Menu Monday: Bean, Sausage & Avocado Lettuce Wraps
Bean, Sausage & Avocado Lettuce Wraps are delicious, quick and easy to prepare. No matter how organised you ar you can find yourself in a hurry to leave the house with only 10 mins left on the clock. I am sure we have all had those days where you are very much aware you do not have decent leftovers in the fridge to stuff in your bag but you need lunch for work or school.
Lettuce wraps are for people who like me, wake up in the morning with a plan and enough time to execute this plan but find themselves with less time they had imagined. You plan to wake up, workout, shower, do your makeup, make lunch before heading out but for some reason the clock starts moving faster than it normally does when you have nothing to do.
Lettuce wraps are the perfect meal for those days you are frantically going through the fridge hoping you find a yoghurt or fruit to last you through lunch. They are easy to prepare, delicious and cheap clean eats. Seriously what more could you ask for?
After a weekend of bubbly popping, wine tasting and seafood to curb cravings for a lifetime, I got home and all I needed to do was sleep (I’ll tell you more about my weekend tomorrow). Have you ever needed sleep so bad but you know you don’t really have time for such a luxury so you end up looking at tasks that you don’t need to do or that you can cut time from just so you can squeeze in a 10-minute nap ?
Yeah. That happens to me sometimes…
When that happens, this super simple
Bean, Sausage & Avocado Lettuce Wraps recipe right here would be the one meal that I always turn to; what I like to call my “ultimate-emergency-go-to-recipe”. It’s so easy to make, protein packed and extremely healthy.
I get my roughage, protein, vitamins and good fats from just one bite of this baby.
Bean, Sausage & Avocado Lettuce Wraps Recipe
This lettuce wrap is comprised of sausage, butter beans, leftover lentils, cannellini beans, spring onion, garlic, avocado and cherry tomatoes. Sausage which I normally always have in the fridge. They are such a great little life saver and make for an awesome quick and nutritious snack, plus they keep for a fairly long time. No reason not to have ’em handy…
I usually buy canned beans, different types and I just rinse them to get rid of that extra salt before using them.
Avocados? I can’t be without them. I have this great rotation system where I always have at least 6-10 on hand:
- one or two that are ripening on the counter;
- some that have already ripened and have been returned to the fridge until I’m ready to eat them (which doesn’t usually take too long);
- a bunch that is totally rock hard and waiting for their turn to get all nice and warm and soft and creamy and ripe on the counter.
Top Tips – place the rock hard ones in a fruit basket next to bananas and it takes them a shorter period of ripening.
When you read the ingredients in this it seems like a lot to do in ten minutes but the actual prep work doest take that long.
All you need to do it saute your cut sausages at high heat, add garlic, beans (cannellini and butter), spring onions as well as the tomatoes and mix it all together. Add a tablespoon of tomatoes paste, herbs, lemon juice and salt to taste and you’re good to go. You don’t need to work about the lentils. I added them because I had some leftover in the fridge after making a breyani …
This lettuce filling is delicious, Trust me, this is just as good eaten by the spoonful! You could even give the lettuce LOA (leave of absence).
I hope you enjoy these and I cannot wait to see your pictures. Just remember to hashtag #KNBMenuMonday so I can see what you have made.
Enjoy the rest of your Monday.