-stick skillet over high heat. Cook and stir the garlic, ginger, and onion in the hot oil until fragrant, about 1 minute; add the ground pork to the mixture and cook until completely browned, 7 to 10 minutes. Drain any excess liquid from the skillet.

  2. Reduce the heat to medium. Add the carrot and celery to the pork mixture; cook and stir until the carrot and celery begin to soften, 2 to 3 minutes. Stir the soy sauce and green onions into the mixture; remove the skillet from the heat and add the hoisin sauce and pine nuts. Stir the mixture until evenly mixed. Fold the watermelon into the mixture.

  3. Spoon the pork mixture into the middle of the lettuce leaves; wrap the lettuce around the filling to serve.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

535 Calories
34g Fat
31g Carbs
29g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 535
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 34g 44%
Saturated Fat 9g 44%
Cholesterol 75mg 25%
Sodium 681mg 30%
Total Carbohydrate 31g 11%
Dietary Fiber 4g 16%
Total Sugars 18g
Protein 29g
Vitamin C 15mg 76%
Calcium 80mg 6%
Iron 4mg 24%
Potassium 815mg 17%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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