Wednesday, July 15, 2009

lettuce wrap burritos

i love the combination of hot and cold with these burritos - you don't often find lettuce wraps stuffed with a warm inside. not to mention that these burritos are pretty healthy, and serving them lettuce-wrap-style gives them a fun crunchy texture you wouldn't get with a regular tortilla. be sure and have lots of napkins around - if these are overstuffed, you might run into some messy eating. :)


  • 1 head fresh broccoli
  • 1/2 large zucchini
  • 1 red bell pepper
  • 1 can kidney beans, drained
  • 1/2 can rotel
  • 1/2 tablespoon cumin
  • 1/2 tablespoon onion powder
  • 1/2 tablespoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 tablespoon taco seasoning
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 4-5 large romaine leaves
  • fixins: guac, olives, salsa, jalapenos
heat coconut oil in large non-stick skillet on medium-high heat. chop the broccoli, zucchini and pepper down and toss them into the skillet. saute for 1-2 minutes, then add in the water to help soften the veggies. when veggies start to become tender, add the kidney beans, rotel and spices.

saute/simmer for approximately 10 minutes, or until the liquids have cooked off. remove from heat and let cool a little before spooning mixture into the lettuce leaves. add your favourite burrito fixins' and enjoy!

19 comments:

Adam said...

These look really, really refreshing. I've actually leaned more towards lettuce wraps than tortillas. They just have this crunch that's awesome.

Lauren said...

Those look beautiful! I always over stuff mine! Looove lettuce wraps!

Tami (Vegan Appetite) said...

Yum! I love hot and cold together like that....these have to be delicious!

veggievixen said...

delicious, i love making wraps with leafy greens. great for summer too!

Jen said...

yum! and i'm a huge fan, just huge fan of rotel 'maters in a can. nice summer meal.

Eddie G said...

Those look amazing!

Bianca said...

Yum! I always order the lettuce wraps for my veggie fajitas at Cozymel's restaurant in Memphis. I enjoy the hot/cold combo as well. But yes, they are very messy.

Mihl said...

Ha ha. I am such a messy eater! Those wraps look good and yum, olives!

East Village Vegan said...

Lettuce wraps can get messy, but well worth the effort!

ChocolateCoveredVegan said...

Mmmmm I love lettuce wraps! Yummmy :)

Vegetation said...

I haven't tried lettuce yet, but I love wrapping food in spinach leaves so these look perfect!!

Jeni Treehugger said...

Ooh delicioso!
And because they're healthy you can eat twice as many!!
YeeeHah!

jessy said...

oh my goodness, miss v.! your lettuce wrapped burritos look so colorful & awesome! i like the hot 'n cold combo as well! nice! totally gonna have to make these, we haven't had mexican themed yummies in forever!

we made a pasta sauce inspired by your glorious creamy cashew tomato sauce last night - it rocked so hard! thanks so much, miss. v!

iRaw said...

Your lettuce wraps look so good! Great combination of toppings you laid on 'em too.

Mike K said...

Using lettuce as burrito wrappers is a great idea for summer, when lighter is always better - the filling looks delicious!

Sal said...

sounds good - i like the idea of using lettuce instead of tortillas!

Usha said...

Loved the idea of lettuce wrap, seems perfect for summer !

shellyfish said...

I love hot/cold combos like this one, especially in the summer! Excellent!

Veg-a-Nut said...

These look really good! Dinner tonight?