Lettuce Tacos

My last post was some what of the dessert that came after, so today’s post is what came before! This is something that my Husband and I have been enjoying regularly since we got back from our Honeymoon in Mexico so have finely tuned it to perfection. As before, I think these Lettuce Tacos are perfect for a hot evening with friends (especially when one is gluten-free):


  • 500g of Beef Mince
  • 1 Red Pepper (Chopped into small chunks)
  • 1tsp of Oregano
  • 1tsp of Coriander
  • Pinch of Black Pepper
  • Pinch of Chilli Flakes
  • 1tsbp of Olive Oil
  • 2tbsp of Tomato Puree
  • 2tbsp of Lime Juice
  • 1 White Onion
  • Grated Cheese (as much as you want)
  • Sour Cream (again as much as you want)
  • Lettuce
Lettuce Tacos
Lettuce Tacos


  1. Begin by heating the oil in a pan
  2. Once hot, add the mince and fry until it has all turned brown
  3. Then add the oregano, coriander, black pepper and chilli and fry for a further minute
  4. Add the chopped pepper and stir through
  5. Then finally, add the tomato puree and lime juice and allow to cook for 10 minutes
  6. Whilst this is cooking you should prepare the lettuce and sides
  7. Was the lettuce and separate into the leaves and place in a dish for later
  8. During this time you can also grate the cheese, cut up the onion and pour the sour cream into a dish
  9. Once the mince is ready you can serve each element in its own dish for everyone to make themselves at the table

Note: This recipe serves 4, you can half it easily for 2

This recipe for Lettuce Tacos was inspired by a mixture of things, our honeymoon in Mexico, cutting calories and also Pinterest and I can definitely say that it is a successful collaboration! It is also great to serve with friends as you all help yourself saving you time from standing in the kitchen away from guests and it always goes down a hit!

Do you have any calorie cutting tips for traditional dishes? If so, let me know!


6 Comments Add yours

  1. lindaravello says:

    I have a friend who follows the Paleo diet and he subs lettuce for carbs all the time – works really well, I’ll pass tis on to him x

    1. I could not cut out all the carbs but I certainly do not mind occasionally!

      1. lindaravello says:

        I eat very few, not purposely, they just don’t feature as much here in France. Hence they are all slim!

  2. Oh this looks so good. 🙂 I bet the lime juice adds a great touch. Have a fun day!

    xo, Bry


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