Asian Quinoa Lettuce Wraps
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Recipe type: Appetizers
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Serves: 2-3 servings
 
Quinoa tossed with diced red bell peppers, onions, and mushrooms then flavored with hoisin sauce and Sriracha and served on butter lettuce. This Asian Quinoa Lettuce Wrap is the perfect appetizer for spring.
Ingredients
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • ½ cup diced red peppers
  • 2-3 mushrooms, chopped
  • ½ cup diced onions
  • ⅛ cup hoisin sauce
  • ½ teaspoon granulated sugar
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 1 teaspoon Sriracha sauce
  • 1 cup cooked quinoa
  • 2-3 sprigs cilantro, chopped
  • Butter lettuce
Directions:
  1. In a small pan, add about a tablespoon of olive oil over medium heat. Allow the olive oil to warm for about a minute before adding in the diced red peppers, diced onions, and chopped mushrooms.
  2. Cook the diced red peppers, onions, and mushrooms until they’ve all softened.
  3. Now, add the hoisin sauce, a little bit of sugar, water, and Sriracha sauce to the pan. Use a spatula to mix the ingredients until they are well combined.
  4. Next, add the cooked quinoa. Toss the ingredients together until the sauce has lightly covered all the ingredients.
  5. When ready to eat, use a spoon to scoop the Asian flavored quinoa into lettuce cups.
  6. Serve the lettuce wraps as appetizers or make more to create a meal.
Recipe by Cooking with a Wallflower at http://cookingwithawallflower.com/2015/04/08/asian-quinoa-lettuce-wraps/