Platter of Raw Romaine Taco Boats for a refreshing vegan dinner
4.86 from 7 votes

Rainbow Raw-maine Taco Boats

Rainbow "Raw-maine" lettuce boats with hummus, fresh veggies, sprouts, and a creamy tahini sauce. Just 15 minutes and no cooking required! Serves 2 as an entrée and 4 as a side / appetizer!
Author: Minimalist Baker
Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings: 4 (~3-taco servings)
Category: Appetizer, Dinner, Entree, Lunch, Salad, Snack
Cuisine: Gluten-Free, Vegan
Freezer Friendly No
Does it keep? 3 Days



  • 1 head romaine lettuce (organic when possible // separated into individual leaves // large bottom stems removed)


  • 1/2 cup beet hummus or plain hummus (keep this recipe raw with sprouted hummus)
  • 1 cup halved cherry tomatoes
  • 1/2 cup alfalfa sprouts
  • 1 cup finely shredded carrots (I used my mandolin with the medium-tooth blade)
  • 3/4 cup thinly sliced red cabbage
  • 1 medium ripe avocado (cubed)
  • 1 Tbsp hemp seeds (optional)


  • 1/3 cup tahini (to keep this recipe raw, use raw untoasted tahini)
  • 2 Tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 Tbsp maple syrup
  • 1 pinch sea salt (optional)
  • Water (to thin)


  1. If making hummus, prepare first using either my 5-Minute Plain Hummus, or Roasted Beet Hummus (I used raw beets instead of roasted). To keep this recipe raw, use a raw, sprouted hummus dip (found at most grocery stores).
  2. Prepare sauce by adding tahini, lemon juice, maple syrup, and salt to a small mixing bowl and whisking to combine. Then add water 1 Tbsp (15 ml) at a time until a pourable dressing is formed. Taste and adjust flavor as needed, adding more salt for overall flavor, lemon for acidity, or maple syrup for sweetness. Transfer to a serving vessel or ramekin or set aside.
  3. Arrange lettuce boats on a serving platter and begin filling with 1-2 Tbsp (15-30 g) hummus. Then top with tomatoes, sprouts, carrots, cabbage, avocado, and hemp seeds (optional).
  4. Either drizzle with tahini sauce or serve on the side. Best when fresh. Store leftover tacos in the refrigerator up to 3 days (be sure to add lemon or lime juice to avocado to help it from turning). Tahini sauce will keep for 4-5 days.


*Nutrition information is a rough estimate calculated with all of the tahini sauce and no hemp seeds.

Nutrition Per Serving (1 of 4 ~three-taco servings)