Motivation Monday:Be stronger than your excuses.

Since it’s getting hot out, I’ve been craving lettuce wraps of all kinds.
Try this filling wrap for a picnic in the sun or a beach day!
My favorite type of greens to use for wraps are collard greens, but I was actually out when I made this wrap. Of course any leafy green will work! Greens = delish!

California Summer Wrap
California Summer Wrap

California Summer Wrap
Serves 1

3oz tempeh
1/4 cup cooked quinoa – chilled
1/4 avocado
1 lettuce leaf (romaine, iceberg, or collard)
1/4 cup chopped onions
1/4 cup chopped cherry tomatoes
1 Tbsp lemon juice
pinch of salt
pinch of pepper

Cook quinoa to package instructions and chill in the refrigerator beforehand. Cut tempeh into long thin strips and cook to package instructions on stovetop. Cut cherry tomatoes in half and chop onions. Combine tomatoes and onions with quinoa. Add lemon juice, salt, and pepper to the mixture and gently stir together. Pour the mixture into one washed lettuce leaf  and top with tempeh and avocado slices. Roll up into a wrap, cut in half,  and enjoy.

California Summer Wrap

The Rabbit Food Pyramid Breakdown
Produce: lettuce leaf, onions, and tomatoes
Whole Grain: quinoa
Protein: tempeh
Plant Based Fat: avocado

What is your favorite green to use for lettuce wraps?

4 Comments on California Summer Wrap

  1. Charlotte
    June 24, 2013 at 4:55 am (8 years ago)

    In Korea they wrap their bbq in leaves – like this: http://www.greenkitchenstories.com/korean-kimchi-wraps/

    I’m veggie too but it’s easy to do the same thing with kimchi and pickles, and now I feel like doing a hybrid with some quinoa as well!!

    Love your site, as always.

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  2. Ashley Catic
    June 24, 2013 at 8:06 am (8 years ago)

    Cooking with tempeh kind of scares me. Any thing I should know since this will be my first time?

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  3. kate
    July 10, 2013 at 9:30 am (8 years ago)

    I made this last night for my husband and I for dinner (I just doubled everything). Very yummy! Perfect light summer dish! Thanks for sharing!

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  4. Karen
    September 2, 2013 at 12:33 pm (7 years ago)

    What type of lettuce did you use in this picture? Last time I used collard’s and that was a disaster. I’m not nearly as skilled as you are.. 🙂

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