Did you know that a rough translation of the word “taco” is “light lunch”? Well, it doesn’t get any lighter than this recipe for tacos with lettuce shells!
A simple lettuce shell can be a crisp, delicious vessel for all your favorite taco fillings. Make any Taco Tuesday bariatric-friendly with this tasty take on a Tex-Mex classic!
- 2 tbsp. olive oil
- 1 ¼ lbs. ground turkey breast
- 1 small yellow onion
- 2 cloves peeled garlic
- 1/3 cup packed fresh cilantro
- ¼ cup fresh lime juice
- ½ cup green salsa
- ½ tsp. chili powder
- ½ tsp. ground cumin
- 1 tsp. dried oregano
- ¼ tsp. kosher salt
- ¼ cup low-sodium chicken stock
- 1-2 heads of iceberg lettuce
- Diced avocadoes and tomatoes for garnish
- In a food processor, add onion, garlic, cilantro, lime juice and green salsa. Pulse until a smooth salsa consistency is reached; set aside.
- In a medium non-stick sauté pan, heat olive oil over medium heat. Add ground turkey and cook, breaking up any large pieces, for 5 minutes. Add chili powder, cumin, oregano and salt; stir.
- Add salsa to turkey and stir to combine and cook until turkey is cooked through about 5 minutes more. Add chicken stock, turn heat to medium-high and bring to a simmer. Cook for an additional 1-2 minutes.
- Turn heat off and let turkey mixture sit while you prepare the lettuce cups. Tear off large pieces of lettuce that are big enough to hold about 1/3 cup of ground turkey. Top each lettuce cup with diced tomato, avocado and extra cilantro if desired.
Serves 4 (2 tacos per serving; 8 total tacos)
This recipe comes from Mountain Momma Cooks—courtesy of Kelly Smith.