Got some leftover quinoa in the fridge? We’ve got a sandwich for you! Swap out the bread for Romaine leaves. Swap out meat for quinoa and you can easily whip up a deliciously plant-based, protein-packed sandwich.
Quinoa is gluten-free, high in protein and one of the few plant foods that contain all nine essential amino acids. Quinoa is one of the most protein-rich plant foods around, and it also contains fiber and numerous vitamins and minerals.
Quinoa Romaine Vegetarian Lettuce Wraps
- 3-4 medium-size romaine lettuce leaves
- 1 cup cooked quinoa
- ⅓ cup chopped tomatoes
- ⅓ cup chopped cucumbers
- Mix chopped vegetables with the quinoa and a splash of rice wine vinegar. Salt and pepper to taste.
- If you have leftover tofu, bacon, cooked meat or bean, you can optionally add to the mix!
Spoon quinoa mixture into your Romaine baguette and pack to go! Or you can keep the quinoa separate in a small container, like the ECOdipper and pack the lettuce leaves separately in a Solo Rectangle or Splash Box, combining when it’s time for your lunch.