Soy Chorizo Lettuce Wraps

A healthy vegan dish made with Trader Joe’s soy chorizo, these lettuce wraps will satisfy your Mexican craving with fresh flavors and an avocado lime sauce!

Trader Joe's soy chorizo lettuce wraps with avocado lime sauce, fresh limes, and sliced green onions

Taco month might be over, but I’ll never ever be over tacos. I could eat tacos in some form (including lettuce wraps!) every single day and today is no exception.

I have a handful of recipes for lettuce wraps on the blog including my ginger scallion pork lettuce wraps, my spring pea egg salad lettuce wraps, and my 5 minute cajun tuna taco lettuce wraps.

But I am crazy excited about these…

SOY CHORIZO LETTUCE WRAPS

lodge cast iron pan filled with the vegan and vegetarian soy chorizo recipe filling

I originally posted this recipe way back in 2016, but decided to give this soy chorizo lettuce wrap recipe a refresh with some new pics and push it back to the top of your feed because they are hella good.

This soy chorizo recipe comes together in a snap, thanks to a short (but spicy!) ingredient list.

Trader Joe’s Soy Chorizo: duh. This beauty is the star of the soy! TJ’s soy chorizo is a soy-based vegan protein that is PACKED with spices and peppers which give this dish a kick.

Sweet Potato: The sweet-p in these lettuce wraps are the perfect starchy addition. They are hearty and add some great flavor.

Black Beans: One of my favorite Mexican side dishes! No, black beans are not paleo, but you could easily remove them and add in some more taters.

Avocado Lime Sauce: Honestly you need the sauce to really make this dish work. The avocado lime sauce adds both a little fat and acid to the recipe to round everything out.

Cilantro: Forever and always. I love you.

close up of a single lettuce wrap for the soy chorizo recipe

In addition to a simple ingredient list, making these soy chorizo lettuce wraps couldn’t be easier!

  1. First make cook your sweet potatoes in a skillet. I adore my 12 inch cast iron for this, but you could totally use your favorite pan.
  2. Then you remove the potatoes, add the chorizo, and cook for about 10 minutes.
  3. While the chorizo is cooking, you make the creamy avocado-lime sauce. Add all ingredients to a food processor and process until smooth. If the consistency is too thick, add a little more olive oil or lime juice.
  4. Then you add the sweet potatoes and black beans back into the skillet and cook until heated through.
  5. Serve in bibb lettuce and top with the avocado lime sauce and extra cilantro!

a single hand holding a soy chorizo lettuce wrap

I know you are going to LOVE these soy chorizo lettuce wraps!! When you make them, post a picture on social media and use the hashtag #imhungrybynature so that I can see!

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Trader Joe's soy chorizo lettuce wraps with avocado lime sauce, fresh limes, and sliced green onions

Soy Chorizo Lettuce Wraps

  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Cook Time: 25 mins
  • Total Time: 35 mins
  • Yield: 6 servings 1x
  • Category: Vegetarian, Main
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: Mexican

Description

A healthy vegan dish made with Trader Joe’s soy chorizo, these lettuce wraps will satisfy your Mexican craving with fresh flavors and an avocado lime sauce!


Scale

Ingredients

  • 1 large sweet potato, chopped into small pieces
  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil
  • Salt & pepper
  • 12 ounces soy chorizo (I love Trader Joe’s!)
  • 1 can black beans, drained and rinsed
  • Bibb or gem lettuce

For the Creamy Avocado-Lime Sauce

  • 1 avocado
  • Juice of 2 limes
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup packed cilantro

Instructions

  1. Heat cast iron skillet over medium-high heat until hot. Add chopped sweet potato and olive oil. Sprinkle with salt and pepper and cook for 7-10 minutes until potatoes starts to brown and begin to soften.
  2. Cover skillet and cook for 10 minutes until the potatoes are tender. Remove potatoes from skillet.
  3. Remove chorizo from casing and add to skillet, cooking until the temperature reaches 165 degrees F, about 8-10 minutes.
  4. While chorizo cooks, make the creamy avocado-lime sauce. Add all ingredients to a food processor and process until smooth. If the consistency is too thick, add a little more olive oil or lime juice.
  5. Add sweet potato and black beans into the skillet with the chorizo and cook until heated through.
  6. Serve the sweet chorizo mixture in bibb or gem lettuce topped with the creamy avocado-lime sauce!

Keywords: tacos, spicy, lettuce wraps, easy dinner

Make sure to pin this recipe for later! And check out all my other taco recipes on Pinterest right HERE!

Trader Joe's soy chorizo lettuce wraps with avocado lime sauce, fresh limes, and sliced green onions

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10 thoughts on “Soy Chorizo Lettuce Wraps

  1. Beverley @ Born to Sweat

    ooo i love learning new soy meat recipes! one of my favorites is a veggie fajita – i’ll buy veggie minced meat, saute a BUNCH of veggies with it, and wrap it up with some salsa and sour cream. mm!
    also you’re always welcome to my house-warming/engagement/whatever if you’re bringing those cookies 😉

    Reply
    1. Ellie | Hungry by Nature Post author

      That sounds delicious!! Do you have the recipe posted on BTS? And count me in 🙂

      Reply
  2. Jenna

    Yum! I love all the flavors in this! I also love that you put all the goodness in a lettuce wrap – to lighten it up! 🙂 Looks wonderful!

    Reply
    1. Ellie | Hungry by Nature Post author

      Thanks Jenna! I’ve been on a lettuce wrap kick lately, but the chorizo has been my fave!!

      Reply

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