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I is for Iceberg Lettuce

This is a part of our month-long Eating the Alphabet ProjectClick here to learn more about the book and project, and to see a list of all the recipes and activities.

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
  • salsa
  • shredded cheese
  • any other taco toppings you want

To make the Taco Hummus:

  1. 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: 

  1. For each taco, fill one leaf of iceberg lettuce with desired amount of hummus. Top with salsa and cheese. 

    Iceberg Lettuce Tacos

    Iceberg Lettuce Tacos

    Iceberg Lettuce Tacos


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. 



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These look great! We'd love to invite you to join us at Saturday Show & Tell on Cheerios and Lattes! I know everyone will love your great kid-friendly ideas! Have a great weekend!
Mackenzie :)

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