Saturday, August 20, 2011

Southwestern Lettuce Wraps

These Lettuce Wraps are a soooo good!

This is my new favorite meal and I just have to share!  Its filling, but light.  And it has tons of flavor with very little fat!   Its perfect for dinner or even a picnic.  They are great when you have fresh garden produce that you need to use up.  I love summer produce.  These wraps just taste so fresh!




What you'll need:
2 cups of bagged Broccoli (or Cole) Slaw
1 large red bell pepper
green onions
1/2 cup cilantro
1 Roma tomato
1 carrot 
1 lime
Half pound of Grilled Chicken
6 Tblsp. Mayo
1/2 Tblsp. soy sauce

                                                                                                        

Wash all your produce and let it drain well.  You won't want your
 wraps to get soggy later.



I previously grilled some chicken with lemon pepper and a little garlic.  You can use any chicken, even canned chicken if you want to make this meal on an evening that you don't want to cook anything. But I definitely recommend the grilled chicken!  
                                                                                                            

In a bowl, add two cups of broccoli slaw.  (Don't worry- this won't taste anything like traditional Cole slaw.)





Finely chop red bell pepper, tomato, cilantro, green onions, and carrot into small pieces. 












Add all veggies to a bowl.  It's pretty. :)







Shred chicken and add to 
your dish.








Add 1/2 Tblsp. soy sauce and
 6 Tblsp. of Mayo for the dressing. 








Then you add the juice of one lime. 
Mmmm... this is where it gets really yummy!  I love lime!






Now, you can stir and blend it all together.





Photos just don't do justice as to how delicious it is all put together.  






Lastly, arrange on some lettuce leaves.  I like Romain, but any would work.  This recipe makes about a dozen wraps.


  The cilantro, pepper and lime make these wraps so tangy and fresh.  My kids love them too and I love how many veggies they are getting when they eat them.  I think next time I'll try a little crumbled bacon in them, but even without, they are delish!

1 comment:

Donna said...

These wraps are so yummy. Love this.