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Stir friediceberglettuce
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5 from 9 votes

Stir-Fried Iceberg Lettuce

Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Asian
Servings: 2 People


  • ½ head Iceberg lettuce
  • 2 tsp Cooking oil
  • 1 tsp Ginger minced
  • 1 tsp Garlic minced
  • 2 tsp Soy Sauce
  • 1 tsp Apple cider vinegar
  • ½ tsp Vegetarian Oyster Sauce
  • ½ tsp Toasted sesame oil
  • ½ tsp Red chili flakes
  • ¼ tsp Black pepper powder
  • ½ tsp Sugar


To make the sauce -

  • In a small bowl, combine the soy sauce, apple cider vinegar, sesame oil, Vegetarian oyster sauce, Red chili flakes, pepper powder and sugar.
  • Use a small whisk and mix the ingredients to combine.

To make the Stir Fry -

  • Clean the iceberg lettuce by removing the outer leaves that appear wilted or discolored.
  • Knock the lettuce down on the counter couple of times. This helps to loosen the core and it is easy to just pull the center core and remove it.
  • Tear the lettuce into large pieces with your hand. I used half a head to serve 2 people.
  • Wash the lettuce and make sure you dry it well before using it in the stir-fry recipe.
  • In a wok or a cast iron, heat the oil.
  • Add the minced ginger and and let it fry for 10 seconds.
  • Next add the garlic and let it fry for 10 more seconds.
  • Now add the iceberg lettuce and mix well. Cook it in high heat for about 30 seconds stirring constantly.
  • Now add the prepared sauce and mix to combine. Cook for about 15 to 30 seconds or until the lettuce is slightly wilted but still has a bit of crunch to it. Don't make it too soft and make sure that the iceberg lettuce still has some crunch to it.
  • Serve warm.