Lettuce Wrapped Tacos (Vegan Option Available)

13 25 261
Ingredients Minutes Calories
Prep Cook Servings
15 min 10 min 6
Lettuce Wrapped Tacos (Vegan Option Available)
Health Rating
Easy grain-free and low carb lunch.


1 tbsp Olive oil
1 tsp Garlic (minced)
1/2 pepper(s) Green chili pepper (also chile or chilli) (chopped)
1 tsp Cumin
1 tsp Taco seasoning mix, McCormick
680 gm Ground turkey, lean (lean, see notes for vegan)
1/2 tsp Salt
1/2 cup Green onion, scallion, ramp (chopped)
1 cup Cilantro (coriander) (chopped)
6 medium leaf (s) Iceberg lettuce (used for the shell)
2 tbsp Lime juice (fresh)
2 cup Salsa, ready-to-serve
1 cup cubes Avocado


  1. In a heavy non-stick frying pan, heat olive oil on medium. Add minced garlic and diced green chiles. Saute for about 1 minute. Add cumin and taco seasoning and cook, until fragrant about 1 minute. 
  2. Add ground turkey and salt and cook over medium-high heat, breaking apart with the back of the spatula as it cooks. Cook for about 5 minutes, or until the turkey is starting to brown.  
  3. While turkey cooks, thinly chop green onions and set aside. Then wash cilantro, spin dry or dry with paper towels, and finely chop. Cut off the root end of lettuce, discard tough outer leaves, and wash lettuce. Spin dry.
  4. When Turkey is lightly browned, add sliced green onions and cook for about 2 minutes. Turn off heat, then stir in chopped cilantro and lime juice. 
  5. Use the inner, more folded part of the lettuce leaves to make the taco lettuce wrap. Spoon 2 to 3 large spoonfuls of turkey mixture into each piece of lettuce. Top with salsa and avocado cubes and serve. 


Make it vegan 

  • You can use the same amount of crumbled hard tofu, jackfruit, textured vegetable protein, ground round, or lentils as a substitution.

No ground turkey?

  • You can use ground chicken or beef.

Nutrition Facts

Per Portion

Calories 261
Calories from fat 132
Calories from saturated fat 30
Total Fat 14.6 g
Saturated Fat 3.4 g
Trans Fat 0.1 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 3.1 g
Monounsaturated Fat 7.4 g
Cholesterol 99 mg
Sodium 924 mg
Potassium 756 mg
Total Carbohydrate 10.4 g
Dietary Fiber 3.8 g
Sugars 4.3 g
Protein 23.8 g

Dietary servings

Per Portion

Meat 1.3
Vegetables 1.5

Energy sources