lettuce wrap tacos

A flexible recipe to meet everyone’s food choices! Love to eat with your fingers? This dish is for you!

Substitute Tofu instead of chicken, use plant-based chicken, OR eliminate the meat altogether and expand the veggies.

Enjoy!

Mediterranean Chicken (or Tofu) Lettuce Wrap Tacos

Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 8 mins
Total Time 28 mins
Course Main Dish
Cuisine Mediterranean
Servings 4

Ingredients
  

  • 12 oz. boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into 4-inch-long, 1-inch-thick strips OR replace with plain baked tofu cut in small squares. Substitute if you wish.
  • 2 tsp. Mediterranean spice Blend of spices, garlic, chile peppers, thyme, mustard seed, etc...You can buy already made like Zaatar Spice, Hissop Spice or make your own!
  • 1 tbsp. of each of the following: dried basil, dried oregano & coarse salt
  • 1 1/2 tsp. Fresh ground pepper
  • 1/4 cup of each of the following; vinaigrette, balsamic vinegar, red-wine vinegar
  • 1 tbsp. Soy sause
  • 1 1/2 tsp. Chopped shallots
  • 1 tbsp. Dijon mustard
  • 1 1/2 tsp. Dijon mustard
  • 1 tbsp. Chopped garlic
  • 1 tbsp. Sugar
  • 1 tsp. of each coarse salt & ground pepper
  • 1 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 4 leaves Romaine lettuce, shredded
  • 1/4 cup Tzatziki non-dairy sour cream with chopped chives and cucumbers is delicious!
  • 4 chopped Roma tomatoes
  • 12 kalamata olives pitted and chopped
  • 12 Butter lettuce leaves This will make your lettuce taco cups to add the ingredients
  • 1 1/2 oz crumbled feta cheese omit if you do not eat dairy

Instructions
 

  • Preheat a grill pan over high heat. Season chicken or tofu with 1 tsp. Mediterranean spice and place on grill. Cook, basting with balsamic vinaigrette and turning once, until cooked through, about 2 minutes per side. Season chicken/tofu with remaining tsp. Mediterranean spice and remove from grill; set aside.
  • Place shredded romaine lettuce and red onions in a medium bowl; drizzle with red-wine vinaigrette and toss to combine. Divide mixture evenly among butter lettuce leaves and drizzle each with 1 tsp. tzatziki.
  • Add top of shredded lettuce in each butter lettuce taco cup with 1 piece of chicken/tofu and garnish with chopped tomatoes, feta cheese, and olives. Season with parsley, basil, and oregano; serve. This is a very versatile recipe that can easily be adapted based on your eating preferences.

Notes

Cooks Notes:
These are very fun because the recipe can be altered to meet your eating preferences; vegetarian, vegan, gluten free, etc...etc...
For those who love to eat with their fingers...be sure to have plenty of napkins around and wet naps!
 
Tried this recipe?Let us know how it was!

Share This Post

More To Explore

Queen Elizabeth Aged with GRACE
AGE GRACEFULLY(R): Tips for Healthy Aging

Queen Elizabeth Aged with GRACE

Queen Elizabeth Aged with GRACE Queen Elizabeth died September 8, 2022 after a 70-year reign as monarch of the British empire. I expect biographers will write

Black beans and rice
Food Blog & Recipe

Black Bean and Rice -One Pot

Black beans with rice is a hearty blended of garlic, onions and spices make an easy one pot dish prepared on the stovetop along with