Taco Lettuce Wraps


Don't limit yourself to lettuce for this low-carb, gluten-free taco lettuce wrap recipe—any fresh green sturdy enough to wrap around 1/2 cup of filling works.

Cook Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
30 mins
4 servings


  • 8 small iceberg or romaine lettuce leaves or 4 large, cut in half crosswise

  • 1 tablespoon canola oil

  • 1 pound lean ground beef

  • ¼ teaspoon salt

  • 5 tablespoons prepared salsa

  • 1 tablespoon rice vinegar

  • 1 ½ teaspoons ground cumin

  • 1 cup diced avocado

  • 1 cup julienned jícama (see Tip)

  • ¼ cup finely diced red onion


  1. Wash and dry lettuce leaves well and cut out any tough ribs.

  2. Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add ground beef, season with salt and cook, stirring often, until cooked through, 4 to 6 minutes.

  3. Meanwhile, whisk salsa, vinegar and cumin in a small bowl.

  4. Remove the pan from the heat, add the salsa mixture and stir to combine. Serve in the lettuce leaves, topped with avocado, jicama and onion.


Jícama is a round root vegetable with thin brown skin and white crunchy flesh. It has a slightly sweet and nutty flavor. To peel it, use a small, sharp knife or vegetable peeler, making sure to remove both the papery brown skin and the layer of fibrous flesh just underneath.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

291 Calories
19g Fat
8g Carbs
23g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Serving Size 2 wraps
Calories 291
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 8g 3%
Dietary Fiber 4g 16%
Total Sugars 2g
Protein 23g 46%
Total Fat 19g 24%
Saturated Fat 5g 24%
Cholesterol 72mg 24%
Vitamin A 246IU 5%
Vitamin C 9mg 10%
Folate 47mcg 12%
Sodium 349mg 15%
Calcium 34mg 3%
Iron 3mg 16%
Magnesium 36mg 9%
Potassium 579mg 12%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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