Spicy BBQ Chickpea Lettuce Wraps
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Spicy BBQ Chickpea Lettuce Wraps

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. 

Course: Main Course
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Creator Shanika | Orchids + Sweet Tea


  • 1 15 oz. can chickpea (drained + rinsed)
  • 1/2 cup diced onions
  • 1/2 cup bell pepper, diced
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 1/4 cup BBQ sauce (Can be homemade for Vegan option)
  • 2 Tbsps sriracha sauce
  • 1 Tbsp dried parsley
  • 6-8 large romaine lettuce leaves
  • 2 Tbsps olive oil
  • 1 ripe hass avocado, pitted + mashed
  • juice of lemon


  1. In a large skillet (or cast iron skillet), add olive oil and turn on heat to medium-high. Next, once heated--add onions, bell peppers, salt and pepper and sauté for 1-2 minutes, until fragrant. Sprinkle salt + black pepper.

  2. Add chickpea and toss for another 2-3 minutes until heated, before adding BBQ sauce and sriracha sauce. Toss again until fully coated and reduce heat, letting everything simmer and SIMMER some more (about 10 minutes or so).

  3. Once chickpeas are tender, remove from heat and assemble your lettuce wraps: place your lettuce leaf and make it semi-flat, then add your chickpea + veggies, tomatoes, jalapenos, and mashed avocado (with a splash of lemon juice). If desired, garnish with additional dried parsley and sriracha sauce. Repeat until all wraps are made.

  4. Wallah! Bon Appetite. 

Tips | Notes:

**For Vegan option: You can make your own homemade BBQ sauce.**