Vegetable Quinoa Lettuce Cups

If you haven’t tried quinoa yet I would highly recommend it. It is such a healthful grain, and is packed with protein. I make this recipe all the time at the beginning of the week so I have a hearty and fresh lunch or snack on the go whenever I need it. This vegetable quinoa bowl is so versatile, it can be filled with whatever veggies you need to use up in your fridge! Today I made mine with artichokes, tomatoes, cucumber, and avocado. Some other options I use include zucchini, broccoli, bell peppers… I mean the possibilities are endless! I like to flavor my broth the quinoa cooks in to add some extra flavor but this step is not necessary by any means.

quinoa lettuce cups

quinoa bowl

Vegetable Quinoa Lettuce Cups

  • Prep Time: 5m
  • Cook Time: 35m
  • Total Time: 40m
  • Serves: 4


  • 1 c Quinoa
  • 1 3/4 c Chicken Broth
  • 1 1/2 tsp. ground Cumin
  • 1/2 tsp. Paprika
  • 1/2 tsp. Garlic Powder
  • 1/2 tsp. Onion Powder
  • 1 can Artichoke Hearts, 14 oz., chopped
  • 1 c Cherry Tomatoes, halved
  • 1/2 English Cucumber (seeds removed, chopped)
  • 1 Hass Avocado
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • 4 romaine lettuce leaves


  1. Put the spices, quinoa, and chicken broth in a pot and bring to a boil. Once boiling, lower the heat to a simmer and cover. Cook until the liquid is evaporated, about 25 minutes. Fluff the quinoa with a fork.
  2. Place all the veggies in a bowl and add the quinoa. Stir together. I sometimes like to add a squeeze of lemon juice at the end to brighten up the dish.
  3. Place in Romaine Lettuce "bowls" as pictured above!

xo, Rachel


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