Vegetable and bean wraps are sometimes the perfect solution for a summer meal. Cool and refreshing, wraps involve raising very little heat in the kitchen — an optimal result when the temperatures are soaring outside. But that doesn't mean you can't enjoy some added heat in the wraps, which I like no matter the time of year.
These wraps make a perfectly balanced protein-packed meal with buttery chickpeas, nourishing quinoa and crunchy vegetables combined with spices in a zesty filling made with a creamy cashew and sriracha sauce. Layers of texture and flavor abound, and serving them with chopped lettuce, pea sprouts and slices of avocado provide a wonderful fresh taste. They don't take long to prepare either, once the chickpeas and quinoa are all cooked up. I made sure not to overcook the vegetables to preserve their freshness and crunchy texture. Soggy wraps are not especially appealing! The thick and creamy cashew sauce provides an extra dose of nutrients, and it complements all of the other flavors to near perfection.
For these wraps, I made fresh homemade tortillas cooked on a non-stick skillet. A superior filling deserves a superior wrap! But do use your favorite wrap — just look for quality and freshness.
|Chickpea Quinoa Vegetable Wraps|
|Recipe by Lisa Turner|
Published on July 27, 2015
Tender chickpeas, nourishing quinoa and crunchy vegetables combined with spices and a creamy cashew-sriracha sauce wrapped in fresh homemade flour tortillas for a nutritious and refreshing light summer meal
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Creamy cashew sauce:
I'm sharing this with Jacqueline's weekly Meat Free Mondays event.
More wraps to grace your summer tables:
Broccoli, Quinoa and Black Bean Burrito with Cashew Sauce
Pinto Bean and Avocado Burritos
Refried Beans with Sun-Dried Tomatoes
On the top of the reading stack: The Oh She Glows Cookbook: Vegan Recipes To Glow From The Inside Out