Jamaican Jerk Mushroom Lettuce Wraps with Papaya Salsa (Foodservice portion)

Recipe Courtesy of the Mushroom Council and mushroominfo.com


These Jamaican jerk wraps with papaya salsa are a meal for the whole family to enjoy.

Yield: 24 wraps

Serving Size: 1 lettuce leaf with 1/2 cup filling


  • 2 medium onions, cut into ½-inch dice (divided)
  • 1 Scotch bonnet pepper or 2 jalapeno peppers, seeded and cut into ½-inch dice (divided)
  • 4 tablespoons fresh ginger, grated
  • 5 limes, juiced
  • 1/4 cup low sodium soy sauce
  • 2/3 cup olive oil (divided)
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 2 tablespoons dried leaf thyme
  • 5 teaspoons allspice
  • 1 teaspoons cayenne pepper
  • 3 teaspoons nutmeg
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 3 pounds oyster mushrooms, halved
  • 2 pounds button mushrooms, halved
  • 6 cups mixed greens, coarsely chopped
  • 24 large Boston lettuce leaves (about 4 full heads, cleaned)

Papaya Salsa

  • 5 large papayas, peeled, seeded and coarsely chopped
  • 1 small red onion, cut into ½-inch dice
  • 1 large red bell pepper, seeded and cut into ½-inch dice
  • 1 large green bell pepper, seeded and cut into ½-inch dice
  • 2 jalapeno peppers, seeded and finely chopped
  • 1/3 cup fresh cilantro, coarsely chopped
  • 3 limes, juiced
  • 1 orange, juiced
  • 2 teaspoons red pepper flakes


1. Place all papaya salsa ingredients in a bowl and mix thoroughly.  Cover and refrigerate until ready to use.

2. Place half the diced onion and half Scotch bonnet or jalapeno in the bowl of a food processor. Add ginger, lime juice, soy sauce, 1/3 cup of olive oil, maple syrup, thyme, allspice, cayenne, nutmeg and cinnamon.  Puree until well combined. Set aside.

3. Warm a grill or griddle to medium high heat.  Place mushrooms in a bowl; toss with remaining olive oil, onion and peppers. Turn half the mix onto the grill and cook 2 – 3 minutes, turning often with a spatula. Place cooked mixture in a large bowl; repeat process with remaining half.  Mix in the onion and pepper spice blend.

4. Lay out individual lettuce leaves on trays covered with paper towels.  Top each with about 1/4 cup mixed greens, 2 tablespoons papaya salsa and 1/4 cup mushroom filling.

Nutrition Facts

(1 wrap with ½ cup filling): Calories: 178; Total Fat: 7g; Saturated Fat: 1g; Cholesterol: 0g; Sodium: 119mg; Protein: 4g; Carbohydrates: 29g; Dietary Fiber: 6g

Family portion


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