Adventures in Healthier Eating with 2 Kids and a Picky Husband

Taco Lettuce Wraps

8 WWPP Posted by 8 years ago 14 Comments

This fabulous meal came via Krista S. She was nice enough to share the idea with me and as soon as I saw it I knew I HAD to make it. I’m a HUGE taco fan and I love the idea of ditching the shell and replacing them with crisp lettuce leaves. These are light, super tasty and FULL of fresh veggies. What’s not to love? :)

I made them just for myself with some leftover ground turkey meat I had after making Grilled Honey Mustard Turkey Oat Burgers this weekend. You can of course double or triple the recipe for more servings. You know I’m all about the ‘idea’, so take it and run with your favorite taco toppings. I’m thinking pinto beans or even using my Spicy Black Beans and Zucchini instead of the turkey next time.

Here’s what I did tonight…Taco Lettuce Wraps

  • 6 oz lean ground turkey raw (around 4 oz cooked)
  • about 1 tsp of my taco seasoning
  • 4 large inner leaves of romaine lettuce
  • 4-5 strips of green bell pepper chopped
  • 1/4 of a tomato chopped
  • 1 oz Fancy Mexican shredded cheese
  • about 2 tbsp salsa

Brown the turkey with the seasoning until gray. While “browning” clean the leaves and chop the veggies.

Evenly distribute the cooked turkey to the leaves, top with diced peppers, tomatoes, cheese and salsa.

Wrap and eat! All the flavor of tacos with a fresh twist!

Taco Lettuce Wraps - 2Taco Lettuce Wraps - 3

Approx Nutritional Information per serving
Servings Amt per Serving
1 Entire Recipe – 4 “Tacos”
Calories Fat Fiber WWPs
320 11g 2g old: 7 new: 8
Sugar Sat Fat Carbs Protein
4g 6g 8g 50g

See other recipes using: cheese, ground turkey, lettuce, salsa, taco seasoning, tomato

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    June 15, 2009



    June 15, 2009

    YUMMY! It looks delish, can't wait to try it, maybe this weekend! :)

    Krista S.

    June 15, 2009

    Woo hoo!! I'm so glad you liked this idea. I'm a total taco-holic and this really works for me. Thanks for featuring the idea...I hope your readers enjoy it, too =)


    June 16, 2009

    Looks delicious! I always want to eat something in lettuce but im not sure what to put in it because im a vegetarian and itll just turn into a salad lol.. It just clicked that i could do this with some crumbled up black bean burgers! =D Great idea! Thanks as always =P


    June 16, 2009

    Those look sooo yummy! I've been wanting to try a new recipe with ground turkey - this is definitely up my alley!


    June 16, 2009

    Great idea with LOTS of possibilities! You could do a shredded chicken taco OR keeping it vegatarian you could use Boca or Morningstar soy crumbles! My mind is just spinning with possibilities!


    June 18, 2009

    This is such a good idea. I could have tacos every night for dinner. Will be trying this recipe very soon.


    June 19, 2009

    This is the most ingenious idea! We had tacos last night, so I stuffed my leaves of romaine lettuce with black beans and salsa -- delicious! I don't think I'll ever go back to taco shells or tortillas again! Thanks Roni!!


    June 19, 2009

    This is a GREAT idea! I asked my husband if he would try it: he looked like he might cry ;) He can have shells, I'll be doing this! Everyone's happy. Thanks!

    Jennifer G

    June 19, 2009

    Loved this idea...I used the wrap with your Spicy Bean idea and it was great! My husband loved it too!


    November 12, 2009

    My husband loved it and was shocked at how it really satisfied his addiction to tacos. He even tweeted about it. Definitely a keeper!


    January 7, 2010

    Made these last night...ABSOLUTELY delicious! Totally satisfied the taco craving!!!


    October 4, 2010

    Nice low carb recipe. It looks really delicious. I'm looking forward to trying this.

    Indian Restaurant in Panama

    June 20, 2013

    even i am a "HUGE" taco fan !! i wish i came across this site earlier!!thanks for the recipe..i just made one and it tasted awesome!! :)