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Add Good Fats to Your Lunch With an Avocado Lettuce Wrap

For members of the gluten-free crowd who still like to enjoy a nice wrap from time to time, lettuce is a solid replacement for a tortilla. With a fresh taste and crunchy texture, it’s easy to see why lettuce wraps are exploding in popularity.

Add avocados into the mix, and you’ve got a recipe for flavor nirvana. The AHA tells us that fresh avocados are a heart-healthy fruit. They provide naturally good fats, are low in saturated fat, and are cholesterol-, sugar-, and sodium-free. What’s not to love?

So jump headfirst into the avocado lettuce wraps below for some awesome lunchtime flavor.

Avocado Lettuce Wrap Recipes

  • Beach Vibes Avocado Shrimp Wrap

    Just in time for summer, but delicious any time of year! A potent avocado-mango salsa joins forces with shrimp in these lettuce wraps, creating a flavorful synergy and groovy beach vibes. The flavor profile is rounded out by a long list of quality ingredients, including garlic powder, red onion, lime juice, and apple cider vinegar. You’ll also need diced avocados — if you’ve never diced an avocado before, here’s the easiest way to do it.

  • Mango Wrap

    With a range of ingredients, including mint, avocado, gorgonzola, jalapeño, basil, and orange juice, this wrap delivers a bountiful cornucopia of flavor. And if you’re trying to stay gluten-free, good news — you won’t find a trace of gluten here.

Related: Discover more ways to add avocado to lunchtime with these hearty Avocado Bowl recipes.

Savory Vegan Guacamoles

Ripe avocados are deliciously meaty — but rest assured, these guacs are herbivore-friendly.

  • Crisp Avocado Barbacoa Wrap

    Who is the real hero of this wrap? Is it the adobo sauce, with its rich and intense flavor? Is it the beef brisket, cooked to perfection? Is it the avocado, with its creamy texture and abundance of good fats? The truth is, all of the ingredients are important, and the real hero of the recipe is teamwork. This avocado lettuce wrap works just as well as lunch or as dinner, and if you decide you want the leftovers as breakfast, well, who could blame you?

  • Buffalo Chicken Avocado Lettuce Wraps

    With a much shorter ingredient list than the rest of these recipes, this lettuce wrap helps you spend less time in the kitchen and more time in the flavor zone. When you take that first bite, you’ll feel the crunch of lettuce, smoothness of avocado, and fire of buffalo sauce. (To make this recipe truly gluten-free, opt for grilled chicken nuggets.)

Well, that’s a wrap…unless you want to check out even more avocado wraps. If so, head on over to our avocado wrap recipe page.

By Avocados From Mexico July 21, 2021

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