Simple Mexican Lettuce Cups

Makes: six to seven

Gluten-Free, Soy-Free, Oil-free, Nut-Free, Vegan (of course!)

Lettuce cups are a great way to change up your average salad. You are still reaping the benefits of a salad; however, you get to eat as if you were enjoying a burrito!



  • 1/3 of a cup of quinoa
  • 1/3 of a cup of pinto beans
  • 1/2 of tsp. of chili powder
  • 1/2 of a tsp. of cumin
  • 1/2 of a tsp. of garlic powder
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Three tbsp. of tomato sauce
  • Six cherry tomatoes, diced
  • 1/2 to a whole avocado, diced OR Guacamole
  • Six to seven romaine lettuce leaves

How to make:

  1. Bring the quinoa and 2/3 of a cup of water to a boil.
  2. Once they are boiling, bring the temperature to low, and simmer the quinoa with the lid on until it has fully absorbed the water (about 10 minutes).
  3. Dice the cherry tomatoes.
  4. Once the quinoa is done cooking, add beans, spices, tomato sauce, and tomatoes into the pot, and stir them into the quinoa until everything is warm.
  5. Once everything is done cooking, place the mixture into the lettuce leaves.
  6. Serve the lettuce cups topped with the diced avocado or guacamole.
  7. Enjoy!

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