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Chef Erica’s Quinoa Lettuce Tacos

BT Montreal | posted Friday, Jan 5th, 2018


  • boston lettuce leaves
  • ½ cup cooked quinoa
  • ½ bell pepper diced
  • ½ onion diced
  • 1 clove garlic finely minced or grated
  • ½ zucchini diced
  • ¼ cup corn
  • ¼ can black beans
  • 2 tsp. Chili powder
  • ½ tsp. Ground cumin
  • a pinch garlic powder
  • ½ tsp. Paprika
  • ½ tbs. oil
  • zest and juice of 1 lime
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • a little cilantro roughly chopped (optional)
  • 1-2 avocados sliced (optional)



  1. Start by cooking your quinoa according to the package instructions.
  2. Then in a separate sauté pan add your oil and let that heat up on medium heat.
  3. Once hot add in your onions, garlic, and pepper and sauté for a few minutes or until they start to turn golden brown.
  4. Then add in your zucchini and sauté for another minute or two.
  5. Add in the paprika, chili powder, garlic powder, cumin, salt, and pepper. If your pan looks a little dry add in a splash of water.
  6. Cook for another minute to let the spices release their aroma.
  7. Turn off the heat and mix in your beans and corn.
  8. Lastly mix in your cooked quinoa and serve with your washed lettuce leaves.
  9. Optionally top your lettuce tacos with sliced avocado and/or a sprinkling of cilantro.