Gluten-free Dairy-Free Southwest BLT Lettuce Wraps | Mommy and Me Monday | 375th ed


I didn’t realize that cooking was a love language. But, seeing my now 8 year old in action for the last couple years in the kitchen, I’d say it’s totally hers. She’s game for cooking the same recipe many times and trying something totally new. So, when I told her we were trying a new recipe with corn, she was more than excited. She even told her sisters she didn’t want them to come help.

Gluten Free Dairy Free southwest blt lettuce wraps

Sunshine Sweet Corn is grown in Florida and is available now at your local grocery store. It is a delicious, sweet tasting corn in April and May. Sunshine Sweet Corn is non-GMO, extra tender, and regulated for quality control.

Challenged to come up with a corn recipe and seeing bacon in a recipe, I knew we had to try a Bacon, Corn, Avocado, Tomato salad recipe. First up was the cooking of the bacon. Yeah, I didn’t get to help much here, and just gave some slight direction. Of course, we supervise, but this girl is such a natural in the kitchen (natural cleaner-upper after being in the kitchen, not so much!)

Gluten-free Dairy-Free Southwest BLT Lettuce Wraps

Next we roasted the corn in the oven. Right in the husks. I don’t know why I haven’t done this before, but it was so easy to remove the husk and the silk. The oven was 400 degrees and they went in for 30 minutes and came out perfectly.

Gluten-free Dairy-Free Southwest BLT Lettuce Wraps

After the roasting and removing the husk, I popped them back in for about 3-5 minutes on high broil to char them a bit. This is a great alternative to grilled corn.

We let the corn cool a while and then it was time to slice the corn kernels from the cobb into a bowl. While I did this, N cut the cherry tomatoes into halves, then we decided they were too big, so she halved them again to make quarters.

Gluten-free Dairy-Free Southwest BLT Lettuce Wraps

I also diced the avocado, chopped the cilantro, juiced a lime and broke the bacon into pieces.

Into the corn bowl went all of the ingredients (except the bacon) including some cooked black beans and a generous pinch of salt. It was all mixed up and spooned into romaine lettuce leaves and topped with bacon.

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We were eating it for dinner, but got it ready early. Neither of us could wait until dinner to try it out, so we had a little pre-dinner snack and declared it delicious. We will definitely be making this again. Next time, I think I will add some chopped jalapeño! We like it spicy.

Gluten-free Dairy-Free Southwest BLT Lettuce Wraps

Like the idea of food wrapped in an edible container? Check out these Mango Chicken Fresh Spring Rolls wrapped in rice paper. YUM!

Yield: 16 wraps

Gluten-free Dairy-Free Southwest BLT Lettuce Wraps

Gluten-free Dairy-Free Southwest BLT Lettuce Wraps
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes


  • 5 Super Sweet Corn Ears
  • 1.5 Cups of Cherry Tomatoes, halved
  • 1 Large Avocado, diced
  • 8 Slices of Bacon, diced
  • 1/2 Can of Black Beans
  • 1-2 Limes
  • 3 Tablespoons of chopped Cilantro
  • Salt
  • head of romaine or Bibb lettuce, leaves torn off


  1. Cook the bacon over medium to high heat until crispy and set aside; or cook it in the oven according to the package.
  2. Roast corn in oven in husk for 30 min at 400 degrees.
  3. Remove from oven and remove husk and silk.
  4. Return corn to oven for 3-5 minutes and broil until it starts to brown.
  5. Remove corn from oven and allow to cool.
  6. Slice the kernels from the cob.
  7. In a bowl combine corn, cherry tomatoes, diced avocado, black beans and cilantro.
  8. Add juice from lime and salt to taste.
  9. Spoon mixture into lettuce leaves and top with bacon.


Recipe hacks...Need to make this faster?

-Use canned or frozen corn and sauté it in a pan on the stove.

-Use precooked bacon strips or crumbles.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:

2 wraps

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 154Total Fat: 8gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 11mgSodium: 270mgCarbohydrates: 18gFiber: 4gSugar: 3gProtein: 7g

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  1. Pat Chance says:

    These look delicious. I also did now know about roasting corn in the oven. I will try this next time for sure. The last picture on you and N looks like you are sitting in a park with your beautiful backyard in the back ground.

  2. YUM. And ROASTED corn is even more flavorful. I over cook the bacon, too.

  3. Those look delicious! I’ll have to give this a try with my 7-1/2 year old. He loves his veggies and loves helping in the kitchen so I’m betting it will be a win. Thanks for sharing!

  4. Amy Orvin says:

    What a great idea for summer. I must give these a try!

  5. rochelle haynes says:

    This is looking good like to try this

  6. Julie Wood says:

    I like your lettuce wraps! I make Asian lettuce wraps all the time! I want to make your yummy recipe!

  7. I have not tried a lettuce wrap yet but this sure looks good and so healthy.

  8. Cami Valenzuela says:

    These sound so good. I am trying to eat healthier so perfect timing.

  9. I always love to see you smiling in the kitchen with your kids, you come up with the best ideas to cook together. These look super tasty, my family loves them too! Thanks for the recipe, perfect for a summer day. 🙂

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