Black Bean Lettuce Cups


Black Bean Lettuce Cups

These gluten-free and vegan lettuce cups are nutritious and satisfying. Filled with rice, black beans, salsa, corn and avocados, each lettuce cup is under 300 calories. They’re a fast and easy meal to provide that the whole family can enjoy. Modify and add toppings based on your preferences. Everyone can eat with their hands too!


  • 1 ea. 15-ounce can black beans, drained & rinsed
  • 1/2 c. tomato salsa
  • 1 c. rice, cooked
  • 1/2 c. corn, cooked
  • 3/4 c. tomatoes, small dice
  • 3/4 c. cilantro, roughly chopped
  • 2 T. lime juice
  • 12 ea. Bibb lettuce leaves
  • 1 ea. medium Avocado From Mexico, diced


  1. In a medium pot, combine beans and tomato salsa. Heat through, stirring occasionally for 8 to 10 minutes.
  2. In a large bowl, combine the rice, corn, tomatoes, cilantro, and lime juice.
  3. On each lettuce leaf, place a scoop of the rice mixture, then add a scoop of the black beans, and top with avocados.


Nutrition Facts
Black Bean Lettuce Cups
Amount Per Serving 6
Calories 170 Calories from Fat 0
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 5g 7%
Saturated Fat 1g 4%
Trans Fat 0g  
Polyunsaturated Fat 0g  
Monounsaturated Fat 0g  
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 440mg 19%
Total Carbohydrates 27g 10%
Dietary Fiber 8g 27%
Total Sugars 4g  
  Includes 0g Added Sugars 0%
Protein 6g 0%
Vitamin A 0mg 0%
Vitamin C 0mg 0%
Vitamin D 0mg 0%
Calcium 0mg 4%
Iron 0mg 10%
Potassium 310mg 7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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