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Chickpea Lettuce wraps

Spicy Chickpea Lettuce Wraps are filled with Mexican Chickpeas, corn, avocado, salsa, cheese, sour cream, jalapeños and finished off with a squeeze of lime. These are more of a vegetarian lettuce tacos that are healthy, filling and customizable – Perfect vegetarian taco Tuesday recipe!

a small plate with a lettuce cup filled with spicy chickpeas, salsa, avocado, sour cream and jalapenos

It all began with this AMAZING Chickpea Tacos.

  • Quick <— uses canned garbanzo beans
  • Easy <— about 5-7 minutes on the stovetop
  • Great vegetarian option
  • Healthy
  • So flavorful
  • Spicy
  • Great lunch / dinner idea

I also made them into Chickpea Taco Meal Prep Bowls and it is such a winner every time.

Just look at these ingredients – So fresh. So delicious. So good for you.

Heres what goes into my CHICKPEA LETTUCE WRAPS-

  • Fresh, crisp lettuce cups
  • Spicy chickpea 
  • Sweet corn
  • Avocado
  • Salsa
  • Cheese
  • Sour cream
  • Jalapeños
  • A squeeze of lime

I told ya, all good things in here!

More Mexican dinner ideas :

a display of All ingredients needed to make chickpea lettuce wraps
a hand trying to grab a freshly made garbanzo bean lettuce wrap

How to make Vegetarian taco lettuce wraps?

Step-1: Make Mexican chickpeas, cool. 

Step-2: Assemble all other ingredients.

Step-3: Load up a lettuce wrap and eat.

Done and DONE.


More Spicy – Add some chopped jalapeños along with onion and garlic when making the chickpeas and increase the cayenne pepper. Also, use a spicy salsa.

Less Spicy – Skip the cayenne and use a mild salsa.

Use as much or as little corn / avocado / cheese / sour cream / salsa / jalapeños

Is it chickpeas or garbanzo beans?

Both chickpeas and garbanzo beans refer to the same beans and both names are used interchangeably. So, these can also be called Garbanzo Bean Lettuce Wraps.

a small plate with lettuce cups filled with Mexican chickpeas, avocado and salsa

These spicy vegetarian lettuce wraps use canned chickpeas, which makes it a great great weeknight dinner idea when you are running short of time yet want to eat healthy.

Not a fan of lettuce wraps? Just chop up lettuce and make into a salad instead —> A spicy vegetarian lettuce taco for the win!

Keeping track of all the recipes with chickpeas?

Spicy Indian Roasted Chickpeas

Instant Pot Chickpea Curry with Beets

4 Ingredient Creamy Chickpea Salad

Instant Pot Thai Chickpea and Spinach Curry

Guilt Free Chocolate Hummus

Chickpea Curry Soup

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4.80 from 20 votes

Chickpea Taco Lettuce wraps

Hearty, Healthy, filling, vegetarian chickpea taco lettuce wraps are great for lunch, dinner and lunch box. Delicious as salad too. 
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Salad
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: chickpea lettuce wraps, garbanzo bean lettuce wraps, spicy chickpea lettuce wraps, vegeatarian Mexican lettuce wraps, vegetarian lettuce taco, vegetarian lettuce wraps
Author: Maria Doss


Spice Mixture

  • 1 teaspoon each chili powder, coriander powder and paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon each cumin powder, dried oregano and salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper powder, or more if you like it spicy

Taco Chickpeas

Lettuce Wraps

  • 6 to 8 lettuce leaves ( Iceberg, Romaine or Iceberg)
  • 1 ripe avocado, sliced or chopped
  • 3/4 cup salsa or pico de gallo
  • 3/4 cup shredded cheddar
  • 1/2 cup cooked corn
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1/4 chopped cilantro
  • sliced jalapenos, as required


Make spice mixture

  • Stir all spice mixture ingredients together in a small bowl.

Make Taco Chickpeas

  • Heat vegetable oil in a medium non-stick skillet over medium heat. 
  • Saute onion and garlic for 1-2 minutes, until onions are translucent.
  • Add chickpeas and spice mixture. Cook, stirring occasionally for 3-5 minutes, until spices are toasted well.
  • Take off heat and stir in lime juice and cilantro. 

Assemble Chickpea Taco Lettuce Wraps

  • Spoon few tablespoons of the taco chickpeas into each lettuce cups and top with some avocado, salsa, cheddar, corn, sour cream, cilantro and jalapeños slices (as much as you’d like). 

To serve as a salad

  • Tear lettuce into bite sized pieces and toss everything together. 


Chickpeas can be made ahead and refrigerated for up to 4 days. Reheat to warm before making lettuce wraps. 
Chickpea recipe can be easily doubled or tripled
More Spicy – Add some chopped jalapeños along with onion and garlic when making the chickpeas and increase the cayenne pepper. Also, use a spicy salsa.
Less Spicy – Skip the cayenne and use a mild salsa.
Use as much or as little corn / avocado / cheese / sour cream / salsa / jalapeños

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Recipe Rating


Tuesday 4th of December 2018

Oh goodness! I can’t wait to make these! love it Hashmanis

Maria Doss

Tuesday 4th of December 2018

You are so sweet, thanks hun:)

Katherine | Love In My Oven

Friday 26th of October 2018

I love lettuce wraps! The spicy chickpeas are a great idea - such a fresh meal!

Kelly @ Kelly Lynns Sweets and Treats

Monday 22nd of October 2018

I am seriously drooling!! It’s like I can almost taste the spicy chickpeas in the crisp lettuce. Mmmmm great for Meatless Monday’s!!

Maria Doss

Tuesday 23rd of October 2018

Totally. thanks Kelly:)