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.
Long-lasting: Can be stored for up to 5 days, ensuring you always have a healthy meal option ready.
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!
Quinoa: A delicious, whole grain, rich in protein and essential amino acids.
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!
- Can I use a different grain instead of quinoa? Absolutely, check our dosa-style red lentil wraps or our easy, healthy green wraps made from oats and spinach!
- How long can these wraps be stored? They stay fresh for up to 5 days in the fridge.
- Ensure the pan is adequately heated before pouring the batter. This ensures the wrap doesn’t stick.
- Make sure you use a high-quality, non-stick pan for best results.
- Make sure the wrap is thoroughly cooked before flipping. It should get darker in color, and little bubbles will begin to appear all over the wrap. It may take an attempt or two to hone in on the optimal heat levels of your stove and the time to heat before flipping, but it’s well worth persevering because it’s so easy to repeat once you’ve mastered it!
- 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 🙂
Why You’ll Love These Turmeric Quinoa Wraps
- Meal prep friendly
- Easy to store
Turmeric Quinoa Wraps
- 1 cup quinoa
- 2 tsp turmeric
- 2 cups water
- 2 tbsp chia seeds
- 1 pinch salt + pepper
- 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!