Quinoa Lettuce Wraps

Quinoa is gluten-free, high in protein and one of the few plant foods that contain sufficient amounts of all nine essential amino acids. Quinoa combined with the crunchy vegetables is a perfect recipe with high fiber content and vitamins, for people who are diet conscious.

Quinoa lettuce wraps are apt for breakfast or a light dinner.

Ingredients (Serves 2)

Preparation time – 10 mins
Cooking time – 15 mins
  • Quinoa – 1 cup cooked
  • Lettuce – 6 leaves
  • Onion – 1 sliced
  • Garlic – 5 to 6 cloves, chopped
  • Mushrooms – 3 to 4 pieces, chopped
  • Paneer / Cottage cheese – 75 gms to 100 gms
  • Carrot – 1 medium, sliced
  • Bell peppers (Red and Yellow) – 1/2 each, sliced
  • Schezwan sauce – 3 tbsp
  • Soy sauce – 1 tsp
  • Coriander leaves – for garnishing
  • Salt – as required
  • Oil – 1 tbsp

Steps

  • In a pan, add oil , add onions, garlic and fry till the onions are transparent.
  • Add carrot and cook for 2 minutes.
  • Add Bell peppers and saute for a minute.
  • Add mushrooms, paneer, salt and cook for 3 to 4 minutes till the veggies are cooked yet crunchy.
  • Add the cooked quinoa and toss well to mix with sauce and veggies.
  • On the serving plate, place lettuce leaves and add the cooked quinoa stuffing.
  • Garnish with coriander leaves and enjoy your healthy yet yummy lettuce wraps !!!

Key points

  • You can add vegetables of your choice.
  • Make sure the vegetables are cooked crunchy.
  • If you are using frozen paneer, keep it immersed in hot water.
  • Adjust the Schezwan sauce according to your spice levels.

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