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Vegetarian Lettuce Wraps

Published By Stephanie
Spicy black bean taco lettuce wraps with creamy guacamole and peach and manga salsa are perfect for Meatless Monday or anytime you want to get a plant-based meal on the table in around 20 minutes.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 5 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Mexican
Servings 4 servings
Calories 236 kcal


Black Bean Filling

  • 2 T Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 1 15oz Black beans drained and rinsed
  • 2 T water
  • 1 t cumin
  • ½ t chili powder
  • 1 t smoked paprika
  • ¼ t cayenne pepper
  • ¼ t Mexican dried oregano
  • Sea salt and pepper to taste
  • Optional: Red Peppers diced


  • 2 large Avocados ripe and pitted
  • 1 medium tomato seeded and diced
  • 3 T fresh lime juice
  • 2 T fresh cilantro minced
  • ½ medium jalapeño finely diced
  • sea salt and pepper to taste


  • Choice of lettuce whole leaf


  • Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add beans, water, cumin, chili powder, smoked paprika, cayenne, and Mexican oregano. Season with salt and black pepper, to taste, and stir to combine.
  • Cook, stirring occasionally, until the black bean mixture is warmed through and the spices become fragrant, around 4-5 minutes. Remove from heat and set aside.
  • While the beans are cooking, mash the avocado in a small glass or other non-reactive bowl. Add tomato, lime juice, fresh cilantro, and jalapeño. Season with salt and black pepper, to taste, and stir to combine. Set aside.
  • Transfer warm beans to a bowl and add diced bell pepper, if using. Sprinkle with additional spices, if desired.
  • Serve immediately by taking a large crisp lettuce leaf or lettuce cups and place with large lettuce leaves for wrapping, along with fresh guacamole and peach and mango salsa (see link in post or recipe on website). Enjoy!


You're going to want to use a firm, crisp lettuce variety. It will need to hold up to the weight of the filling. Here are the top picks for best lettuces to use:
  • Iceberg lettuce
  • Romaine lettuce
  • Boston Lettuce
  • Butter Lettuce


Calories: 236kcalCarbohydrates: 11gProtein: 3gFat: 22gSaturated Fat: 3gPolyunsaturated Fat: 3gMonounsaturated Fat: 15gSodium: 15mgPotassium: 603mgFiber: 8gSugar: 2gVitamin A: 801IUVitamin C: 18mgCalcium: 24mgIron: 1mg
Keyword low carb, tacos
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