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Whole-Grain Wraps with Quinoa, Beans, and Roasted Veggies  Recipe

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Total Time: Under 2 Hours
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Whole-Grain Wraps with Quinoa, Beans, and Roasted Veggies 

Photo by: Joseph DeLeo

These flavor-packed wraps are filled with sweet roasted vegetables and tangy pepita quinoa. Quinoa is already a complete protein, and adding beans makes this a high-protein and vegan meal. If you want to add some shredded cheese, they are delicious that way, too

Yield: Makes 4 wraps

INGREDIENTS
  • 8 ounces garnet yam or other sweet potato
  • 1 small zucchini about 8 ounces
  • ½ red bell pepper, about 4 ounces
  • 1 small red jalapeno seeded and julienned
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • ½ teaspoon ground chipotle pepper
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup cooked black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 cup shredded queso anejo or other cheese (optional)
  • 1½ cups Mexican Quinoa with Pepitas and Cilantro (half the batch, without the added vegetables)
  • 4 10-inch whole wheat tortillas
  • Salsa, for serving

Directions

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Preheat the oven to 400°F. Cut the sweet potato, zucchini, and bell pepper in ¼-inch-wide strips, then cut them into 2-inch lengths. Toss with the jalapeno, olive oil, ground chipotle, and salt in a 3-inch-deep roasting pan, and roast for 20 minutes. Stir the vegetables, then roast for 20 minutes more, until the zucchini is limp and browned and the sweet potatoes are tender.

Let the vegetables cool, place in a large bowl, and mix in the beans. If using cheese, add to the vegetable mixture. Divide the Mexican Quinoa among the tortillas, and then top with the vegetables, placing the fillings in a rectangular shape in the middle of each round. Fold the sides in and then roll the wraps. If making ahead, wrap each in foil, so that they can be reheated in the oven.

Serve with salsa.


© 2007 Robin Asbell

Editor's Note

Nutritional information does include Mexican Quinoa with Pepitas and Cilantro. For nutritional information on Mexican Quinoa with Pepitas and Cilantro, please follow the link above.

NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION

Nutrients per serving (% daily value)

487kcal (24%)
1433mg (60%)
61g
8g
19g (29%)
0g
8g (41%)
8g
2g
35mg (12%)
7g
18g
76mg
597mg
451mcg RAE (15%)
27mg (45%)
350mg (35%)
4mg (22%)
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