Mexican Lettuce Wraps

I received quite a bit of positive feedback on the Portabello Pizzas and I’ve chalked it up to 3 things:

  1. Quick
  2. Healthy
  3. Low-Carb

Not that I’m a hater when it comes to carbs… I just like to limit my intake, especially through the week. You need carbohydrates for a balanced, healthy diet but you don’t need them in the excess that most people consume. The majority of my carbs come from beans, fruit, oats, and sweet potatoes but I do enjoy tortillas, cinnamon raisin bread, the occasional white potato, and pasta from time to time.

But today is a day for subbing tortillas with romaine. This recipe meets the key 3 listed above and can be whipped up in less than 10 minutes, sans oven! It’s been a staple dinner for me since living alone and now the bf is a fan as well.

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Mexican Lettuce Wraps

Serves 1

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup black beans (canned)
  • 1/4 medium onion, chopped
  • 8 cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1 clove garlic, chopped
  • 1/8 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1/8 tsp cumin
  • 1/8 tsp cinnamon
  • salt/pepper to taste
  • 1/2 tsp coconut oil
  • 4-5 romaine lettuce leaves, washed
  • 1 oz (non-dairy) cheddar cheese*
  • salsa, guac &/or (non-dairy) sour cream** on the side

*For non-dairy cheese try Daiya cheddar style shreds. You can find it in the refrigerated area in the natural section of your grocery store or possibly with dairy-based cheese.

**Tofutti Better Than Sour Cream is amazing. Find it either in the natural section or with dairy-based sour cream at the grocery store. Otherwise health food stores are sure to carry both the SC and the cheese.

Directions

  1. Heat oil in a medium sized skillet on medium heat
  2. Saute onions and garlic until onions begin to soften, ~5 mins.
  3. Add spices now or after beans. I prefer a little bit before and a little bit after since the beans aren’t in the pan very long.
  4. Rinse black beans well then add to pan. Don’t over-heat the beans or they will dry out!
  5. Add cherry tomatoes to the pan just long enough to warm them. You can also add them separately to each wrap if you prefer them cold.
  6. Grate cheese if necessary and assemble wraps as you eat 🙂

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Buen Provecho!

Liz xo

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