Taco Lettuce Wraps

Taco Lettuce Wraps - A wonderfully healthy, low carb alternative to traditional tacos, packed with tons of flavor and protein!

A wonderfully healthy, low carb alternative to traditional tacos, packed with tons of flavor and protein!

Taco Lettuce Wraps - A wonderfully healthy, low carb alternative to traditional tacos, packed with tons of flavor and protein!

After making those quinoa black bean tacos a couple weeks back, I was in major need of another taco fix. But with our pending Cabo trip just 4 weeks away, I was desperate for a healthier alternative. That’s how these lettuce wraps happened – the absolute perfect low-carb alternative to fulfill my taco cravings.

Taco Lettuce Wraps - A wonderfully healthy, low carb alternative to traditional tacos, packed with tons of flavor and protein!

Taco Lettuce Wraps - A wonderfully healthy, low carb alternative to traditional tacos, packed with tons of flavor and protein!

Taco Lettuce Wraps - A wonderfully healthy, low carb alternative to traditional tacos, packed with tons of flavor and protein!

Taco Lettuce Wraps - A wonderfully healthy, low carb alternative to traditional tacos, packed with tons of flavor and protein!

And not only is this packed with tons of flavor but it comes together in 20 minutes in just one pot! Now how easy is that? Once you’re done, you can spoon that right into those lettuce cups and stuff your face all. night. long.

Taco Lettuce Wraps - A wonderfully healthy, low carb alternative to traditional tacos, packed with tons of flavor and protein!

Healthy, nutritious, quick and oh-so-tasty. What more could you ask for?

Taco Lettuce Wraps

A wonderfully healthy, low carb alternative to traditional tacos, packed with tons of flavor and protein!

Ingredients:

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 pound ground turkey
  • 1 cup salsa
  • 1 (4-ounce) can diced green chiles
  • 1 tablespoon taco seasoning
  • 1 (15-ounce) can corn kernels, drained
  • 1 (15-ounce) can black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro leaves
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 1 head butter lettuce
  • 1/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese, optional
  • 1/4 cup reduced-fat sour cream, optional

Directions:

  1. Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium high heat. Add ground turkey and cook until browned, about 3-5 minutes, making sure to crumble the turkey as it cooks; drain excess fat.
  2. Stir in salsa, green chiles and taco seasoning until heated through, about 2-3 minutes. Stir in corn, beans and cilantro until well combined; season with salt and pepper, to taste.
  3. To serve, spoon several tablespoons of the turkey mixture into the center of a lettuce leaf, taco-style, garnished with cheese and sour cream, if desired.

Adapted from Dashing Dish.