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Imagine all the flavors of Mexico packed into a fresh, crunchy lettuce leaf. There is so much flavor packed into every mouthful of these Lettuce Wraps. It’s like a fiesta in every bite!

Lettuce Wraps lined up on a serving platter

Let’s talk about a recipe that’s as tasty as it is healthy: Mexican Style Lettuce Wraps!

These wraps are perfect for a quick lunch, a fun dinner, or even a snack. And the best part? They’re so easy to make.

​These wraps are a great low carb option if that’s what you’re looking for. The entire recipe is one healthy choice after another.

My favorite part of this is probably the sweet flavor of the tomatoes and avocado. Who says a healthy lunch can’t also be super tasty?

The crisp lettuce leaves to a great job of wrapping everything up in a perfect little bundle. With fresh ingredients like this, you can’t go wrong!

Whether you’re cooking for yourself, your family, or a bunch of friends, everyone is going to love these.

These Lettuce Wraps can be a great appetizer or a main course. So, let’s get started and wrap our way to a delicious, healthy treat!

Some of our other favorite vegetarian recipes we have on our site include: Easy Crunchy Asian Slaw Recipe, Best Easy Orzo Pasta Salad with Feta, and Copycat Trader Joe’s Green Goddess Dressing Recipe.

overhead image Lettuce Wraps on a plate

WHY THIS RECIPE WORKS:

  1. Super Easy to Make: You’ll have these wraps ready in no time with minimal cooking.
  2. Perfect for Sharing: Great for parties, picnics, or family dinners.
  3. Light and Refreshing: A fantastic option for those warmer days or when you want something lighter, they also make a great main dish.

INGREDIENTS NEEDED (SCROLL TO THE BOTTOM OF THIS POST FOR THE FULL RECIPE CARD):

  • Lettuce leaves
  • Black beans
  • Yellow corn
  • Red onion
  • Ripe avocado
  • Tomatoes
  • Mayonnaise
  • Olive oil
  • Lime juice
  • Cilantro leaves
  • Salt
ingredients needed for Lettuce Wraps

HOW TO MAKE LETTUCE WRAPS:

  1. Add the black beans, corn, onion, avocado, tomatoes, mayonnaise, cilantro, olive oil, lime juice, and salt to a large bowl.
  2. Toss to combine until everything is well mixed.
  3. Divide the salad among the lettuce leaves. Garnish with more chopped cilantro if desired, and serve.
collage of images on how to make Lettuce Wraps

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT THIS RECIPE:

Absolutely! Dive into the colorful world of veggies and add any you love to your vegetarian lettuce wraps.

From the crisp crunch of iceberg lettuce to the sweet bite of red bell pepper, the choice is yours. Don’t forget that mixing bowl – it’s your canvas for creating the ultimate Mexican lettuce wraps.

Whether you prefer the hearty texture of romaine lettuce or the lightness of iceberg, each brings its own charm to your wraps.

Find more suggestions below!

For the perfect complement to your wraps, avocado lime ranch dressing or spicy hot sauce is a match made in heaven.

These sauce ingredients can level up your wraps from a delicious appetizer to an unforgettable one.

Imagine the creamy, zesty goodness of our avocado ranch sauce drizzled all over or the vibrant heat of a well-chosen hot sauce adding that extra zing.

Whether you’re aiming for dinner tonight or prepping for a family gathering, these dipping sauces can cater to everyone’s tastes.

They would also be good on Thai chicken lettuce wraps, your favorite lettuce wrap recipes, or even classic chicken lettuce cups. 

overhead image Lettuce Wraps on a oval white plate

Make notes on your recipe card saying what you liked about this. Next time you make it you can adjust accordingly!

  • Toss in some grilled chicken or ground turkey for extra protein.
  • Add a few red pepper flakes for a bit of heat.
  • Mix in some chopped green onions for a pop of color and taste.
  • Throw in some water chestnuts for an extra crunch.
  • Sprinkle some cheese on top for a cheesy delight.

These easy lettuce wraps can be changed to your desire. Here are some great options!

  • Swap mayo with Greek yogurt for a healthier dressing option.
  • Use bibb lettuce or butter lettuce instead of iceberg for softer wraps.
  • Replace black beans with ground chicken or beef for a meaty version.
  • Substitute olive oil with vegetable oil if needed.
  • Switch out red onion for green onions for a milder flavor.
  • Choose brown sugar instead of white for a deeper sweetness.
5 Lettuce Wraps lined up on a plate

HOW TO STORE:

Refrigerator: Keep the filling in an airtight container for up to 3 days. Store the lettuce leaves separately to keep them fresh.

Freezer: Freezing is not recommended as the veggies and lettuce may become soggy upon thawing.

DANA’S TIPS AND TRICKS:

  • Use the freshest lettuce you can find for the best crunch.
  • Let everyone build their own wrap for a fun mealtime activity.
  • Prepare the filling ahead of time for a quick meal prep solution.
  • Don’t forget to drizzle with lime juice for that zesty kick.
  • If you like it spicy, add more hot sauce to taste.
  • Experiment with different fillings and sauces to keep things interesting.
up close image of Lettuce Wraps on serving plate

These Lettuce Wraps are a game-changer when it comes to quick, healthy, and delicious eating. With just a few simple steps, you can enjoy a meal that’s packed with flavor and goodness.

It’s a great way to bring some freshness to your table, and the customization options are endless.

Whether you’re a meat lover, vegetarian, or just looking for something new to try, these wraps have got you covered.

So grab some lettuce, prep your fillings, and get ready to enjoy a tasty wrap that’ll have you coming back for more.

If you’ve tried these LETTUCE WRAPS, let me know how it turned out in the comments! You can follow me over on PINTEREST, INSTAGRAM OR FACEBOOK to find some more of our mouthwatering recipes! 

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Easy Mexican Veggie Lettuce Wraps Recipe

Author Dana at ThisSillyGirlsKitchen.com
Prep: 15 minutes
Imagine all the flavors of Mexico packed into a fresh, crunchy lettuce leaf. There is so much flavor packed into every mouthful of these Lettuce Wraps. It’s like a fiesta in every bite!
Servings 12 wraps

Ingredients
  

Instructions

  • Add the black beans, corn, onion, avocado, tomatoes, mayonnaise, cilantro, olive oil, lime juice, and salt to a large bowl.
    ¾ cup canned black beans, ¾ cup canned yellow corn, ½ red onion, 1 ripe avocado, 2 Roma tomatoes, ¼ cup mayonnaise, 2 tablespoons cilantro leaves, 1 tablespoon olive oil, Juice of half lime, ½ teaspoon salt
  • Toss to combine until everything is well mixed.
  • Divide the salad among the lettuce leaves. Garnish with more chopped cilantro if desired, and serve.
    12 romaine lettuce leaves

Notes

  • Use the freshest lettuce you can find for the best crunch.
  • Let everyone build their own wrap for a fun mealtime activity.
  • Prepare the filling ahead of time for a quick meal prep solution.
  • Don’t forget to drizzle with lime juice for that zesty kick.
  • If you like it spicy, add more hot sauce to taste.
  • Experiment with different fillings and sauces to keep things interesting.

Nutrition

Calories: 96kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 0.01g | Cholesterol: 2mg | Sodium: 172mg | Potassium: 237mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 2583IU | Vitamin C: 5mg | Calcium: 18mg | Iron: 1mg
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Course Appetizer
Cuisine American

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