Creamy Crab Lettuce Wraps with Cheesy Lime Dip


This recipe for crab lettuce wraps is an “appetizer” entry in the So Delicious Dairy Free 3-Course Recipe Contest, submitted by reader Joni Hilton. For the dip and creamy filling, she uses Coconut Milk Beverage and Barista-Style Coconut Milk Creamer from So Delicious.

Creamy Crab Lettuce Wraps with Cheesy Dairy-Free Lime Dip

So Delicious Dairy Free 3 Course Recipe Contest BadgeJoni says this dish is “sweet and spicy with a killer dip!”

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Special Diet Notes & Options: Crab Lettuce Wraps

By ingredients, this recipe is dairy-free / non-dairy, egg-free, gluten-free, peanut-free, and tree nut-free.

For soy-free and dairy-free creamy crab lettuce wraps, use an allergy-friendly cream cheese alternative, such as Daiya, and add some chives.

Creamy Crab Lettuce Wraps
Serves: Makes 20 small appetizers (but you can serve several to one person)
  1. In a small bowl, stir crab meat with 6 ounces of the dairy free cream cheese, setting 2 ounces aside. Stir in So Delicious Creamer, red peppers and cayenne pepper.
  2. Place a spoonful of crab mixture on each lettuce leaves and roll up tightly. Cut on a diagonal and place on serving platter.
  3. In a small bowl, beat remaining dairy free cream cheese with So Delicious Coconut Milk and the juice of 2 limes. Spoon into dipping bowl, then sprinkle with lime zest. Serve with sliced wraps.

About Author

Alisa is the founder of, Food Editor for Allergic Living magazine, and author of the best-selling dairy-free book, Go Dairy Free: The Guide and Cookbook for Milk Allergies, Lactose Intolerance, and Casein-Free Living, and the new cookbook, Eat Dairy Free: Your Essential Cookbook for Everyday Meals, Snacks, and Sweets. Alisa is also a professional recipe creator and product ambassador for the natural food industry.

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