How To Make Lettuce Tacos That Pop #HealthyTuesday #trynatural

Lettuce Tacos That Pop - Plated Food and Title

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This household loves tacos!  Hard shell, soft shell, or lettuce tacos that pop, we love them all!  It seems to be one of our go-to dinner options and we love it.  It can be a healthy dinner option and it can also be an unhealthy one depending on how you make it and what you serve it with.

It helps if you make your own taco seasoning, we have for some time now more so to cut down on the sodium in it. We have used the recipe from Alisha over at Alisha Enid, so good!  We also use the most leanest meats you can find at the butchers, 98% lean.  So no fat running off and grossness.  

Now we are using leafs of romaine lettuce as the shell.  Amazing!  Light, crunchy and melt in your mouth yumminess.  Seriously guys, you have to try this.

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We received three packages of Emerald Valley Salsa from Social Nature, which is an organic gluten-free, no cholesterol, no fat salsa.  We received the Emerald Valley Salsa in hot, medium and mild.  And so far have dived into the hot and medium.  I have actually had these for a bit, but I really wanted a recipe to share instead of just a regular review of it and it took us a bit to come up with one.  We finally landed on with these Lettuce Tacos That Pop!

Lettuce Tacos That Pop - Emerald Valley Salsa

Lettuce Tacos That Pop - Emerald Valley Salsa on spoon

Lettuce Tacos That Pop

First you brown the 1lb of meat, of course, after it’s browned a bit we added in one shallot diced.  Let that cook a bit more. 

Lettuce Tacos That Pop - Browning Meat

We then used about 1 packet of taco seasoning. (we use the homemade mix mentioned up above from Alisha) Letting then simmer in the juices a bit and then we used the medium Emerald Valley Salsa into the hamburger mix and stir that around and let it settle into the meat some.

Lettuce Tacos That Pop - Salsa Added

As the meat is finishing up cooking, you can make up a homemade guacamole that Jason made.  Which I’ll share in the recipe card for easier following.

Lettuce Tacos That Pop - Guacamole

Your healthy dinner is ready after you wash the romaine lettuce leafs.  Filling of the lettuce will depending on your taste, but we had out shredded cheese, diced tomato, diced onion, sour cream, Emerald Valley Salsa, homemade guacamole, and your taco meat.

Lettuce Tacos That Pop - Taco Bar

Lettuce Tacos That Pop - Plated Tacos

Lettuce Tacos That Pop

Lettuce Tacos That Pop


    Taco Meat
  • 1lb Hamburger
  • 1 shallot
  • 1 packet taco seasoning
  • Emerald Valley Salsa to taste
  • Guacamole
  • 2 to 3 small avocados
  • 1/4 Roma tomato diced
  • 1/4 small onion diced
  • Splash of lime juice
  • Pinch of salt


    Taco Meat
  1. Brown your hamburger meat in a skillet until lightly brown then add in the diced shallots. Cook a bit longer to allow the onions to cook up a bit. Add in your packet of taco seasoning and again allow to cook in a tiny bit. Add in your Emerald Valley Salsa and allow to cook for a few more minutes. Then it's ready!
  2. Guacomle
  3. Mash avocado and stir in all other ingredients.
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Now you may have the chance to get your own free Emerald Valley Salsa to try; if there are no more available there should be a high-value coupon for you to try it still.  Just follow this link to Social Nature and try it out!

How do you like your tacos?  Do these sound amazing to you? How often does your household have tacos?


  • Debbie Gibson

    I love my taco’s anyway i can get them, but my favorite way is in a soft corn tortilla. Tacos in lettuce boats are equally delicious, and these look very yummy. In our house taco night comes around at least once every two weeks, just because it’s an easy go to dinner.

    • So good and so easy! I am not a fan of corn tortilla’s in soft for some reason. Not sure why. I love my hard shell corn, so it’s weird.

  • aprilaakre

    looks so delicious. This is a healthy option to one of my favorite foods, I will have to try these very soon

    • It was really so good. Was a nice little twist to put the salsa in the meat cooking.

  • What a great way to save calories, Thanks for sharing on the #SmallVictoriesSundayLinkup this week! Pinned and shared to FB.

    Hope you have a great week!


    • Thanks Karren πŸ™‚
      They were really so good, a bit of a different taste with the salsa in the meat

  • Amanda Dunville

    This looks like a yummy and healthier choice for our Taco Tuesday this week.

  • Yum, I love fresh salsa and make my own taco seasoning too. It tastes better and is so much easier to make. Thanks for sharing with Small Victories Sunday Linkup. Pinned to our linkup board.

  • Yum! These look really good! Thanks for sharing! #SmallVictories

  • Oh wow these look so good! We have tacos regularly around here, and I had never thought of putting them on romaine lettuce leaves before. You are brilliant! Usually when I want a lower carb option I will just make a taco salad, but next time I am definitely giving these a try. Thanks so much for sharing and for linking up to Fitness Friday on Drops of Learning. Hope to see you back again tomorrow!

    • Thanks Miranda. And putting that salsa in the taco meat was an amazing addition too.

  • Ang Lombardi

    Ohhhhh wow these look delicious!!!! I am definitely going to be giving these a try! I like trying healthier recipes!

    • It was a great little twist, especially adding in the salsa while it cooked.

  • Lauryn R

    Yummy! I absolutely love the idea of using the lettuce as shells instead! I will definitely be trying this asap! I have also never added salsa to the meat, what a great idea! πŸ™‚

    • right? We hadn’t either until we did this and it was just amazing!