This recipe is taken from the 2016 Milk Calendar. Life’s a picnic with this easy-to-make recipe. Wrap up the end of summer with this perfect meal for families on the go.
- Prep: 15 min
- Cooking: 20 min
- 2/3 cup (150 mL) quinoa
- 1 cup (250 mL) Milk
- 2 tbsp (30 mL) water
- 1/4 tsp (1 mL) salt
- 3 tbsp (45 mL) mayonnaise either light or regular
- 2 tsp (10 mL) hot pepper sauce or to taste
- 4 large whole wheat flour tortillas
- 1 small mango peeled, pitted and cut into thin strips
- 1/3 cup (75 mL) torn mint leaves
- 1 cup (250 mL) coarsely grated carrot
- 1/2 small red bell pepper julienned
- 1 cup (250 mL) baby arugula leaves
- 1 small ripe but firm avocado peeled, pitted and cut into thin strips
- 1 lime halved
Rinse quinoa in fine mesh sieve under cold water; set aside. Bring milk, water and salt to a boil in a medium saucepan and add quinoa. Cover and reduce heat to the very lowest temperature; cook 20 min or until tender. Turn off heat; let stand for 5 min. Fluff quinoa with fork then cool completely.
Stir mayonnaise with hot sauce. Lay tortillas on counter. Spread each tortilla with mayonnaise mixture. In a horizontal row, divide quinoa on bottom part of each tortilla, leaving a 1-inch (2.5 cm) border. In rows, top with mango, mint, carrot, red pepper, arugula, avocado and a squeeze of lime. Tightly roll tortilla around filling until you reach the centre. Tuck in sides then continue to roll until filling is completely enclosed. If not serving right away, wrap tightly in plastic wrap. Wraps will keep well overnight.
Quinoa can be refrigerated for up to 2 days.
Add Korean kimchi for a crunchy, spicy addition to the fillings. Substitute grated beets for carrots, peaches or nectarines for mango and cilantro for mint.
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Nutritional informationPer serving
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|Calcium:||28 % / 312 mg|
|Vitamin C:||102 %|