My Sweet Marie

Quinoa Lettuce Wraps

Posted on: September 17, 2013

Here’s a gluten-free, dairy free recipe that takes me back to Mexico! It’s vegetarian, healthy and oh so tasty! give them a try, pack them in your lunch for work or school!


  • 2 tsp olive oil
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 2 cloves of garlic chopped
  • 2 jalapenos seeded
  •   1 cup uncooked quinoa, rinsed, drained
  • 1 1/4 cup veg. broth
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • 1/2 tsp cumin
  • 1 cup frozen kernel corn
  • 1 can black beans drained, rinsed
  • 1 14oz can of diced tomatoes


  • 24 Bibb lettuce leaves, rinsed, patted dry
  • 2 avocadoes, peeled, pitted and chopped
  • 1/4 cup fresh cilantro, washed and chopped
  • 3/4 cup salsa
    1.Step1 In 3-quart saucepan, heat oil over medium heat. Cook and stir onion, garlic and chiles in oil about 5 minutes or until onions are translucent. Stir in remaining Quinoa ingredients.

2.Step2  Heat to boiling; reduce heat. Cover and simmer about 30 minutes or until most of liquid is absorbed and quinoa is almost tender; remove from heat. Let stand covered about 3 minutes or until remaining liquid is absorbed and quinoa is tender.

3.  Step3  Spoon about 1/3 cup quinoa mixture in each lettuce leaf. Top with avocado and cilantro. Wrap each lettuce leaf around filling. Serve with salsa.


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