Southwest Lettuce Wraps

Sometime last week I suggested to Kara that we make a Southwest-style salad. She liked the idea but threw out the idea of wraps instead of salad. We both agreed and went shopping together this past Saturday. We didn’t know how we wanted to make the wraps but figured we’d just decide as we roamed the aisles. I love it when something we come up with on a whim turns out so great.

Not only were these HEALTHY, they were sooo good too! Kara wouldn’t try them because she doesn’t like tomato, pepper, black beans or lettuce. Have I mentioned she’s really picky before? And Cliff wouldn’t try them because he doesn’t like shrimp. Crazy people!! It worked out for the best though because this left more for my Mom and me. We both loved these wraps and scarfed them down.

My Mom said that these were the best thing we’ve ever made. That was a really big statement. Thanks Mom. :) Don’t get me wrong, they were delish…but we’ve hit so many out of the park that it’s hard to choose a favorite. However, I enjoyed them enough that I’ve now made them twice in a period of 3 days. My friend Jenna came over tonight (Tuesday) and we made these lettuce wraps, drank a bottle of wine and watched some quality TV. Real Housewives of OC of course!

For those of you who, like Cliff, do not like Shrimp, these wraps would work great with grilled chicken too. It’s a delicious, quick and healthy meal and I think you’ll want to add it to your regular rotation.

Here's what you'll need

In a food processor, pulse cilantro, garlic, jalapeno and lime juice

Slowly pour in olive oil then season with salt and pepper to taste

Cut the shrimp into bite size pieces, then cook the shrimp

At the last minute add the frozen corn, just to heat it through

In a bowl combine corn, shrimp, pepper, tomato, beans. Mix in about 2 tablespoons of the pesto too

Assemble in a lettuce wrap, sprinkle with cheese and pesto. This is a healthy and delicious meal!