Taco Lettuce Wraps

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Taco Lettuce Wraps

Taco Lettuce Wraps

Prep Time:

30 minutes

Cook Time:

10 Minutes

Serves:

4 servings

Nutrition:

291 calories (2)

Ingredients

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

  • 1 Tbls canola oil

  • 1 lb lean ground beef

  • 1/4 tsp salt

  • 5 Tbls prepared salsa

  • 1 Tbls rice vinegar

  • 1 1/2 tsp ground cumin

  • 1 c diced avocado

  • 1 c jicama (julienned)

  • 1/4 c red onion (finely diced)

Preparation

Step 1

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


Step 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.


Step 3

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


Step 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.


Tips

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.