Summer Quick and Colorful Lettuce Wraps
Updated: Sep 17, 2021
This simple and quick recipe is healthy and easy to feed large groups of people! Think taco bar sans the tortilla and ala the greens. Many of the ingredients can be easily substituted for others you already have at home and to avoid any food preferences/allergies. Truthfully, the night Ana and I made these, we really did just look in the fridge to see what we had to work with. That’s when the magic really begins: out of forced creativity and hunger.
Claire and I are both on our own health and fitness journey’s and a large part of that involves stable nutrition. Comin’ from two of the hangriest gals around, we take consistent and balanced meals very seriously. This recipe only takes about 20 minutes from prep to plate. Adjust measurements for how many people you are cooking for. Also an excellent food prep option.
Time: 20 Min prep to plate
Servings Made: Approx 4 servings (depending on how much meat you wish to consume)
1 head of Butter or Romaine lettuce (anything that is at cupping in all the goodies)
1 lb of Ground turkey (or beef or chicken… or tofu)
2 green onion
1 Red Bell Pepper (Optional)
1 avocado (optional)
Your favorite salsa (optional)
2 tbls Olive Oil (or another oil)
½ tsp cumin
½ tsp crushed black pepper (or to taste - Claire and I like A LOT)
A solid dash of garlic powder (or fresh chopped garlic: 2-3 cloves)
Dash of paprika
Pinch of Lemon Sea Salt
Red (Cayenne) Pepper to your spicy likening
¼ Bunch of cilantro
In a large skillet, heat two tbls of Olive or Avocado Oil
Add package of ground meat of your choice at medium heat.
Add chopped onion and seasonings
Let simmer until meat is thoroughly browned all the way through
Taste the meat as it finishes cooking and see if you need to add more seasoning for your taste
Break lettuce into full leaves, rinse and pat dry
Place 2-3 tbls of protein from the skillet on each piece of lettuce
Top with your choice of ingredients. We used sliced bell pepper, avocado and salsa to make a more nutritionally balanced and colorful meal.
If dairy is in your diet, you can add sour cream, shredded cheese, or Ana’s fave pre-dairy free option, plain greek yogurt for an extra protein boost and yummy flavor.
Plate and enjoy a colorful and filling meal with great company