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Sweet and Spicy Chickpea Lettuce Wraps

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These sweet and spicy chickpea lettuce wraps are filled to the brim with flavor, protein, and fiber. The whole recipe comes together in under 20 minutes. They’re super filling – perfect for lunch, dinner, or meal prep!

Sweet and Spicy Chickpea Lettuce Wraps - These are THE BEST vegan lettuce wraps. The chickpeas are sticky and caramelized - so good in the crunchy romaine. Great for meal prep!

Lettuce wraps! Do you love them? Do you hate them? Do tell!

It seems like lettuce wraps get a bad rep – they’re “not filling,” they’re “boring and bland,” or they’re not even healthy (looking at you, P.F. Chang’s). But that’s not how we do lettuce wraps around here. 🙅‍♀️ If you’re gonna eat something green and good for you, it’s gotta taste good too.

So we’re jazzing up some plain ol’ chickpeas with my favorite sweet and spicy marinade for sticky, caramelized perfection. Then we’re loading up crunchy romaine leaves with zucchini noodles – completely optional, but highly recommended – and piling the chickpeas on top. Drizzle some tahini over top and BOOM. We are in not-boring, super-filling, tasty-AF chickpea lettuce wrap flavor town!

Sweet and Spicy Chickpea Lettuce Wraps - These are THE BEST vegan lettuce wraps. The chickpeas are sticky and caramelized - so good in the crunchy romaine. Great for meal prep!

Sweet and Spicy Chickpea Lettuce Wraps - These are THE BEST vegan lettuce wraps. The chickpeas are sticky and caramelized - so good in the crunchy romaine. Great for meal prep!

For easy lunches or meal prep, I like to cook the chickpeas in the sweet and spicy sauce ahead of time. I also get all of my lettuce cleaned and dried. Store both in the fridge separately, then assemble the lettuce wraps whenever I’m ready to eat.

This keeps the lettuce niiiiiice and crispy. 😎 Pro tips for meal prep success.

Sweet and Spicy Chickpea Lettuce Wraps - These are THE BEST vegan lettuce wraps. The chickpeas are sticky and caramelized - so good in the crunchy romaine. Great for meal prep!

Also worth mentioning – the sweet and spicy chickpeas make reallllly good salad topping, AND they’re a pretty great filling for tacos or pita bread. It’s always good to keep your options open, ya know? 😘

OK! Now, go make these lettuce wraps ASAP and show off your skills on the ‘gram. I wanna share your pictures on IG stories!

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Sweet and Spicy Chickpea Lettuce Wraps

These sweet and spicy chickpea lettuce wraps are filled to the brim with flavor, protein, and fiber. The whole recipe comes together in under 20 minutes. They’re great for lunch, dinner, or meal prep!

  • Author: The Fitchen
  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Cook Time: 12
  • Total Time: 17 minutes
  • Yield: 5-6 lettuce wraps

Ingredients

  • 2 – 15 oz. cans chickpeas (drained, rinsed, and dried)
  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 3 Tablespoons tamari or soy sauce
  • 3 Tablespoons maple syrup or honey
  • 2 Tablespoons sriracha
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon ginger powder
  • 2 cups zucchini noodles (optional, but yum!)
  • about 1 head of romaine or butter lettuce

Instructions

  1. Add oil, tamari, made syrup, sriracha, pepper, ginger powder, and sesame seeds to a mason jar. Shake to combine.
  2. In a large skillet, add chickpeas and sauce. Sauté 10-12 minutes and then remove from heat. Allow to cool slightly.
  3. If using zucchini noodles, spread a layer into the lettuce leaves. Then top with chickpeas.

Nutrition

  • Calories: 201
  • Sugar: 8 g
  • Sodium: 326 mg
  • Fat: 8 g
  • Saturated Fat: 1 g
  • Unsaturated Fat: 7 g
  • Trans Fat: 0 g
  • Carbohydrates: 26 g
  • Fiber: 5 g
  • Protein: 6 g
  • Cholesterol: 0 mg

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3 Comments
  • karli c jenkins
    July 22, 2018

    your instructions state sesame seeds, but your ingredients doesnt show them listed??

    • thefitchen
      July 22, 2018

      Thank you for pointing that out! The sesame seeds are more of a garnish than an ingredient in this recipe.

  • Jennifer Lonas
    June 11, 2018

    Wow this sounds soooooo yummy!!