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Pesto Quinoa Burritos

Pesto Quinoa Wraps

Insanely delicious wraps filled with basil pesto quinoa, soy-glazed mushrooms, crunchy fried onions, and avocado! A delicious, healthy, and portable meal!


  • Author: Full of Plants

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup (90g) dry quinoa
  • 1 cup (240ml) of water
  • 1 avocado, sliced
  • 45 mushrooms, sliced
  • 1 tsp (5ml) soy sauce
  • 1/2 cup shredded red cabbage
  • 1 medium onion, thinly sliced
  • 5 tortillas

Pesto

  • 2 cups (40g) fresh basil
  • 2 tbsp (20g) raw cashews
  • 1/3 cup (78ml) olive oil
  • 2 tbsp nutritional yeast
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • 1/4 and 1/8 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp (10ml) lime juice
  • 1/2 tsp (3ml) maple syrup

Instructions

  1. Rinse the quinoa under cold water. Combine the quinoa and water in a saucepan. Bring to a boil, once boiling, reduce heat to a simmer and cook for about 15 minutes, or until the quinoa is tender and has absorbed all the water. Remove from heat and let it cool.
  2. Prepare the pesto: combine the fresh basil, raw cashews, olive oil, nutritional yeast, garlic, salt, lime juice, and maple syrup in a blender. Blend on high-speed for 20-30 seconds. Transfer half of the pesto to the quinoa and stir to combine.
  3. Prepare the mushrooms: Heat a teaspoon of oil in a non-stick skillet. Once hot, add the sliced mushrooms and cook for 4-5 minutes, or until tender. Deglaze with the soy sauce, stir, and cook for one more minute. Remove from heat and set aside.
  4. Prepare the onions (optional): Heat about 1/3 cup of oil in a small saucepan. Once hot, add the sliced onions and fry for 3-4 minutes, or until golden brown. Remove from the oil and transfer to a plate lined with kitchen paper towel to remove excess oil.
  5. To assemble: spread about 1 tbsp of pesto in the middle of a tortilla wrap. Add a few slices of mushrooms, about 1/4 cup of pesto quinoa, a couple slices of avocado, some shredded red cabbage, and 1-2 tbsp of fried onions.
  6. Fold up the bottom over the filling, then fold the edges and roll it up tightly into a burrito shape. Repeat with the remaining tortillas and filling.
  7. Enjoy at room temperature, or chilled! These wraps will keep for up to two days in the refrigerator.

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1 Wrap
  • Calories: 333
  • Sugar: 2.4g
  • Fat: 24.7g
  • Carbohydrates: 24.6g
  • Fiber: 6.2g
  • Protein: 7.4g