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Taco Salad Lettuce Wraps with Avocado Ranch Dressing

Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Author Kristen | Ella Claire & Co.



  • 1 head of baby romaine or butter lettuce
  • 1 lb. ground beef browned
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 1/2 T Taco seasoning
  • 1 1/2 cups cherry tomatoes halved
  • 1 can black beans drained and rinsed
  • 1 can sliced olives
  • 1/2 cup purple onions diced


  • 1 bunch cilantro lightly chopped
  • Crunchy tortilla strips
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar or Mexican blend cheese

Avocado Ranch Dressing

  • 1 large ripe avocado
  • 1/2 cup sour cream I use light
  • 1/4 cup milk or more to thin to taste
  • 1 tablespoon fresh squeezed lemon juice
  • 1 1/2 tsp rice vinegar
  • 3 cloves minced garlic approx 1 1/2 tsp.
  • 2 tablespoons minced dried parsley
  • 1/4 tsp. salt or more to taste



  1. Pull the lettuce leaves off of the stock and rinse well. place on a towel and set aside.
  2. Brown the ground beef in a pan on the stove. Once cooked, add taco seasoning and water. Let simmer for 3 minutes.
  3. To assemble a wrap, place one leaf of lettuce on a plate or in your hand. Layer ground beef, tomatoes, black beans, olives, and purple onions. Sprinkle with cilantro, cheese, and tortilla strips. Drizzle with avocado ranch dressing and enjoy!


  1. Mash avocado in a bowl until smooth. Add sour cream and mix well. Whisk in milk. Then add lemon juice, vinegar, garlic, parsley, and salt stirring in between each ingredient.