This Spicy BBQ Chickpea Lettuce Wraps recipe is the best light meal option as an appetizer (or lunch) ever invented. Super flavorful, meat-less, and bursting with a kick of heat! Completely dairy-free and a vegan option is available.
Yummy! These lettuce wraps are so delicious! I was so upset once I had my last bite and realized that it was finished! Haha. Seriously, it was that great.
I chose to go meat-less by choosing chickpea because as many of you may know, I enjoy eating vegan meals on occasion (maybe once or twice a week) so this falls within my usual schedule.
The great thing about this recipe is that it is super fast to make (under 30 minutes in total) and easy to make.
All you need are nicely cut romaine lettuce leaves, tomatoes, jalapeno, onion, bell pepper, can of chickpea, avocado, BBQ sauce, sriracha sauce, salt, pepper, and dried parsley.
You begin my prepping your lettuce leaves and keeping them flatly open to dry fully once rinsed. Next, you dice your onion and bell pepper before adding them to a heated skillet (or cast iron skillet) and sautéing for 1-2 minutes until fragrant.
Once you smell their sweet aroma, simply add your chickpea (drained + rinsed) to the skillet, seasoning with salt + pepper and tossing until heated.
Now, add the BBQ sauce + sriracha sauce over your chickpea + veggies, stirring frequently until well coated. Reduce the heat and let everything simmer and SIMMER some more for about 10 minutes or so.
In the meantime, prep your tomatoes, jalapeños and mash your avocado.
When chickpeas are tender, remove from heat and begin assembling your lettuce wraps: add your chickpea to your lettuce leaves, sprinkle the tomatoes and jalapeños, and follow suit with a generous dollop of your mashed avocado.
If desired, you can add additional sriracha sauce and dried parsley as garnish. Wallah!
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Spicy BBQ Chickpea Lettuce Wraps.