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These steak lettuce wraps are fresh and light, yet filling too! Think healthy lettuce wraps made with tasty marinated beef, avocado, and mango.

Steak Lettuce Wraps with Mango and Avocado

These steak lettuce wraps with mango and avocado are fresh and light, yet filling too!  Made with healthy, whole food ingredients.
Course Main Course
Prep Time 1 hour
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 20 minutes
Servings 6 wraps
Calories 230kcal
Author Snacking in Sneakers


Marinade Ingredients:

  • 1 lime, juiced
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup cilantro, chopped
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • 1/2 tsp paprika
  • 1/2 tsp cumin

Remaining Ingredients:

  • 1 lb sirloin tip steak
  • 1 tbsp oil of choice
  • 1 head lettuce (look for varieties with large leaves that you can wrap up - butter lettuce works best, but romaine works too!)
  • 1 avocado, sliced or chopped
  • 1 mango, sliced or chopped
  • 1/4 cup cilantro, chopped
  • 1 lime, sliced into wedges



  • Combine all the ingredients for the marinade in a large food storage container or ziptop bag.  Add the steak to the marinade, and let sit in the fridge overnight or at least 1-2 hours.
  • When ready to cook the steak, heat 1 tbsp oil a cast iron skillet over medium high heat.  Remove the steak from the marinade and place in the skillet. (Discard excess marinade).  Cook for 5 minutes on one side.  Flip and cook an additional 3-5 minutes (less time for smaller pieces of steak, more time for larger).  Remove from the pan and place on a plate covered with aluminum foil.  Let rest for 10 minutes.  
  • While steak is resting, prepare the remainder of the ingredients.  Rinse and dry 6 large lettuce leaves and place them on a plate.  Divide mango, avocado, and cilantro evenly among the lettuce leaves. 
  • Slice the steak and divide it evenly among all the wraps.  Serve with lime wedges for a last minute pop of citrus.  Enjoy!


  • This cast iron cooking method described should produce a medium-rare steak.  If you prefer it cooked more, you can add another 1-2 minutes to each side.
  • You can alternatively cook the steak on the grill.  Simply marinate the same way, heat the grill, and cook until the meat is to your liking.
  • You can also just make this as a salad instead of a wrap.
Nutrition analysis (approximate per wrap - assumes 20% marinade absorption):
230 calories, 13.5 g fat, 11 g carb, 4 g fiber, 17 g protein, 70 mg sodium;
Vitamin A: 56%, Vitamin C: 39%, Vitamin K: 53%, Niacin: 23%, Vitamin B6: 28%, Folate: 20%, Vitamin B12: 56%, Iron: 11%, Potassium: 16%, Zinc: 29%, Selenium: 33%


Calories: 230kcal