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Tropical Quinoa Lettuce Wraps

These tropical quinoa lettuce wraps make the perfect spring meal, and will brighten your evening with their lively color and bold flavors. Make sure to make leftovers because they make a wonderful light lunch the next day.

Course Main Course, sandwich
Cuisine American, Asian
Keyword avocado, lettuce wraps
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 10 Wraps
Calories 119 kcal
Author Alyssa

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup quinoa
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 small mangos pitted, peeled and diced
  • 1 avocados pitted and diced
  • 1/4 cup cilantro or parsley finely chopped (cilantro would be better)
  • Juice of 2 limes
  • 2 tablespoons avocado oil or olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons honey
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 8 - 10 leaves of butter lettuce
  • Grilled chicken optional
  • Hot sauce optional, but highly recommended!

Instructions

  1. Bring the quinoa and water to boil in a small sauce pot. Cover and reduce to simmer for 10 - 15 minutes, until the water has been absorbed. Remove from the heat, and keep covered for another 5 minutes. Fluff with a fork and transfer to a mixing bowl. Let cool for 10 - 15 minutes (or pop it in the fridge for 5 - 10 minutes).
  2. While the quinoa is cooking, prepare the dressing. Whisk the lime juice, oil, vinegar, honey, and spices together in a small bowl. Set aside.
  3. Once the quinoa has cooled, add the mangoes, avocado and herbs. Toss together until combined. Pour dressing over the salad and mix until coated.
  4. Scoop the quinoa salad into the lettuce leaves, top with grilled chicken and hot sauce (if using).

Recipe Notes

gluten-free | dairy-free | vegan (optional)

Nutrition Facts
Tropical Quinoa Lettuce Wraps
Amount Per Serving (2 g)
Calories 119 Calories from Fat 54
% Daily Value*
Fat 6g9%
Sodium 124mg5%
Potassium 246mg7%
Carbohydrates 15g5%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 6g7%
Protein 2g4%
Vitamin A 925IU19%
Vitamin C 18.5mg22%
Calcium 19mg2%
Iron 0.8mg4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.