Sunday, July 3, 2011

Southwest Lettuce Wraps

This is  a great summer salad that I found
in A Taste Of Home Magazine and wanted
to try.

The flavors of  the Southwest combine in a
fresh tasting lettuce wrap for a light
summer lunch or supper.

Grilled chicken, grilled corn,  tomatoes, black beans,
 avocadoes, green chilis,  lime and cilantro
are mixed and chilled together, then served
in a lettuce leaf (or a tortilla for those who
want a heartier meal.)

I was even able to pick the cilantro fresh from the
garden (it won't last long now with the heat).

Southwest Lettuce Wraps

3 C. grilled chicken, cut into bite-size pieces
2 ears fresh corn, steamed then grilled (or use
1 - 16 oz. can black beans, drained and rinsed
2 medium Roma tomatoes, chopped
1/2  red or orange bell pepper, chopped
1 avocado, cubed
1/4 C. chopped cilantro
1/2 C. salsa
2 T. fresh lime juice
1/2 tsp. cumin powder
1/2 tsp. garlic salt

sour cream
mild pickled jalapenos

Mix the chicken, corn, beans, tomatoes, pepper,
avocado and cilantro gently
in a medium size glass bowl.  St,ir in the salsa, lime,
cumin and salt.

Place in the fridge and let chill for 2 hours.  

Wash Boston Bibb lettuce (or you can use
leaf  or Romaine lettuce).  Drain and place
in fridge for 1/2 hour to crisp.

Serve the chicken mix in a lettuce leaf
and top with sour cream, cilantro and
jalapeno slices if desired.

This was such a fun summer supper.  The whole
family loves lettuce wraps.  We served whole grain
tortillas as a side dish and many tried the chicken mix
in the tortilla too, but no one could say which was
their favorite.  

Give this one a try.

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  1. I've never seen a recipe like this before. Sounds super tasty. I like the idea of using lettuce instead of the tortillas.

  2. Jacqueline, these fabulous treats wrapped up in lettuce are a joy! Cool, crunchy and lower calorie than other wraps..oh WHO CARES..ENJOY!!! Anita

  3. Perfect after all the heavier meals we've had around the 4th! I love the ones at PF Changs but when I found out the calorie count (like 400 per wrap) I nearly fainted! Hope you are having a wonderful holiday!

  4. This is my kind of meal! I'm pretty sure I have everything to make it tomorrow. Thanks and happy 4th!

  5. That looks so good. I like the idea of the addition of cilantro.

  6. This salad looks great. Perfect to have after eating barbecue for a couple of days. xo,

  7. This sounds delicious and looks beautiful. Happy 4th!

  8. I love this! Right now, salads are at the top of my list for eating along with whatever is cold. So very hot here...just miserable.
    Thanks so much for sharing!

    Hope you've had a fun holiday weekend ~


  9. Wow..these look and probably taste FANTASTIC. Happy 4th!

  10. Yum this looks really good! I make something similar and its always a hit!

    I ♥ Nap Time

  11. Good morning Jacqueline! THANK YOU FOR THE LINK to the cake recipe; I will add a link under the photo. The artist's name will obviously be at the site with the recipe, I suppose....MERCI BIEN! I hope you had a great fourth...any CHOCOLATE involved? ENJOY AND THANKS AGAIN, Anita

  12. THANK YOU, IT IS A BEAUTIFUL SIGHT! I had found the photo on Pinterest and then that source led to another tumblr source....merci! Anita

  13. Ahh this is going to be wonderful. I can't wait to make this this week. Thanks so much for sharing! Many blessings,marlis

  14. Bonjour Jacqueline,
    I woul like to try this recipe for my sunday menu...Miam!
    I'm sorry to miss some of your post because I don't know how I can subcribe to newletters...
    Have a nice day

  15. Sounds like a delicious change up. When I make my asian lettuce wraps I usually serve them with tortillas instead of lettuce -- not that's a culture fusion. I am going to try this. Joni

  16. Lettuce wraps are a wonderful and tasty way to cut back on a few calories during the summer months. I usually make an Asian filling and I can't wait to try your Southwest version. Looks just yummy, Jacqueline.

  17. yummy! I think I'll give this a try tonight even though it's winter. We need some "healthy" to go with our goodies!

    P.S. I've been reading through all your Christmas posts and your home is Beautiful. You have a knack for decorating and lots of great ideas. I think I need a tour when I come up north to my Mom's house...hint hint:)

    Thanks for spreading the Christmas cheer!



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