If you follow me on any of my social media platforms, you know that I just did the 21 Day Fix Extreme as a vegan recently. I wanted to show everyone that it can be done in a yummy and exciting way!
Try this 21 Day Fix Spicy Lettuce Wraps Recipe and let me know what you think!
Spicy Vegan Quinoa & Edamame Filling
3 1/2 cups of water
2 cups organic quinoa, rinsed
4 teaspoons vegetable bouillon (I use organic Better Than Bouillon)
2 to 3 cups frozen edamame
1 tablespoon organic extra virgin olive oil
1 organic sweet onion (chopped)
1 organic green pepper (chopped)
4 to 6 organic garlic cloves (minced)
2 tablespoons Bragg’s liquid aminos (The original recipe called for 1/4 a cup of soy sauce. I used 1/4 cup of Bragg’s but I would use 2 tablespoons next time. Change to your taste buds!)
fresh chopped organic parsley and cilantro (to taste)
1/2 organic green jalapeno pepper
1/4 cup organic creamy peanut butter
2 tablespoons water
1 teaspoon Bragg’s liquid aminos
1 teaspoon organic rice vinegar
1 teaspoon organic lime juice
organic chili pepper (to taste)
*This was inspired by the Cheesecake Factory Peanut Sauce recipe I found on line.
Combine peanut butter, water, Bragg’s, rice vinegar, lime juice and chili pepper in a small saucepan. Stir mixture over medium heat until it begins to bubble. Cover the pan and remove from heat.
1/2 organic carrot (grated)
1/2 small organic cucumber (sliced)
3 whole romaine lettuce leaves (You can use any type of lettuce you desire).
Bring water, quinoa, and vegetable bouillon to a boil in a large pot. Stir in edamame, cover, and simmer until quinoa is tender, 15 to 20 minutes. Heat olive oil in a large pan over high heat and smash garlic in pan until pulverized. Stir garlic quickly and cook for about 1 minute. Add onions and bell peppers and cook for 1 more minute stirring quickly.
Reduce heat to low to medium and cook until onions are translucent, about 4 more minutes. Stir in soy sauce, cilantro, and jalapeno pepper. Add the quinoa mixture to the pan and simmer for a minute or two, stirring occasionally.
Put grated vegan quinoa (1 yellow) and edamame mixture, carrot, sliced cucumber and romaine lettuce on plate. Place 1 teaspoon of peanut sauce in ramekin on plate. This makes A LOT of servings. If you want to reduce the amount of servings, reduce the amount of quinoa you make. If you are making it for a family, it should be fine. If you are making it for just one person, you may want to make less! Eat and enjoy!
21 Day Fix equivalents (Also works for 21 Day Fix EXTREME): 1 yellow, 2 greens, 1 teaspoon (peanut sauce)