Quinoa Wraps (turmeric)

Author: Sarah Cobacho

Published: September 20, 2023

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Turmeric Quinoa Wraps with beetroot hummus and roasted cauliflower toppings

These Turmeric Quinoa Wraps are not only tasty but also vegan, gluten-free, and nut-free, making them a versatile and nutritious choice to put together an easy, healthy meal! Made with wholesome pantry ingredients, they’re quick to prepare and can be stored in the fridge for up to 5 days. Delicious wraps are always within reach!

Today I layered my quinoa wrap with a mix of regular hummus and our healthy homemade beetroot hummus, along with roasted cauliflower, as well as the most delicious combination of caramelized onions, butter beans, and cherry tomatoes.

Why This Recipe Works

Nutritious: Made from nutritious whole foods.
Allergen-friendly: Vegan, gluten-free, and nut-free catering to various dietary requirements.
Quick and Easy: Made with easily available pantry ingredients and quick to whip up, with a very short prep time.
Long-lasting: Can be stored for up to 4 days, ensuring you always have a healthy meal option ready.

Step-By-Step Instructions

Begin by thoroughly rinsing the quinoa to get rid of any impurities. This is an important step as quinoa can be bitter if not rinsed properly. Let it soak in water for a good 2 hours. After soaking, ensure you drain and rinse it again to get rid of any lingering bitterness. Combine the quinoa, turmeric, chia seeds, water, and the seasoning in a blender. Blend the mixture until it’s perfectly smooth. Heat a nonstick pan over medium heat. If it tends to stick, just add a spray of oil. Pour in the batter, forming a circle, and use a ladle to spread it out evenly.

Allow the wrap to cook for 2 minutes before flipping. Once flipped, let it cook for another minute.

Layer your chosen toppings, roll up your turmeric quinoa wrap, and you’re all set to enjoy!

Ingredient Notes

Quinoa: A delicious, whole grain, rich in protein, fiber, and minerals.
Turmeric: Known for its anti-inflammatory properties and adds a gorgeous golden color to the wraps.
Chia Seeds: A great source of omega-3 fatty acids and can be replaced with flax seeds if unavailable.
Pepper: Not only used for seasoning, piperine, the active compound in black pepper, boosts the absorption of curcumin (the active compound of turmeric), so don’t skip it to take full advantage of the health benefits!

Variations and Tips:

Cleaning Tip: when cooking with turmeric, your accessories might be bright yellow, even after washing. I was resigned to embracing a yellow-style kitchen forever until I came across a kitchen tip so strange I did not believe it could work, but to my surprise, it works every time! Once cleaned, simply place your blender in the sun for a couple of hours, and the yellow coating will disappear! Let me know if you try it 🙂
Swap up the spices: you can skip the turmeric or swap it up for your favorite spices combo, such as chipotle or ras el hanout, I also love a simple mix of sea salt, cumin, paprika and garlic or onion powder.
Storage: Store the leftovers covered in the fridge for up to 4 days. I usually put them on a large plate covered with a clean kitchen cloth. They will get softer; you can reheat them in a very hot pan or microwave if you’d like.
No Quinoa? No worries, try our Red Lentils Wrap instead.
Mix It Up: if you have both quinoa and red lentils in your pantry, try our 2-Ingredients Quinoa-Red Lentils Wraps, they are my favorites, the texture is incredible, and I love that they combine whole grains and legumes, making it very easy to put up a balanced meal together.

How To Cook Your Quinoa-Red Lentil Wraps To Perfection

  • Use a good non-stick pan. This will not work with a sticky or cast iron pan.
  • If you notice your wrap is sticking to your pan, use a little bit of oil. Ideally, brush the oil onto the pan, or if you do not have a brush, pour a little bit on a paper towel and gently rub the pan (be careful not to burn yourself) with it.
  • Wait until the pan and oil are hot before pouring in the batter. The batter should sizzle as it hits the pan.
  • Make sure to spread the wrap using the back of a spoon or ladle for consistency.
  • Do not flip too early; wait until it’s thoroughly cooked before flipping. You will notice a change in color and texture. It will look darker, and the batter should no longer look wet. This is very important. Otherwise, the wrap will likely break.
  • Only flip wraps once. Slightly lift the wrap with a spatula to check it is cooked underneath before flipping. Gently move the spatula around underneath the wrap before flipping to make sure there is no sticky point.

Why You’ll Love These Turmeric Quinoa Wraps

  • Nutrient-rich
  • Gluten-free
  • Vegan
  • Meal prep friendly
  • Flavor-packed
  • Easy to store
Turmeric Quinoa Wraps with beetroot hummus and roasted cauliflower toppings

Turmeric Quinoa Wraps

4.8 from 15 votes
Tasty and nutritious Turmeric Quinoa Wraps that are vegan, gluten-free, and nut-free. Perfect for putting together a quick and healthy meal.
Sarah Cobacho (plantbaes.com)
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time15 minutes
Total Time25 minutes

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Servings 6

Ingredients

Main Ingredients

  • 1 cup quinoa
  • 2 tsp turmeric
  • 2 cups water
  • 2 tbsp chia seeds
  • 1 pinch salt + pepper

Instructions

  • Begin by thoroughly rinsing the quinoa to remove any impurities. Soak it in water for 2 hours. After soaking, drain and rinse again to eliminate any residual bitterness.
  • Blend the quinoa, turmeric, chia seeds, water, and seasoning in a blender until you achieve a silky smooth consistency.
  • Heat a nonstick pan over medium heat. If it sticks, add a dash of oil. Pour in the batter, forming a circle, and spread it out evenly with a ladle.
  • Cook the wrap for 2 minutes before flipping. If flipped prematurely, it might tear. Once flipped, cook for an additional minute.
  • Layer your chosen toppings, roll up your wrap, and enjoy your delicious Turmeric Quinoa Wrap!

Notes

You can layer the wrap with a mix of regular and beetroot hummus, roasted cauliflower, caramelized onions, butter beans, and cherry tomatoes for added flavor.

Per Serving

Calories 124kcalCarbohydrates 20gProtein 5gFat 3gSodium 28mgFiber 3gVitamin A 0.3IUCalcium 36mgIron 2.5mg
COURSE Dinner, Lunch
CUISINE Healthy
KEYWORDS Healthy Wrap, Quinoa
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6 Comments

  1. These look lovely but I don’t like the taste of turmeric …could I substitute with another spice ? Maybe paprika ?

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