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Quinoa Shrimp Wraps

Quinoa Shrimp Wraps

We bought the cutest little wild caught shrimps from Costco and I know some of the most popular ways to use shrimp are shrimp scampi and shrimp tacos. I’ll eventually do those recipes, but I wanted to make my own little twist on lettuce wraps. Which are these quinoa shrimp wraps!

Another obsession that I have lately is butter lettuce! I love how the butter lettuce comes with its roots in tact. It lasts longer. I also love how soft and easy it is to make a little bowl/wrap. We usually use romaine, but it can either be too narrow or it can easily break when you fold it.

These wraps took barely any effort and can definitely be considered a quick weeknight meal!

Inside the shrimp and quinoa mix, I use a spring mix of leafy greens. I LOVE THIS because I literally used two handfuls, LARGE handfuls, and it always cooks down to barely nothing. This makes getting greens in my kiddos much easier.

Quinoa Shrimp Wraps

Quinoa Shrimp Wraps

Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time25 mins
Servings: 8 Wraps

Ingredients

Quinoa

  • Quinoa
  • ` Bone Broth

Shrimp Mix

  • 3 Cups Shrimp Thawed
  • 1 Tsp Chili Powder
  • 1 Tsp Garlic Powder
  • 1/2 Tsp Smoked Paprika
  • 1/2 Tsp Black Pepper
  • Salt To taste
  • 1/2 Lime Squeeze the juice out
  • 2 Handfuls Mixed Leafy Greens Use BIG handfuls
  • 2 Tbsp Avocado Oil
  • Butter Lettuce Washed

Instructions

  • For the quinoa, I use my rice cooker for an easy way to cook quinoa at the right ratios. I use the specific cup that came with my rice cooker and filled the cup up twice. Put the quinoa in the rice cooker and filled the bone broth up to the 2nd line. (This will be different for every rice cooker or if you're doing it on the stove).
  • Heat up the avocado oil in a skillet on medium heat on the stove.
  • Put in the shrimp, spices, and lime juice into the skillet. Mix the shrimp and spices together.
  • Cook the shrimp for 10 minutes. The shrimp should be done by having a pink exterior and a white interior. Add in the big handfuls of leafy greens.
  • Cook the rest of the shrimp and green mix until all the greens are wilted.
  • Add the cooked quinoa to the shrimp mixture. Mix well.
  • Wash the butter lettuce off and prop to fill with the shrimp and quinoa mixture. Enjoy!
Lahana Vigliano
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Lahana Vigliano is a Certified Clinical Nutritionist and CEO of Thrival Nutrition. She has her Bachelor's Degree in Nutrition Science and currently pursing her Masters Degree in Nutrition Science and Functional Medicine. Lahana and her team help support women who struggle with weight loss, hormonal imbalances, digestive issues, chronic fatigue, and many other lingering issues that leaves women not feeling their best. She uses food as medicine, as well as herbs and supplements when needed, to support her clients. She looks at the whole body holistically making sure women are understanding how nutrition, sleep, stress, and their environment impact their health. Connect with her on Facebook + Instagram (@thrivalnutrition).