Make Your Own Keto Copycat Jimmy John’s Unwich Recipe!

Turkey & Provolone Jimmy John's Unwich

yield: 1 SERVINGS

prep time: 10 MINUTES

total time: 10 MINUTES

Ingredients

  • 3 large pieces of iceberg lettuce
  • 1 tablespoon real mayonaise
  • 1 teaspoon yellow mustard
  • 3 oz. of turkey lunch meat (3 to 4 slices)
  • 10 slices cucumber
  • 3 slices tomato
  • 1/2 small avocado
  • pinch salt
  • pinch pepper
  • 2 slices provolone cheese

Directions

1

Stack 3 leaves of iceberg lettuce together to form a "bowl.

2

Start by spreading the mayonnaise on the lettuce leaf, followed by mustard, turkey lunch meat, cucumbers, tomatoes, avocado, salt, pepper, and finally the provolone cheese.

3

Tightly wrap the lettuce around the fillings. Transfer the lettuce wrap to a piece of parchment paper. Tightly wrap the parchment paper around the lettuce wrap like a burrito, folding the ends in.

4

Cut the unwich in half and enjoy! Fold or tear away the parchment paper as you eat to help keep everything in place.

Nutrition Information

Yield: 1 serving, Serving Size: 1 unwich
Amount Per Serving: 464 Calories | 34.9g Fat | 12.4g Total Carbs | 6.2g Fiber | 3.7g Sugar | 24.9g Protein | 6g Net Carbs

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If you love Jimmy John’s Unwich, you can make this keto copycat unwich recipe and save money! It’s delicious and freaky easy to make!

holding cut in half Jimmy John's unwich showing insides of the lettuce wrap

Are you a fan of Jimmy John’s unwich?

I am! It’s a perfect yummy keto lunch because it’s like eating a traditional sandwich – except tightly wrapped in lettuce minus the carb-loaded roll. The best part is you can completely customize the fresh ingredients to fit your individual taste, and it’s easy to make!

jimmy john's diy unwich ingredients

Pick your low-carb ingredients!

Really, any of the lunch cheese and meat combos will work out, but this is how I made my copycat Jimmy John’s Unwich today. The sandwich I always order at Jimmy John’s is the #12 Beach Club which features turkey lunch meat, tomato, provolone cheese, mayonnaise, and avocado. I used a couple of pieces of iceberg lettuce to make my wrap, but I’m sure you could use another lettuce like butter or romaine instead.

I think bacon would be a great addition to this sandwich! Next time I’m trying it. ๐Ÿ™‚

Jimmy John's Unwich ingredients on a counter

three leaves of iceberg lettuce stacked together to form a bowl

iceberg lettuce bowl with mayo, mustard, and turkey lunch meat

iceberg lettuce bowl with mayo, mustard, turkey lunch meat, and tomato

iceberg lettuce bowl with mayo, mustard, turkey lunch meat, tomato, cucumber, avocado, salt, and pepper

iceberg lettuce bowl filled to the top and topped with provolone slices

Jimmy John's unwich rolled up in parchment paper and cut in half


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Turkey & Provolone Jimmy John's Unwich

yield: 1 SERVINGS

prep time: 10 MINUTES

total time: 10 MINUTES

Here's how to make a copy cat Jimmy John's keto friendly meal like the "Beach Club" turkey and provolone unwich.

Ingredients

  • 3 large pieces of iceberg lettuce
  • 1 tablespoon real mayonaise
  • 1 teaspoon yellow mustard
  • 3 oz. of turkey lunch meat (3 to 4 slices)
  • 10 slices cucumber
  • 3 slices tomato
  • 1/2 small avocado
  • pinch salt
  • pinch pepper
  • 2 slices provolone cheese

Directions

1

Stack 3 leaves of iceberg lettuce together to form a "bowl.

2

Start by spreading the mayonnaise on the lettuce leaf, followed by mustard, turkey lunch meat, cucumbers, tomatoes, avocado, salt, pepper, and finally the provolone cheese.

3

Tightly wrap the lettuce around the fillings. Transfer the lettuce wrap to a piece of parchment paper. Tightly wrap the parchment paper around the lettuce wrap like a burrito, folding the ends in.

4

Cut the unwich in half and enjoy! Fold or tear away the parchment paper as you eat to help keep everything in place.

Nutrition Information

Yield: 1 serving, Serving Size: 1 unwich
Amount Per Serving: 464 Calories | 34.9g Fat | 12.4g Total Carbs | 6.2g Fiber | 3.7g Sugar | 24.9g Protein | 6g Net Carbs

Brought to you by Hip2Keto.

holding cut in half Jimmy John's unwich with a bite out of it

Tips for making the best copycat Jimmy John’s Unwich:

  • One good tip for separating lettuce is to first core the head of iceberg and then rinse the lettuce, letting the water gently separate the leaves. It works!
  • Once the leaves are separated, you’ll create a “bowl” with three of the leaves by stacking them together. You then fill the bowl with your unwich ingredients and roll up the lettuce bowl around the filling. Thanks to @julesfood on Instagram for this lettuce wrap method. If this method doesn’t work for you, you can line up two to three leaves in a row, slightly overlapping, and then roll up your roll that way.
  • Don’t forget to pick up parchment paper! It’s essential to TIGHTLY wrap your sandwich with it to make it easier to eat.
  • The easiest way to eat an unwich is to peel down the paper as you eat. That way you don’t even have to touch the insides with your hands, and everything stays neatly together.

jimmy john's unwich

Hooray for a DIY Unwich!

I love the crunch from the lettuce, and this whole Unwich is a super satisfying meal! I appreciate this keto idea to feed a family because everyone can kind of customize their own version. Plus you can totally wrap up an Unwich and bring it on the go to eat! Yum!

holding cut in half Jimmy John's unwich showing insides of the lettuce wrap

Here’s what my Hip sidekick, Emily, had to say about this Jimmy John’s copycat recipe:

“I’ve made plenty of lettuce wraps in my day and this is probably one of my favorites. There’s something about the flavor combo of turkey with cucumber, tomato, avocado, and provolone that is so good! And the mayo and mustard too! It’s perfection!” 


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About the writer:

Lina has a Bachelor's Degree from Northern Arizona University with 11 years of blogging and photography experience having work featured in Today.com, Martha Stewart, Country Living, Fox News, Buzzfeed, and HGTV.


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Comments 8

  1. Jody

    Just made my first unwich for lunch. Didn’t wrap it super great, but it was still really good! I went meatless. I put two slices of Gouda cheese, sliced tomato, sliced onion, pickles, two slices of Morning Star Farm bacon crumbled, and guacamole.

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      Way to go Judy! That sounds super delish <3

  2. Gina

    This is a GOLD idea. I’ve been spending way too much at JJ’s getting their unwiches. I need to just make my own!

    Thanks!!

    • Amber (Hip Sidekick)

      You are SO very welcome, Gina!

  3. M.J.

    I tried my first unwich at Jimmy John’s. I was not impressed… watery. I stuck it in a low-carb wrap at home, and it was much better. I guess I still need some “bread” for a sandwich.

    • Angie (Hip2Keto Sidekick)

      Hi M.J.! Thats ok too. Whatever works for your lifestyle โค Somedays I use a wrap too & some days I eat it without!

  4. Saffy

    Made my first unwich today ( just started keto), I used iceberg lettuce, chorizo, beef tomato, cucumber, stuffed olives, salami and chipotle sauce and mayonnaise. Really nice.

    • Amber (Hip Sidekick)

      How exciting! Sounds delicious! ๐Ÿ˜‹ Thanks for sharing how you made yours! ๐Ÿ’–

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