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My friend Liz and I came up with this recipe at work a few weeks ago. We created it for an elementary school nutrition class. We tried out two versions – this one and an Asian flavored one (more gingery with soy sauce and sesame oil). We liked both, but we decided to serve this one. Most of the kids liked it, although some were freaked out by the word, quinoa.

Quinoa Lettuce Wraps

Like these wraps? You might also like my Asian Quinoa Lettuce Wraps!

Asian Quinoa Lettuce Wraps



  1. Cook quinoa according to directions on package.
  2. Prepare onion and red pepper.
  3. In a large mixing bowl, combine all ingredients above (except for lettuce leafs).
  4. Once the mixture is combined, spread ¼ cup of the mixture onto each lettuce leaf and wrap/fold over like a taco shell.
  5. Enjoy as a snack or a quick lunch!

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  1. I love the looks of this meal. And all my favorite ingredients :)

  2. These look like they are fun to make and eat!

  3. These look so good! Perfect for a light meal!

  4. man I’ve got to try these… ps your site is legit!

  5. Kelly P

    I came across this recipe by way of Pinterest- made it today for lunch and *love* it! I used black beluga lentils and my avocado wasn’t ripe, so I substituted some chopped organic baby spinach and it was fabulous. Will be mixing up another batch for the family (my children will approve) once my avocado ripens. Thanks for a great new recipe!

  6. Ashley

    Quick and simple recipe but oh so delicious! Will be eating this with tortilla chips as I’ve run out of lettuce. YUM!

  7. Sue Holmes

    As usual your recipes insprie me – I will be starting to go into 3rd grade classrooms with healthy snacks and this is fab!

  8. These look amazing! May try them for lunch tomorrow, any change of the Asian style recipe too please?

  9. @ Natalie, thank you!! Let me know what you think.

  10. These look so simple and convenient that I am rethinking all of my quinoa salads as potential wraps. I can wait to try this recipe.

  11. @Tammi Kibler…Hi Tammi! These are so simply and scrumptious….I’m thinking of using lettuce leafs more often in place of bread.

  12. I found this post though Pinterest. The photo was so beautiful that I just had to come here to read the recipe! Love it! And love your site :-).

    I would like to invite you to share this post (and your other posts :-) ) on a new photo based recipe sharing site that launched in May. The idea is simple: all recipe photographs are published within minutes of submission. And, of course, the images link back to the author’s site.

    It’s called RecipeNewZ (with Z) –

    I hope you get a chance to visit and to share some of your delicious posts with our viewers. It would be a pleasure to have you on board :-)

  13. Laurie

    I made this recipe yesterday and absolutely loved it! I ended up eating the whole batch myself between yesterday and today. Thank you so much for sharing! I am a new fan!

  14. I am so glad I found this recipe on Pinterest. I made it with substitutions (because I forgot to check the recipe before I went shopping) and it turned out great. My husband even liked it! Going to try it on the extended family this afternoon.

  15. Jodi

    Try sesame leaves or Mylpar spinach leaves also a great alternative !!! I use them all the time.

  16. This recipe looks delicious and light.

  17. allenenaples

    I made these the other night for my husband and myself & they were fabulous! Thank you so much for sharing such a delicious, healthy & super easy weeknight meal :)

  18. Donna

    These are sooooo good! Don’t skip the yellow peppers and I use freshly made picante salsa.

  19. @ Donna….glad you liked them!

  20. Shelley

    Would love the Asian style version of this too. Yum!

  21. Liz

    these look delicious!nnwill definitely try them.

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