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Pulled Pork Lettuce Tacos, a gluten free delicious taco option! It’s also Whole 30 appropriate if you are that way inclined. I know that I claimed that the sweet potato patties in spicy coconut soup were my favourite Whole 30 option, but that might be a lie; these Pulled Pork Lettuce Tacos really take the cake! 

pulled pork lettuce tacos

Pulled Pork Lettuce Tacos
A delicious Whole 30 appropriate dinner
3162 calories
232 g
425 g
185 g
190 g
37 g
3424 g
4313 g
98 g
0 g
133 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
Amount Per Serving
Calories 3162
Calories from Fat 1582
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 185g
Saturated Fat 37g
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 22g
Monounsaturated Fat 111g
Cholesterol 425mg
Sodium 4313mg
Total Carbohydrates 232g
Dietary Fiber 93g
Sugars 98g
Protein 190g
Vitamin A
Vitamin C
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
For the pork
  1. 500 g of pork
  2. 1 can tomato paste (6oz)
  3. 1/4 cup tomato sauce
  4. 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
  5. 1/2 cup unsweetened 100% apple sauce
  6. 1 1/2 tsp chili powder
  7. 1 tsp paprika
  8. 1 tsp sea salt
  9. 1/2 tsp black pepper
  10. 1/4 tsp allspice
  11. 1/4 tsp cayenne powder
For the guacamole
  1. 4 avocados, halved, seeded and peeled
  2. 2 limes juiced
  3. 1/2 teaspoon salt
  4. 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  5. 1/2 teaspoon cayenne
  6. 1/2 medium onion
  7. 1/2 jalapeno pepper minced
  8. 2 roma tomatoes
  9. 1 clove garlic
  10. 1 teaspoon cilantro
For the salsa
  1. 4 cloves of garlic (minced)
  2. 3 jalapenos (if you’ve brought them pre-chopped then add them in to your desired heat)
  3. 1 red bell pepper
  4. 1/2 medium onion
  5. 2 red chiles
  6. 1 tbs olive oil
  7. juice of 1 lime
  8. 6 roma tomatoes
  9. diced cilantro
  10. salt, pepper and chile powder to taste
  11. Gem lettuce
  12. Cilantro to garnish
  1. Preheat you oven to 160 C. Whisk all your ingredients from the pork section above together. Place your pork in a roasting pan and cover with about half of the sauce. After about an hour of cooking you should be able to pull your pork. Cover the pulled pork with the remaining sauce and cook for another 30 minutes.
  2. To make the salsa, finely chop all the ingredients up, mix them in a medium bowl then cover and refrigerate for about 30 minutes to let all the flavours fuse together.
  3. To make the guacamole, put your avocados in the food processor, give it a few buzzes till the avocado is mainly smooth but with a few chunks left, transfer it to a bowl and then mix in the other ingredients. Cover and refrigerate for 1 hour.
  4. Assemble your tacos within individual gem lettuce leaves.
  1. I hate when I make guac before a party and it starts to go brown by party time, but I have discovered that if you place one of the avocado stones in the bowl of guac before you tightly cover it in plastic wrap it helps it stay green longer
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They were so delicious, I didn’t even miss the taco shell. Do you view the shell as a necessity? 

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  • Pulled pork is so good, just makes me think of summer nights and bbqs!

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  • During Whole30, we did a few Mexican dishes. I used romaine lettuce when we made fajitas. They were delicious! But my favorite substitution was using halved bell peppers as taco shells. Like stuffed peppers, but I kept the peppers raw. With the leftovers, I did bake them to see what they were like, but I preferred the crunchiness of the raw pepper. More taco-like!

    • Peppers stuffed with rice and cheese are a personal favourite of mine, although not Whole 30 appropriate in the slightest πŸ˜‰ xx