Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Southwest Lettuce Wedges

I decided to try something new and found a fun recipe. We really like this one.

2 tsp. olive oil
1 lb. ground turkey breast or ground chicken breast meat
1 medium red pepper, chopped (optional)
1/2 tsp. chili powder
1/2 tsp. ground cumin
1/8 tsp. salt
1/2 jar of salsa
1 (15.5 oz) can of lower sodium kidney or pinto beans, rinsed and drained
1 head of iceberg lettuce cut into 4 equal parts (to make wedges)
1 medium tomato, chopped (optional)
1 small container nonfat Greek yogurt

1. In a skillet, heat the olive oil on medium heat for 1 minute. Add the meat, red pepper (optional), chili powder, ground cumin and 1/8 tsp. salt. Cook until the meat is done (about 8 minutes).
2. Add the salsa and beans to the meat and cook for 5 minutes.
3. Make lettuce wedges and arrange on everyone's dinner plates. Top each lettuce wedge with the meat mixture, Greek yogurt and fresh, chopped tomatoes (optional).

You could also make these as lettuce wraps.


**Adapted slightly from "Southwest Chicken Wraps", Good Housekeeping, p. 207. (I need to find out the month, year)


Debbie said...

Where do you find the Greek Yogurt? I am guessing that you leave the core in place when you cut the wedges, am I right?

Wendy said...

Rebekah served this at our house when they came down to spoil us and visit a recovering Katie. SO GOOD. Low in points, too. Yay!

I LOOOVVVEEE you, Rebekah! You're the best. Thanks for posting the recipe so I can have this again.

Hugs ♥

Rebekah said...

I find Greek yogurt in the yogurt section of the grocery store. (I used Oikos brand-- found it at the Super Walmart)

Actually, I take the core out of the head of lettuce before I wash and cut it. That may not be the proper way to wedge-- just the way I do it.

I'm glad you liked it, Wendy! Hope you will enjoy it, too Debbie! I LOVE Greek yogurt-- I hope you can find it!

Rebekah said...

If you can't find the Greek yogurt-- use non-fat plain yogurt!

Debbie said...

Sounds good. I will look next time I am there. I can't wait to try it, it sounds so good in this hot weather!