🔥 Lettuce wraps filled with spicy chickpeas and topped with a creamy cilantro sauce. These quick and flavorful lettuce wraps make a nutritious fiber packed meatless lunch or dinner in minutes!👊🏻
By @gimmedelicious -
2 (15 oz) cans chickpeas garbanzo beans, about 2 cups
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 teaspoon chili powder or paprika
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1/2 tsp garlic powder
salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
6-8 romaine lettuce leaves
Diced onion, tomato, avocado, cucumber for topping optional
For the cilantro jalapeno sauce
1/2 cup yogurt sour-cream or mayonnaise*
¼ cup fresh cilantro include the cilantro stems
1 clove garlic
1 tbsp fresh lime juice
1 tbsp avocado oil
¼ tsp sea salt
1/4 tsp freshly ground black pepper
Drain and rinse chickpeas and pat with paper towels to remove excess water.
In a medium bowl, add dried chickpeas, olive oil, chili powder, cumin and generously season with salt and pepper. Mix until the chickpeas are fully coated with the spices.
Heat 1 tablespoon olive in a pan or skillet over medium-high heat. Add the chickpeas and saute for 3-5 minutes or until the chickpeas are crunchy.
Divide chickpeas evenly into 6-8 lettuce leaves and drizzle with cilantro sauce. Top with chopped onions, tomatoes, avocado, or cucumber if desired.
To make cilantro sauce: add all the ingredients to a blender and pulse for 30-60 seconds.
* To make vegan: replace yogurt with vegan mayonnaise.