Raw Food "Burrito"

Raw Food "Burrito"

The Spruce / Eric Kleinberg

Prep: 20 mins
Cook: 0 mins
Total: 20 mins
Servings: 6 to 8 servings
Yield: 6 to 8 wraps
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
155 Calories
11g Fat
14g Carbs
3g Protein
Show Full Nutrition Label Hide Full Nutrition Label
Nutrition Facts
Servings: 6 to 8
Amount per serving
Calories 155
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 11g 15%
Saturated Fat 2g 8%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 11mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 14g 5%
Dietary Fiber 7g 24%
Total Sugars 4g
Protein 3g
Vitamin C 23mg 113%
Calcium 27mg 2%
Iron 1mg 5%
Potassium 641mg 14%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

These raw food diet lettuce wraps have a hint of Mexican spiciness to them, hence the "burrito" simile. Made with ripe avocados, tomatoes, onions, jalapeno peppers, corn, and spices, with some freshly squeezed lime juice added for that extra "tangy" taste, then wrapped in lettuce leaves, these wraps make a great entree for a raw food meal or a raw food potluck. Because they're so easy to make and tasty, they're a great raw transitional food too. They're vegetarian, vegan, and naturally gluten-free, of course. 

Serve these wraps with some fresh fruit and a smoothie to round out the meal. Enjoy this raw berry dessert sauce on raw granola or sliced bananas for dessert.


  • 2 very ripe avocados

  • 3 tomatoes, diced

  • 1/2 jalapeño pepper, diced

  • 2 tablespoons diced yellow onion

  • 3 cloves garlic, minced

  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro

  • 3/4 cup corn kernels, from 1 ear raw corn

  • 2 teaspoons freshly squeezed lime juice

  • 6 to 8 large lettuce leaves

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients. 

    Raw Food "Burrito" ingredients

    The Spruce / Eric Kleinberg

  2. In a medium sized bowl, mash the avocado.

    mashed avocados in a bowl

    The Spruce / Eric Kleinberg

  3. Add tomatoes, jalapeño, onion, garlic, cilantro, corn, and lime and stir until well mixed.

    tomatoes, jalapeño, onion, garlic, cilantro, corn, and lime in a bowl with mashed avocados

    The Spruce / Eric Kleinberg

  4. Spread 2 to 3 tablespoons of this mixture onto lettuce leaves and wrap.

    Raw Food "Burrito", vegetable mixture wrapped with lettuce

    The Spruce / Eric Kleinberg


  • Use the freshest ingredients you can find when making these wraps to get the ultimate flavor.
  • Fresh iceberg lettuce seems to work the best for making lettuce wraps.

Recipe Variation

  • Instead of lettuce, you can try using nori seaweed or cabbage as the wraps for these "burritos."
  • Make a Vegan Balsamic Vinaigrette Salad Dressing and drizzle it on the mixture before wrapping, or use the dressing to dip the "burritos" into when eating.

What Is the Raw Food Diet?

The raw food diet is made up of unprocessed raw vegan foods that haven't been heated above 115 F. Foods that are allowed to be eaten on this diet include raw fruits and vegetables, sprouts, nuts and seeds, fresh herbs, raw spices, and seaweeds. Freshly blended juices made out of fruit and veggies, and herbal teas, are part of the diet regime, too.