|High Raw Vegan Quinoa Wraps|
Occasionally I do eat cooked foods, but not very often. When I do, I typically incorporate it with mainly raw foods. One of the cooked foods I truly love is quinoa.
In short, quinoa is a nutritious gluten-free seed that is a great source of complete protein and fiber. Quinoa is used like a grain - you can use it in both savory and sweet recipes. If you've never had it before, give it a try!
For this recipe I used cooked quinoa as the base along with a lightly steamed sweet potato (not yam) with raw veggies and my Raw Vegan Special Sauce. My tummy isn't able to handle uncooked sweet potatoes, so I simply lightly steam them to satisfy my sensitive tummy.
This is a very flavorful and filling meal - easily prepared with just a few basic ingredients. I did not measure the ingredients I put into the quinoa mixture as I just went with what looked and tasted good to me. Feel free to add or omit any of them. However, I am including my Special Sauce recipe as that is what really makes this dish flavorful.
High Raw Vegan Quinoa Collard Wraps
approximately 8-10 wraps
Collard Leaves or other wrap of choice
cooked and cooled quinoa (1 cup dry cooked in 2 cups water as per package directions)
1 lightly steamed sweet potato - diced (not yam)
couple handfuls baby spinach - chopped
onion - thinly sliced (as much or little as you like)
avocado - sliced thin
Put all ingredients *except sliced avocado* into a large bowl and gently combine. Set aside and make the Special Sauce.
Raw Vegan Special Sauce
1 yellow bell pepper
1/2 cup hemp heart seeds
1 banana pepper (or pepper of choice)
juice of 1 lime
small handful cilantro
1/4 tsp ancho chili powder (or to your liking)
pinch of sea salt
Blend all ingredients until smooth and creamy. Pour sauce into the quinoa mixture bowl and gently combine.
Note about the collard leaves: I use very large leaves that I cut along both sides of the stem, which gives me 2 leaves. But you can do this however you like.
For each wrap: place the collard leaf on a cutting board, add a scoop of the quinoa mixture and a couple slices of avocado then roll up like a burrito. Serve immediately and enjoy!