Hearty Healthy Vegetarian Lettuce Spoons

  • Author: The Kitchen Whisperer

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  • 1 tablespoon avocado oil (or evoo)
  • 1/2 cup carrots cut into matchsticks
  • 1/2 cup red pepper cut into matchsticks
  • 1/2 cup orange pepper cut into matchsticks
  • 1 large shallot cut into thin strips
  • 2 cups crimini mushroom cut into 1/4” slices
  • 1/2 cup corn kernals
  • 1/2 cup black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 avocado, pitted and cut into small chunks
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon FanFriggenTastic Fajita Seasoning
  • 2 tablespoon water
  • 1/2 cup sharp shredded cheddar
  • 1216 Baby Hearts of Romaine Lettuce Leaves, end trimmed (can use bib lettuce if you can’t find this)


  1. Heat a large skillet over medium heat.
  2. Add the avocado oil and heat until the oil begins to shimmer.
  3. Add in the carrots, peppers, shallot and mushrooms.
  4. Sauté for 3 minutes.
  5. Add in the salt and continue sautéing for 3-4 more minutes or just until the vegetables begin to soften (you want them just slightly firm – not mushy).
  6. Add in the Fajita Seasoning and water and mix.
  7. Cook for 1 minute.
  8. Add in the corn and black beans stirring to combine.
  9. Cook for 1 minute and remove from heat.
  10. Add in the cheese and stir to combine.
  11. Add in the avocado chunks, stirring in gently.
  12. Place 2-3 tablespoon of the mixture in the spoon of the lettuce.
  13. Hold by the end and eat … like you’re eating off of a spoon except you can eat this spoon!
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