Sept. 17, 2009
Vegan Fat-Free Salsa Chickpea Lettuce Wraps Recipe
One thing I admire about raw recipes and low carb diets is the use of lettuce leaves instead of traditional bread wraps. Now, I love whole wheat wraps and corn taco shells as much as the next person, but there is something refreshing about lettuce wraps that has me hooked. I've been wanting to cook my chickpeas in salsa for a while now and with my fridge and pantry looking pretty empty, today was the day I tried it. I used a smokey and spicy peach salsa I found at Trader Joe's but any peach, or non-peach salsa, will work beautifully. I dare say this will be your new favorite salsa-infused recipe.
A cool and refreshing wrap that's perfect for hot summer days. Try out different fruit-based salsas with this recipe to keep it new and exciting every time you make it. These chickpeas also go great atop steamed greens like kale or tucked into a raw collard green wrap.
10 whole lettuce leaves
1 whole green bell pepper, seeded and diced
12 ounces salsa
15 ounces chickpeas, drained and rinsed
Combine chickpeas and salsa in a medium sauce pan. Cook over medium-high heat, stirring occasionally, until all of the liquid has absorbed and the chickpeas have taken on the salsa’s color, about 8 minutes. For best results, refrigerate over night. Spoon chickpeas into lettuce leaves and top with chopped bell pepper pieces. Serve chickpeas at any temperature. (Makes about 8 wraps)