Southwestern Quinoa Wrap {Vegetarian}

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I've been on quite the quinoa kick lately, have you noticed??  As I mentioned in this post, quinoa is extremely versatile and an easy, gluten-free substitute for gluten grains.

The other night as I was dozing off to sleep I thought of using quinoa in a wrap (the same way I would use lentils) and adding a tex-mex flare to it.  Sounds yummy, no?  Yummy indeed!

 

Have you tried adding quinoa to your kids diet? You can make these protein filled wraps kid-size by downsizing them and making them into cute pinwheels, adorned with adorable butterfly toothpicks...who could resist??  My girls sure couldn't, Ky (5) said, "Mommy, I love these beany burritos!!"

Plus these bad boys are LOADED with protein and are super healthy!  It's a win win! 



Southwestern Quinoa Wrap
Yields 3-4 wraps
Recipe adapted from Epicurean Mom


For Chipotle Dressing:

Ingredients
6 oz Fage 0% yogurt (greek yogurt)
1 teaspoon adobo sauce
1/2 chipotle chili, seeded and chopped
1/4 teaspoon garlic, minced
1/2 Mexican lime, (key lime) juiced, although lime would do just fine.
pinch of salt

Combine all ingredients together.  Mix until well incorporated, set aside.

For Quinoa Wraps:

Ingredients
1 cup quinoa, rinsed well
2- 2 1/2 cup veggie broth
pinch of salt
1 can organic black beans, warmed or cold
1 medium onion, coarsely chopped
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 avocado, sliced
2 ears of corn, shucked
2 bell peppers, grilled and sliced into strips (Any color pepper works. I used all the colors)
4 whole wheat tortillas
hot sauce, garnish

Heat veggie broth and quinoa in a small saucepan until just boiling.  Turn to low-medium and simmer for 25 minutes, or until just tender.  Fluff with a fork and set aside.

Heat olive oil in a small skillet over medium heat, add the onion.  Cook until browned and caramelized, about 10 minutes.  Set aside.

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.  Place shucked corn on a baking sheet, drizzle with olive oil and toss to coat.  Bake until just browning, about 7-10 minutes, stirring occasionally.

To Assemble:
Slather chipotle sauce over the middle of tortilla.  Scoop a heaping spoonful of black beans, quinoa, caramelized onions and corn.  Place bell pepper strips over the top and finish with avocado slices.  Roll, serve with hot sauce and Enjoy!

31 comments:

  1. Girl, I love quinoa so much I would snort it.

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  2. I also love quinoa but don't have many recipes to use it in. Super excited to try this!

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  3. These look great! I love quinoa but I haven't been using it as much lately. I need to change that, I don't know why I keep forgetting about it. I especially love how it looks in your wraps - yummy!

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  4. I LOVE those butterfly toothpicks Katie!!!! Simply gorgeous!! I am going to have to track down some of those for myself :D

    I love your quinoa wraps too. They look so healthy, filling and delicious and it sounds like you're onto a winner if your hubby asked for them every night for dinner.

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  5. the light in those photos are so pretty! And the wrap? delicious and healthy.

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  6. Yum, ths sounds like a great dinner option - can't wait to try it!

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  7. I'm always on a quinoa kick. These look great, and have a lot of the same ingredients as the black bean burgers that I make, they would make a great substitute for those!

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  8. Mmm I love quinoa and this wrap looks perfect!

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  9. You have managed to make even quinoa look amazing!

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  10. These look delicious! I have been sneaking a little quinoa in to my twins food, so far as long as I "sneak" it, they are eating it. No sneaking this dish for me, this is fabulous!

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  11. Katie, this looks so fresh, delicious and creative. Nice!

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  12. These look amazing! I came across your recipe from foodgawker, can't wait to try this one out.

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  13. One of my goals this year is to incorporate some new (healthy) foods into my cooking repertoire. I have always been curious about quinoa and your quinoa with edamame recipe you posted a few days ago inspired me to try it for the first time. I think I had some issues with cooking it right as the quinoa was a bit soggy. But I loved the taste and so did my Hubby. Definitely going to try more recipes and hopefully perfect cooking it. I read some other recipes that cover the quinoa while it simmers. But I notice yours doesn't. Do you just cook it until the liquid is absorbed? Would love any tips you have!

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  14. Black beans, quinoa, avocado, and chipotle dressing? I'm sold!!

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  15. Yum! This looks so healthy and delicious! I adore quinoa and this seems like an excellent way to work more of it into the diet. Great post Katie!

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  16. Can we eat this every night????

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  17. Love this recipe Katie! Emily told me about it the other day. Your blog is so nicely done, great job on your creativity and dedication. Beautiful!

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  18. These are wonderful! I adore quinoa and it makes a perfect healthy balance here :)

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  19. It looks like we're both on quinoa kicks lately =) This looks outstanding!!!!

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  20. Yes, the wraps look great but where oh where does one find butterfly toothpicks. MY 5 yr old would LOVE them!!!

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  21. I love quinoa, I'll have to try this out. Looks yummy.

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  22. NEW FAVORITE BURRITO! i subbed a few things to use what i had on hand. i used regular full fat yogurt, didn't know what adobo sauce was and didn't see any in the store, so i googled it and just added some paprika and oregano to it instead, used a jalepeno pepper not chipoltle. had frozen corn i just thawed and used an indian spinach wrap tortilla. SOOOO YUMMMMY! i want to eat it every day. thanks, katie! you've made my tummy very happy. :-)

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  23. NEW FAVORITE BURRITO! i subbed a few things to use what i had on hand. i used regular full fat yogurt, didn't know what adobo sauce was and didn't see any in the store, so i googled it and just added some paprika and oregano to it instead, used a jalepeno pepper not chipoltle. had frozen corn i just thawed and used an indian spinach wrap tortilla. SOOOO YUMMMMY! i want to eat it every day. thanks, katie. you've made my tummy very happy!

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  24. These sounds so GREAT! Do you know how many calories there are per serving?

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  25. Where do you get your adobo sauce from?

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  26. Where did you get your adobo sauce from?

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  27. Hi...Can you give me an idea of the heat factor to this? Are the flavors, specifically the chipotle dressing, intense or softer? I only ask because I have three VERY PICKY eaters & I'm trying to merge them onto healthier foods. I'm not lying either...sometimes they won't even eat pb & j let alone "fancier" food. Appreciate your help and look forward to making this. Oh..and where would I find adobo sauce? The only latin company I can think of might be Goya but am not positive or sure if there is a healthier choice. Thanks!

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  28. Cutting it is a little tricky ............ :)

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  29. Does the garlic go in with the onions?

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  30. This recipe is SO awesome, and it's SO easy. I feel like it can be my go-to for when I "don't feel like cooking anything." Thank you!!

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