This recipe is NOT safe for Coumadin (warfarin) users.
This recipe is safe for those who are lactose intolerant.
This is a low sodium recipe.
GERD / Acid Reflux
This recipe contains GERD triggers and those with GERD may wish to avoid it.
This recipe is safe for those who are sensitive to gluten. Use gluten-free tamari sauce in this dish.
"Lettuce is like conversation; it must be fresh and crisp, so sparkling that you scarcely notice the bitter in it." -Charles Dudley Warner
This is a riff on the classic stuffed lettuce leaves that you might find in an Asian restaurant. The big difference is the amount of fat and salt that you are not going to get with this delicious version using quinoa and veggies. (Here's a recipe for a version with chicken: Asian Lettuce Wraps | Low Sodium Asian Lettuce Wraps.)
Another great way to get your whole grains, veggies and quality fats. Mediterranean diet packaged up as delicious Asian food.
Servings: 2 | Serving size: about 2 1 cups
Cooking time: 30 minutes (does not include chilling time)
This recipe can easily be multiplied. Serve with Spicy Peanut Sauce.
Place the water in a small sauce pan over high heat.
When the water boils, add the quinoa, stir, and reduce the heat to simmer.
Simmer the quinoa partially covered for 12 to 15 minutes until most of the water has boiled away.
Remove the pan from the heat, cover and let stand for 5 minutes.
Fluff the quinoa and transfer to the refrigerator to cool.
While the quinoa is cooking place the oil in a medium skillet over medium high heat.
Add the onion and garlic. Cook for 4 minutes. Stir frequently.
Place the onions in a mixing bowl with the red pepper, green onions, lime zest, lime juice, soy sauce and black pepper.
Add the cooked quinoa and toss well.
Chill well before serving.
Spoon the quinoa in individual lettuce leaves and top with Spicy Peanut Sauce.
Serving size: about 2 cups
|Calories 230||Calories from Fat 45|
|% Daily Value|
|Total Fat 5g||7%|
|Saturated Fat 0.5g||3%|
|Monounsaturated Fat 1.5g|
|Trans Fat 0g|
|Total Carbohydrate 38g||14%|
|Dietary Fiber 6g||20%|
|Vitamin A 20%||Vitamin C 74%|
|Calcium 6%||Iron 19%|
|Vitamin K 120mcg||Potassium 600mg|