Spicy Chickpea Lettuce Wraps with Cilantro Jalapeno Sauce
Lettuce wraps filled with spicy chickpeas topped with a creamy cilantro sauce. These quick and flavorful lettuce wraps make a filling fiber filled meatless vegetarian lunch or dinner in minutes!
healthy, meatless, vegan, vegetarian
garbanzo beans, about 2 cups
salt and freshly ground black pepper
romaine lettuce leaves
Diced onion, tomato, avocado, cucumber for topping
For the cilantro jalapeno sauce
sour-cream or mayonnaise*
include the cilantro stems
fresh lime juice
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.