fiesta quinoa lettuce boats
Recipe type: Main
Cuisine: Vegan
Serves: 10
Fiesta Quinoa Lettuce Boats, a light and fresh addition to any Cinco de Mayo celebration! Makes 10 Lettuce Boats
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 cup dry quinoa
  • 1 cup cucumber, diced
  • 1 cup red bell pepper, diced
  • ¼ cup red onion, diced
  • 3 scallions, chopped
  • 1 cup corn (frozen, fresh or canned)
  • 1 can (15 oz) black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 10 cherry tomatoes, halved
  • ¼ cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • ¼ cup fresh cilantro, chopped
  • 1 avocado, thinly sliced
  • 2 heads of Romaine lettuce
  1. Bring water to a boil, add quinoa, reduce heat to a simmer, cover and cook for 10-15 minutes or until all water is absorbed and l quinoa is soft and fluffy. Transfer to a bowl and allow to cool.
  2. Once quinoa is cooled, add all ingredients except avocado and romaine lettuce, stir until well combined. Adjust flavors as needed. Refrigerate to let flavors marinate.
  3. To assemble boats, add a scoop of quinoa to the center of a romaine lettuce leaf and top with sliced avocado. Enjoy!
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 1 boat Calories: 220 Fat: 10 Carbohydrates: 28 Sugar: 5 Fiber: 6 Protein: 7
Recipe by BeginWithin Nutrition at
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