- Quinoa Wrap
- 1 cup of dry quinoa, or feel free to use any leftover quinoa you have – Note: This makes up a full batch of quinoa, but I use it up all week in this wrap, as well as other dishes.
- 2 cups filtered water
- 1 15-ounce can of black beans, drained – You will also store any unused black beans for future wraps
- 1 ripe avocado
- 6-8 spinach leaves
- Monterey jack cheese to taste
- feta cheese to taste
- large (9-inch) multi-grain, spinach or gluten free tortilla – You could also skip the tortilla and wrap it in lettuce or collard green, or just mix the quinoa mixture with some spinach leaves
- Avocado-Tahini dip
- 1 medium ripe avocado, peeled and diced
- ⅓ cup well stirred tahini – make sure this is a level cup, as too much tahini will overpower the dip
- 3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice (approx. 1 lemon)
- ½ teaspoon ground cumin
- 2 tablespoons cilantro, minced
- ½ teaspoon coarse sea salt
- ¼ cup filtered water
- Peel and dice your avocado, measure out the ⅓ cup tahini, squeeze up your 3 tablespoons lemon juice and wash and mince your cilantro leaves.
- Combine the avocado, tahini, lemon juice, cumin, cilantro and sea salt in a mini prep or food processor and puree until smooth.
- Make sure to scrape down the sides one or two times so that everything gets mixed in. The mixture will be pretty thick and chunky at this point.
- Add in the ¼ cup water and puree again until blended and smooth. The water helps to get the dip to a creamier consistency. Feel free to add a bit more water to get the dip to a consistency that you like. I found that using ¼ cup or splash more was perfect.
- The dip can be stored in a well-sealed container in the refrigerator for up to 4 days.
- Next, let’s make up your quinoa. Bring the 1 cup well-rinsed quinoa and 2 cups water to a boil in a medium saucepan. Once the quinoa has come to a boil, give it a stir, cover it, and reduce the heat to simmer. Cook the quinoa until all the water is absorbed, about 10-15 minutes. Note: Please check your package of quinoa for cooking instructions, as they all vary.
- The quinoa is done when it’s tender, and you can see the little quinoa curlicues.
- Now, let’s assemble the wrap!
- Assembling the wrap is all personal preference. Some of you are going to want huge wraps, and others of you are going to want a smaller wrap. So with that being said, take the amount of quinoa that you want to put in your wrap and put it in a small bowl, add in some black beans and then heat up the quinoa and black bean mixture either via the stove top or microwave.
- Mix in some of the avocado tahini dip to the quinoa and black bean mixture. The amount of avocado-tahini dip you add in is to taste. I like to add in enough to make the quinoa a bit creamy. The more avocado-tahini dip you add, the more flavor the quinoa will have.
- Note: If I’m going to microwave the quinoa mixture, then I just add in the avocado-tahini dip at the same time as the black beans.
- You can heat up your tortilla and melt your cheese anyway you wish. This is just what I do. Get out a tortilla and place it in a dry skillet over medium heat. Add to one-half of the tortilla the Monterey Jack cheese and feta. Flip the other half over like you’re making a quesadilla, and let the cheese melt.
- Take the cheesy tortilla and place it on a plate. Top the tortilla with some spinach.
- Add the quinoa mixture and then top it off with some fresh diced avocado.
- Wrap it up like a burrito and enjoy!
- I’ve also enjoyed this quinoa salad sans the wrap. I’ve taken the black bean and quinoa mixture and put it in a bowl and topped it with some diced avocado and feta cheese. It’s good anyway you eat it really.
Jacquelyn is a mom to two who loves to make delicious healthy meals for her family. She lives in Marin, CA, which is about ten minutes north of San Francisco. You can connect with her on Facebook, Pinterest, Google +, Twitter and Instagram.
ABOUT WENDY POLISI
Hi, I’m Wendy! I’m a cook, author, blogger, natural health enthusiast…and most importantly a mom. My boys are 10 & 11 and my late life princess is 3. Firm believers in lifestyle design, our family has been location independent since 2008. Join me to read about our adventures in the kitchen…and out!
FROM THE BLOG
These Blueberry Quinoa Pancakes will make your whole family happy! They can be made gluten free or not and have a vegan option. So delicious! I get a lot of questions about getting kids to eat healthy, and …
This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #V8Mornings #CollectiveBias Staying healthy for the holidays isn’t always easy! Prepare for the best …
This Gluten Free Orzo with Artichokes, Sun Dried Tomatoes & Roasted Red Peppers is an easy to make side dish or vegetarian meal. When I was a small child, my mother had my hair cut in the “Dorthy Hamill …
This Italian Baked Quinoa with Fresh Tomato Topping is a great gluten free casserole recipe that the whole family will love! It is hard to believe how quickly this month has flown! I’ve been so busy that it feel …
This post is sponsored by BabbleBoxx.com on behalf of Single Edition Media. Like most of you, I adore getting goodies in the mail. So when Babble Boxx asked me if I wanted to check out their October box, I …
This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Tom’s of Maine for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine. I am nowhere near perfect, but I do strive to make healthy choices for our family. When I was diagnosed …
These Coconut Cream Quinoa Tartletts are a healthier way to satisfy your sweet cravings. Gluten Free & Vegan. Can I whine for a minute? (I promise not to be long…) I’ve been REALLY trying to get back …
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Barilla® and Johnsonville®. The opinions and texts are all mine. Before kids, I was all about complicated cooking. With a love of food and time on …
Hi, I’m Wendy! I’m a cook, author, blogger, natural health enthusiast…and most importantly a mom. My boys are 10 & 11 and my late life princess is 3. Firm believers in lifestyle design, our family has been location independent since 2008. Join me to read about our adventures in the kitchen…and out! Read More…