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!

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

Prep Time 10 minutes

Cook Time 10 minutes

Total Time 20 minutes

Yield 4 servings

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

Instructions

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.

Notes

Adapted from Dashing Dish

http://damndelicious.net/2014/04/28/taco-lettuce-wraps/


Comments

  1. Joan says

    This looks so good and healthy. I am going to lettuce wrap this instead of the Taco shell it to cut calories. Thanks for this recipe.

    • Joan says

      I thought I was in the Quinoa Black Bean Taco recipe when I made this comment. Sorry about that. Love this recipe and seeing this recipe gave me the idea for that recipe.

  2. Sabine says

    What are the seasonings on the plate above? The recipe only calls for taco seasoning, salt and pepper. The plate looks like it has ground red pepper, cumin, garlic, oregano?, crushed pepper flakes, salt, chili powder, and pepper. Is this a homemade version of taco seasoning? If it is would you please give us your version because I would love to try home made taco seasoning.

  3. says

    I’ve been dying to make lettuce wraps for so long and I think I’m finally inspired to do it :) I’ve never even thought about doing a non-Asian lettuce wrap, I’m sure it’s awesome.

  4. says

    Here is what I like about this besides being delicious and one pot—–the idea of using lettuce as the wrap. I live alone. Quick meal without having leftover taco shells to contend with. The count down is significantly low now for your vacation. Ole;

  5. says

    Oh my goodness, these look perfect! I love tacos, especially the filling, but not always the tortillas, so I often eat the centers with a fork and leave the tortilla on the plate. I love the idea of a lettuce wrap instead! Already pinned!

  6. says

    Chung-Ah, all your recipes look amazing! I’m so excited I found your site! I’m pinning lots of these and looking forward to cooking them for dinner!

  7. Liz says

    Made this tonight, and it was so easy and good! I didn’t even feel like I was “eating healthy” because it still had all the flavors and texture of a standard taco. Such a simple idea, but it works wonderfully. Thank you!

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