Lacos (aka Lettuce Tacos)


Hi everyone! Jess here with a quick alternative to taco Tuesdays. When you have lovely large-leaved lettuce in your garden or CSA box, why not trade in your tortilla for a fresh and crunchy piece!  

After seeing the size of the leaves from the head of lettuce, I decided they would make a great wrap of some sort. I thawed out some peach tomatillo salsa, ground beef and corn.  The ground beef was cooked up with seasoning (1 part cumin to 3 parts chili powder) and if the kids weren’t fussy about it, I would have added some onion as well. Those lovely saladette tomatoes were chopped up, and some brown rice, cheese and and black beans also made an appearance on the dinner table. 

Put it all together with some spicy microgreens on top, and you have yourself a delicious wrap! I was nervous about whether my kids would enjoy this dinner as there was no tortilla or nacho involved. My concerns were alleviated when my other half called the kids to the table for “Lacos”, apparently our new family name for “lettuce tacos”. The name alone was enough to interest the kids and they came to the table for some Laco-building fun. Folks, we have a winner for dinner!


About Jess

Jess Anderson is the creator of CSA|365 and is passionate about the local food movement. A busy mother of two, Jess loves keeping her family fed by honest local food. She is involved with the Westford Community Garden Working Group, Friends of Fat Moon, and is the current chair of the Westford Strawberries 'N Arts Festival.