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Gluten-Free Mexican Quinoa Lettuce Wraps

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Gluten-Free Mexican Quinoa Lettuce Wraps
  • Prep Time 50 min
  • Total Time 50 min
  • Servings 8
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Bibb lettuce, also called butterhead lettuce, is a small, loosely formed head with tender, light green leaves. The soft leaves make great gluten-free wrappers!

Ingredients

Quinoa

2
teaspoons olive oil
1/2
cup chopped onion
2
cloves garlic, finely chopped
2
jalapeño chiles, seeded, chopped
1
cup uncooked quinoa, rinsed, drained
1 1/4
cups reduced-sodium vegetable broth
1
teaspoon chili powder
1/2
teaspoon ground cumin
1
cup frozen whole kernel corn
1
can (15 oz) black beans, drained, rinsed
1
can (14.5 oz) fire roasted diced tomatoes, undrained

Wraps and Toppings

24
large Bibb lettuce leaves, rinsed, patted dry with paper towel
2
medium avocado, pitted, peeled and chopped
1/4
cup chopped fresh cilantro
3/4
cup gluten-free salsa

Directions

  • 1 In 3-quart saucepan, heat oil over medium heat. Cook and stir onion, garlic and chiles in oil about 5 minutes or until onions are translucent. Stir in remaining Quinoa ingredients.
  • 2 Heat to boiling; reduce heat. Cover and simmer about 30 minutes or until most of liquid is absorbed and quinoa is almost tender; remove from heat. Let stand covered about 3 minutes or until remaining liquid is absorbed and quinoa is tender.
  • 3 Spoon about 1/3 cup quinoa mixture in each lettuce leaf. Top with avocado and cilantro. Wrap each lettuce leaf around filling. Serve with salsa.
Tips  

Reduced-sodium vegetable broth is available in many forms; liquid, bouillon cubes and a powdery or paste-like base.

Cooking Gluten Free? Always read labels to make sure each recipe ingredient is gluten free. Products and ingredient sources can change.

Nutrition Information 

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
260
(
Calories from Fat
70
)
Daily Value
Total Fat
8g
13%
(
Saturated Fat
1g
6%
,
Trans Fat
0g
)
Cholesterol
0mg
0%
Sodium
260mg
11%
Potassium
710mg
20%
Total Carbohydrate
38g
13%
(
Dietary Fiber
10g
41%
,
Sugars
4g
)
Protein
9g
Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
40%
40%
Vitamin C
10%
10%
Calcium
8%
8%
Iron
20%
20%
Exchanges:
0 Starch; 0 Fruit; 2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 1 1/2 Vegetable; 1 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
2 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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