Instead of the usual tortilla taco, try filling iceberg lettuce leaves with your favorite fillings. We used taco hummus for the base, then topped with salsa and shredded cheese. For another delicious filling try our A is for Avocado recipe, Guacamole.
Young Readers in the Kitchen
Kids can help measure out all ingredients to make hummus, then fill their own taco with whatever fillings they want.
Iceberg Lettuce Tacos with Taco Hummus
Taco Hummus from Betty Crocker.
- 1 head iceberg lettuce
- 1 can (15 oz) chickpeas
- 1 tablespoon taco seasoning
- 2 teaspoons olive oil
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice
- 1 clove garlic, chopped
- shredded cheese
- any other taco toppings you want
To make the Taco Hummus:
- Drain chickpeas, reserving liquid. In a blender or food processor combine chickpeas, taco seasoning, oil, lemon juice, and garlic and process until smooth. Add reserved liquid, one teaspoon at a time, until desired consistency.
To make the Tacos:
- For each taco, fill one leaf of iceberg lettuce with desired amount of hummus. Top with salsa and cheese.
Lettuce Have a Story
Delight young readers with the video from the Eden Project featuring a silly story about Mr. and Mrs. Rabbit and how they grow lettuce.