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Gluten-Free Mexican Quinoa Lettuce Wraps

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Gluten-Free Mexican Quinoa Lettuce Wraps
  • Prep 50 min
  • Total 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!
Updated Sep 20, 2016

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

Steps

  • 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 from the Betty Crocker Kitchens

  • tip 1
    Reduced-sodium vegetable broth is available in many forms; liquid, bouillon cubes and a powdery or paste-like base.

Nutrition

260 Calories, 8g Total Fat, 9g Protein, 38g Total Carbohydrate, 4g Sugars

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
260
Calories from Fat
70
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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