Healthy, Homemade Taco Salad Lettuce Wraps {Low Carb, Grain Free & Paleo Friendly}

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You guys . . . this salad . . . I am well and truly lost for words . . .

It is so – seriously, insanely, unbelievably delicious that I can not even begin to find words that are descriptive enough, to come even remotely close to doing it the justice it deserves.

Seriously.

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I can’t even . . .

Succulent, juicy, turkey breast is combined with smoky, spicy mexican seasoning (with an extra sneaky serve of veg) then loaded into a cool crisp lettuce leaf and sprinkled with all of the toppings in all of the land and devoured within a matter of seconds!

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So much flava flave it may very well just knock your socks off!

You guys know I love me a good lettuce wrap and these bad boys are no exception.

I just adore the way the cool crisp lettuce leaf really allows the flavours of the spicy taco salad filling to just shine on through. Plus, they are super fun (aka slightly messy) to eat. If you have little ones (and not so little ones) at home they are going to love this style of eating!

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Gah, you guys – I am so excited about this recipe, I seriously can not wait for you to try it. I just know you are going to love, love, love it.

I’m talking big time love and let me tell you why . . .

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Our taco salad lettuce wraps are quick and easy to prepare coming together from start to finish in well under 30 minutes.

They also happen to be seriously healthy made with just a handful of real food ingredients that I bet you have on hand already and they also have the added bonus of being low carb, grain free and paleo friendly ♥♥♥

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But most importantly they are insanely, and I mean I-N-S-A-N-E-L-Y, delicious!

They are hearty and healthy, light, fresh, crispy, crunchy, smoky, sweet with just a cheeky kick of heat – a delicious little flavour bomb!

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The succulent, juicy, mexican spiced, veggilicious, savoury base is loaded into a cool crisp lettuce leaf then combined with a crisp crunch of shaved purple cabbage, a burst of tart fresh tomato and a subtle sweetness from those cute little corn kernels.

Then we finish things off with refreshing squeeze of lime, an aromatic sprinkling of (controversial) coriander, a little extra chilli, a dollop of Greek yoghurt (or coconut cream) and a few delicious chunks of creamy, dreamy avocado.

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Oh and feel free to throw on a dash of smoked chipotle tabasco if you’re feeling a little extra feisty, which I totally am 😉

Hello flava flave!

Get. In. My. Belly!

And would you just look at all the delicious colour?!

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Talk about taste the rainbow! Whoever said healthy eating had to be boring?!

Not this gal that’s for sure, not on my watch!

Light, fresh, crispy, crunchy, smoky, sweet, hearty, healthy, homemade taco salad lettuce wraps – a seriously delicious little flavour bomb!

Make them. Eat them. Love, love, love them

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Healthy, Homemade Taco Salad Lettuce Wraps {Low Carb, Grain Free & Paleo Friendly}
Makes approx 4 – Light, fresh, crispy, crunchy, smoky, sweet, insanely delicious, healthy homemade taco salad lettuce wraps.

Ingredients –

250g Turkey breast mince (could sub chicken/beef/pork/tempeh)

1 cup mushrooms, finely chopped

1 large carrot, grated

1 large zucchini, grated

1 small red (spanish) onion, finely chopped

3 cloves of garlic, minced

2 Tablespoons Mexican seasoning

A squeeze of fresh lime juice (I used 1/2 a lime)

For serving –

8 (ish) baby cos or butter lettuce leaves, washed and dried – at least 2 leaves per serve

1 small red chilli, sliced very finely

1/4 cup baby grape tomatoes, sliced

1/4 cup corn kernels

1/2 cup finely shredded purple cabbage

1 whole avocado

A dollop of Greek yogurt – I use Chobani ♥ (or coconut cream)

A dash of smoked chipotle tabasco sauce

A cheeky squeeze of fresh lime

Method –

1 – In a large frypan over medium high heat sauté onion, garlic and mushrooms along with your zucchini and carrots until tender (2-3 mins)

2 – Add turkey along with your mexican seasoning and continue to cook, stirring frequently until cooked through.

3 – Add a cheeky squeeze of fresh lime juice then stir to combine.

4 – To serve, spoon about 1/2 cup of meat mix per lettuce leaf and finish with a generous sprinkling of each of your toppings.

Enjoy 🙂

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Question of the day –

What is your all time favourite salad?

Feel free to share recipes or links to recipes in the comments below and when you make these lettuce wraps don’t forget to snap a pic and share it either on the Facebook page or tag me on Instagram or twitter – sharing is caring people 🙂

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3 Comments on Healthy, Homemade Taco Salad Lettuce Wraps {Low Carb, Grain Free & Paleo Friendly}

  1. Liz
    October 4, 2016 at 7:02 pm (11 months ago)

    Love this recipe! And BEAUTIFUL photos too. Great work.

    Just shared it across our social media pages. Thanks for this, I’m making it tonight!! 🙂

    Reply
    • Emma
      October 4, 2016 at 7:44 pm (11 months ago)

      Wow Liz thank you so much – Enjoy xo

      Reply

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