These fall-inspired wraps crunchy, sweet, satisfying and pretty easy to make. Pumpkin seeds and almonds add crunch, apples and cranberries add sweetness, and it's all tied together by a citrus-y curry dressing.

Fall Curry Quinoa Wraps [Vegan, Grain-Free]

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Serves

4

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Ingredients

  • 1 large head of red/green or Romaine lettuce
  • 1/4 cup raw whole almonds
  • 1/4 cup raw pumpkin seeds
  • 1 cup white quinoa
  • 1 teaspoon maple syrup
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped shallot
  • 1 teaspoon curry powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon coarse salt
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • Freshly ground pepper
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons dried mulberries or cranberries
  • 1 small apple cut into 1/8-inch-thick wedges
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Preparation

  1. Rinse the heads of lettuce under cold water.
  2. Now place the lettuce on a cutting board and cut the bottom part. Separate leaves and pat dry with a paper towel. Set aside.
  3. Preheat oven to 375°F. Spread almonds and pumpkin seeds on a baking sheet; toast in oven until lightly toasted and fragrant, about 7 minutes. Let cool; coarsely chop nuts.
  4. Rinse quinoa thoroughly; drain. Bring 2 cups water to a boil in a medium saucepan. Add quinoa; return to a boil.
  5. Stir quinoa; cover, and reduce heat. Simmer until quinoa is tender but still chewy, about 15 minutes. Fluff quinoa with a fork; let cool.
  6. Whisk together maple syrup, shallot, curry powder, salt, and lemon juice in a large bowl. Season with pepper.
  7. Whisking constantly, pour in oil slow,; whisk until dressing is mixed in. Add quinoa, mulberries/cranberries, apple, seeds, and nuts; toss well. Fill each lettuce leaf with about 1/4 cup of quinoa salad.

Notes

The quinoa salad stores well in the refrigerator for up to 3 days and it's really tasty just on its own.

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    Nutritional Information

    Calories: 371 | Carbs: 42g | Fat: 19g | Protein: 11g | Sugar: 9g | Sodium: 4mg Note: The information shown is based on available ingredients and preparation. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist’s advice.