Quinoa Taco Lettuce Wraps

Recipe type: entree

Cook Time: 20 mins

Total Time: 20 mins

Serves: 4

A hearty vegetarian take on a taco lettuce wrap filled with beans, quinoa, and sweet corn.

Ingredients:
  • 1 cup quinoa, cooked
  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • ½ red onion, thinly sliced
  • Pinch of sea salt and black pepper, adjust to taste
  • 1, 15 ounce can black beans
  • 1 cup organic sweet corn (if frozen, then thaw)
  • 1 cup thinly sliced bell peppers (if frozen, then thaw)
  • ⅓ cup fresh chopped cilantro
  • 2 tablespoons taco seasoning
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • 1 head of Butter Leaf lettuce
  • Garnish options: fresh cilantro, sliced jalapeno, diced tomato, avocado

Preparation:

  1. Cook quinoa to package directions.
  2. Meanwhile, in a skillet, add coconut oil, sea salt, black pepper, onions, and garlic and cook for 8 minutes or until fragrant. Add in cooked quinoa, rinsed beans, corn, and peppers until warm. Stir in taco seasoning, juice of lime, and lemon. Adjust seasonings to taste.
  3. Next, take one washed and dry butter leaf and dollop the quinoa mixture in the center, fill with optional garnishes and wrap edges of the butter leaf onto itself as a handheld wrap. Enjoy immediately.
  4. Store leftover filling in an airtight glass container and assemble upon serving.

Recipe Credits:
http://nutritionstripped.com/taco-lettuce-wraps/

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