These teriyaki quinoa lettuce wraps are perfect warm weather fare. They're filling thanks to the protein-rich quinoa and edamame while still having that portable factor that we all crave in spring and summer. They also come together quickly--a requisite when all you want to do is spend the day outdoors! Here's the recipe.
Healthy Dinner: Teriyaki Quinoa Lettuce Wraps With Edamame
Recipe Type: Detox Hearty Entrees Sandwiches
YIELDS 4 servings
- 1 cup dry quinoa, rinsed
- 2 cups water
- 3 tablespoons tamari
- 2 tablespoons brown rice syrup or maple syrup
- 1 tablespoon brown rice vinegar
- 1/2 tablespoon lime juice
- 1 clove garlic, minced
- 1 1/2 cups frozen shelled edamame
- 8 leaves lettuce (butter and Boston work best)
- Avocado, for serving (optional)
1. Add quinoa and water to a pot over high heat. Once boiling, reduce heat to a simmer and cook for 15 to 20 minutes, or until liquid is absorbed. 2. While quinoa is cooking, in a small bowl whisk together tamari, brown rice syrup, brown rice vinegar, lime juice, and garlic. 3. When quinoa is done cooking, add tamari mixture to pot, stirring until fully incorporated. 4. Add edamame and cook for 2 to 3 minutes more, or until it is heated through. 5. To serve, add 1/3 cup of quinoa mixture to each lettuce leaf, topping with avocado if desired.
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