Taco Lettuce Wraps

5 from 8 votes

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Taco Lettuce Wraps are the perfect low carb meal you need in your life. It’s so simple to make because it’s basically a salad in taco form!

Being on somewhat of a healthy/low carb kick has had me thinking outside the box. Taco Lettuce Wraps aren’t exactly a groundbreaking discovery, but it’s a lot healthier and figure-friendly to use lettuce in place of tortillas or taco shells. Plus the green color makes them look extra pretty! And I’m pretty sure it’s a scientific fact that pretty food tastes better than ugly food….however this recipe and this recipe are exceptions to that rule.

Taco Lettuce Wraps

Ingredients Needed for Taco Lettuce Wraps

You don’t need much to make these taco lettuce wraps! Simple ingredients with incredible and tasty results. Here’s what you need:

  • Bibb Lettuce – bibb lettuce leaves are the perfect size for small tacos! Remember to wash your produce.
  • Taco Meat – use chicken, beef, or pork to fill your taco lettuce wraps.
  • Cheese – I used the Mexican blend pre-shredded cheese but you can use what you like here. Cotija cheese is a great option.
  • Tomatoes – wash and chopped!
  • Onion – any type of onion is good but red onions bring a sharp taste with wonderful color.
  • Salsa – store-bought or ever homemade salsa!
  • Avocado – creamy and fresh, avocados are so good.
  • Cilantro – for a garnish and taste. If you hate the taste of cilantro just leave it out.
  • Sour Cream – creamy with a slight tang.

Feel free to not use any of the toppings listed above and customize to your heart’s desire!

Taco Lettuce Wraps

How to Make Taco Lettuce Wraps

These Taco Lettuce Wraps can be made for a quick dinner or laid out for the SuperBowl so everyone can build their own. I figure everyone loves tacos, so these would go over swimmingly at your house just like they did at mine. For full details see the recipe card down below!

  1. Prepare taco fillings (cook meat, chop produce, etc.)
  2. Wash lettuce leaves well and dry using a salad spinner.
  3. Fill each lettuce leaf with desired toppings, fold into a taco and serve.

Tips and Tricks

To make the best Taco Lettuce Wraps, you have got to customize them! Here are some ideas:

  • Lettuce: if you can’t find Bibb lettuce, romaine, or even iceberg work as well.
  • Filling: to make this recipe super fast, use leftover meat! Or for a vegetarian option use black beans.
  • Spice: to add spice, top with hot sauce, add jalapeños or even add in chili powder.
Taco Lettuce Wraps

More Wraps to Try!

If you loved these Taco Lettuce Wraps, check out these other wrap recipes.

That’s it friends, a simple and delicious dinner recipe that is low carb and healthy.

The printable recipe is below! 🙂

5 from 8 votes

Taco Lettuce Wraps

Taco Lettuce Wraps are the perfect low carb meal you need in your life. It's so simple to make because it's basically a salad in taco form!
servings 4 servings
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 20 mins

Ingredients

  • 4 leaves bibb lettuce
  • 1 lb taco meat
  • 1/4 cup Mexican blend cheese shredded
  • 1/4 cup tomatoes diced
  • 1/2 onion diced
  • 1/2 cup salsa
  • 1 avocado diced
  • 2 tbs cilantro
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • Any other taco fixings you'd like

Instructions

  • Prepare fillings.
  • Wash lettuce leaves well and dry using a salad spinner.
  • Fill each lettuce leaf with desired toppings, fold into a taco and serve.

Nutrition

Calories: 439kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 23g | Fat: 34g | Saturated Fat: 12g | Cholesterol: 94mg | Sodium: 370mg | Potassium: 740mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 955IU | Vitamin C: 8.5mg | Calcium: 107mg | Iron: 2.8mg
Course: Dinner, Lunch
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: Taco Lettuce Wraps

 

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25 Responses
  1. Taylor @ FoodFaithFitness

    5 stars
    Lettuce wraps are my favorite and I love how creative this is! I try to do a little low-carbing myself so I am super pumped that I can still enjoy my tacos!

  2. Eleni

    Dear Lauren,
    Thanks for your wonderful recipes! Would it be possible for you to attach the “finished” product photo of each recipe to the “print” version? Your photos are what first gets my attention. I being reminded of what the finished product should look like, when I get around to trying it out for myself.
    Thank you!

  3. Annamaria @ Bakewell Junction

    Lauren,
    Does this mean you could eat as much as you want because there’s no carbs? Like maybe 10.
    Annamaria

  4. Anna (Hidden Ponies)

    I love simple, and I love that fresh bright green. I might add some crunchy chips on top anyway, but I definitely want to make these 🙂

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    […] big puffy heart love Mexican food. Mostly tacos. Lettuce tacos, actually. I seriously cannot get enough. Sometimes when I feel the tex-mex cravings running […]

  6. Valerie Goodman

    I would eat tacos every day if my family would agree to it. These look amazing and I love that they’re low carb. Pinned and can’t wait to try them!

  7. Valerie Goodman

    I would make tacos everyday if my family would agree to it. These look amazing and I love that they’re low carb. Pinned and can’t wait to try these!