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Vegan Taco Lettuce Wraps

  • Author: Lizzy
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 35 minutes
  • Total Time: 45 minutes
  • Yield: 4 Servings 1x
  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: Mexican


These vegan taco lettuce wraps are fresh and crunchy with a Mexican filling of mushrooms, lentils and walnuts. They make an easy and healthy weeknight dinner. 




  • 1/2 cup lentils, cooked according to package directions (about 1 cup cooked)
  • 3 tbsp vegan butter
  • 1 cup onion, diced
  • 1 tbsp jalapeño, minced
  • 1 cup mushrooms, chopped small
  • 2 tbsp fresh cilantro, chopped
  • 1 tbsp lime juice
  • 1/2 cup raw, unsalted walnuts, chopped
  • 1/2 tsp Kosher salt
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • 1/2 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1/2 tsp cumin


  • 1 head of butter lettuce, washed and patted dry
  • 1/2 pint cherry tomatoes, halved widthwise
  • 1 small avocado, thinly sliced
  • Cilantro for garnish
  • Lime wedges for garnish
  • 1/4 cup pickled onions for garnish, optional
  • Pickled jalapeño slices for garnish, optional


  1. Cook lentils according to package directions in salted water with 1 tbsp olive oil. When finished cooking, set aside. 
  2. Melt the butter in medium sauté pan over medium heat.
  3. Add the onion and jalapeño and cook for 5-6 minutes, until softened.  Add the mushrooms and cook, stirring a few times, until softened (about 5-8 minutes).
  4. Add the cooked lentils, cilantro, lime juice, walnuts, salt, chili powder, and paprika. Stir to combine thoroughly. Cook for 15 minutes over medium-low heat, stirring several times. 
  5. Pull the lettuce leaves from the head, wash and pat dry with a clean dish towel. Lay them flat on a work surface or plates.
  6. Fill each lettuce cup with lentil filling and top with tomatoes, avocado, cilantro, and pickled onions or jalapeños, if using. Enjoy!


For your meat-loving family members, cook 1/2 – 3/4 lb. of ground turkey, chicken or pork and serve in lettuce wrap topped with mushroom and lentil mixture.  

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