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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

Ingredients

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, store bought or homemade
  • 3/4 cup shredded cheddar
  • 1/2 cup cooked corn
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1/4 chopped cilantro
  • sliced jalapenos, as required

Instructions

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. 

Notes

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