Spicy Black Bean Lettuce Wraps

Servings 4 people


  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1 cup minced onion
  • 3 cloves garlic pressed
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/4 cup grated carrot
  • 1/4 cup low sodium vegetable broth
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 15 ounces black beans drained and rinsed or homemade
  • 2 tablespoons salsa plus more for garnish if desired
  • 12 leaves romaine lettuce
  • Optional toppings:
  • diced avocado
  • sour cream
  • chopped cilantro


  • Heat the oil in a large, deep skillet over medium heat.
  • Add onion, garlic, paprika, and carrot; sauté until onion is tender and fragrant and carrot has softened a little. Add broth, chili powder, cumin, salt, and black beans; blend well and heat through; stir in salsa.
  • Serve mixture in lettuce leaves with desired toppings, roll up and enjoy!


LC SERVING SUGGESTION: A relish tray of celery and jicama sticks, cherry tomatoes and whole black olives.
SERVING SUGGESTION: Add buttered corn on the cob.
KOSHER: No changes necessary.
GLUTEN FREE: Make sure broth, beans, and salsa are gluten free.
NUTRITION: per serving: 146 Calories; 3g Fat; 8g Protein; 21g Carbohydrate; 8g Dietary Fiber; 0mg Cholesterol; 640mg Sodium. Exchanges: 1 Grain(Starch); 1/2 Lean Meat; 1 Vegetable; 1/2 Fat. Points: 3
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