Skinny Taco Lettuce Cups

  • Author: Kathy Carmichael
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 25 minutes


If you are in search of a low calories, no oil, fat free taco, this is your taco! Give it a try. Just think, you can eat a lot more than one without any guilt.




  • 1 head bib or butter lettuce
  • 1 12 ounce bag Bocca Original Crumbles
  • 1 10 ounce can Rotel Mexican Style Lime and Cilantro Diced Tomatoes (or any choice of canned, diced tomatoes)
  • 1 package organic vegan taco seasoning


Chipotle Cashew Cream:

  • 1/2 cup raw cashews
  • 1/2 cup water (or unsweetened plain almond milk for creamier sauce)
  • 1 Tbsp lemon juice
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt
  • 12 tsp maple syrup or agave nectar (or sub organic cane sugar or stevia to taste)
  • 1 whole chipotle peppers in adobo sauce (plus 1 tsp adobo sauce as original recipe is written // more or less to taste)
  • 1 pinch smoked paprika (optional)

Optional Toppings:

  • Sliced grape tomatoes
  • Refried Beans
  • Raw Onion
  • Jalapeno peppers
  • Vegan cheese
  • Vegan Sour Cream
  • Avocado
  • Guacamole



  • Wash and remove each leaf from the lettuce head, removing the core or based.
  • Let lettuce dry on paper towels

Bocca Meat: 

  • Using a non-stick pan (my favorite is Best Non-Stick Pan for Oil-Free Cooking). You DO NOT NEED SPRAY OR OIL
  • Place Bocca Crumbles into the pan, and cook on medium.
  • You may add water to prevent sticking while it cooks.
  • Add Rotel Tomatoes and Taco Seasoning.
  • Stir, and simmer on low while you prepare the rest of the ingredients. You may need to add a little water periodically, to avoid sticking.

Chipotle Cashew Cream:

  • In a high speed blender, combine all ingredients; blend on high until smooth.

Keywords: Vegan tacos, Bocca Crumbles, Fake Meat, Skinny Tacos