Meatless Monday: Cilantro Lime Quinoa Collard Green Burritos

Cilantro Lime Quinoa Collard Green Burrito

 This week’s Meatless Monday meal is brought to you by my craving for a healthy burrito.  I am not sure the last time I had a burrito though I vaguely remember a stop at Burrito House the last time I was in Chicago for a girls weekend and I may or may not have shoved the entire baby size Mexican bundle down my throat in less than 30 seconds…that story is for another time though.

Back to this burrito which is not only loads healthier than any burrito you can buy at 2 AM on the streets of Chi-Town but also vegan.  Plus it has sriracha and sriracha automatically makes anything delicious. Right? 

Right.  This is also especially delicious because  stuffed with super yummy cilantro lime quinoa with black beans, fresh diced tomatoes and avocado then topped with the special sriracha hummus.  

Oh and I know you’re wondering why all my photos are of the burrito pre-wrapped…it’s simply because it just looked prettier before I rolled it up. And I’m bad at rolling…I’m more skilled at shoving my face with food as we have already established.Collard Green Burrito Cilantro Lime Collard Green Burrito 

Cilantro Lime Quinoa Collard Green Stuffed Burrito
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  1. 1 bunch of collard green leaves
  2. 1 cup of quinoa, cooked
  3. 3-4 tbsp, chopped
  4. 2 tbsp fresh lime juice
  5. 1 14.5 oz can black beans, drained and rinsed
  6. 1 tsp of garlic powder
  7. 1 avocado, diced
  8. 1 tomato, diced
  9. 1 package of plain hummus
  10. 2 tbsp + of sriracha sauce or to taste
  1. Remove stems from collard greens and place gently into a rice cooker with about 1/2 cup of water.
  2. Steam for approximately 10 minutes or until soft (not wilted).
  3. Remove leaves from cooker, dry then and lay out flat on a plate.
  4. Take cooked quinoa and place into a medium bowl with lime juice, cilantro, black beans and seasonings and mix.
  5. In a separate bowl, combine hummus and sriracha to taste (as spicy as you want it).
  6. Lay collard leaf out flat then assemble by placing the cilantro lime mixture on the bottom then
  7. the tomato and avocado.
  8. Top with sriracha hummus. Fold in sides and roll into a burrito.
  9. Repeat until all leaves are stuffed.
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  1. If you don't have access to a rice cooker you can simply boil water in a large pot then place leaves in for approximately 5-7 minutes. Remove and blanche in bath of cold water then dry.
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Annmarie is a self proclaimed foodie, avid long distance runner and functional fitness coach. A DVRT Master Trainer, HKC Instructor and food allergy sufferer, she writes about strength training for runners as well as shares allergy friendly recipes for busy athletes.   She is also the owner of Strength In Motion Studio, mother of two sassy sisters and wife to a chronically busy chiropractor.   Subscribe by email for updates to get the latest workouts, advice and recipes straight to your inbox!


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Reply November 10, 2014

Being vegetarian, you have made me very happy on this Meatless Monday morning….Thank you. These look absolutely delicious and something my husband would love, too.
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Reply November 10, 2014

Ooo - this is a really interesting recipe! The flavors all sound so fresh and yummy! I like the idea of using the collard green too
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Deborah @ Confessions of a Mother Runner
Reply November 10, 2014

wow so creative! I've not done much with collard greens but this looks so good thanks for sharing
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    Reply November 10, 2014

    Thank you! I usually just sautee them but they're great for wraps too or Rachel mentioned using them in lasagna which is think is a great idea!

Reply November 10, 2014

I'm a big fan of collard greens. I normally make collard green lasagna but will definitely give this a try since my son loves burritos and tacos!

    Reply November 10, 2014

    I need to try them in lasagna! That sounds delicious too!

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Reply November 10, 2014

I've never tried using collard greens in place of a tortilla. Great idea, looks delicious!
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Cassandra @PoweredByBling
Reply November 10, 2014

I love collard greens, but have only ever eaten them cooked. I'll have to try to this next time I make burritos.
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    Reply November 10, 2014

    They are a hearty leaf so they make a great alternative for traditional wraps! I do love them cooked too though!

Reply November 10, 2014

To me, Collards=stewed with white vinegar drizzled over top :D But I love me some green wraps. And I love spicy hummus :D
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Reply November 10, 2014

I have a coworker who eats a wrap every day for lunch and it's always a collar leaf. I'm super excited to try this one. I'm wondering if it's husband approved?! Ha! Or maybe I should just have regular tortillas on hand for him...
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    Reply November 10, 2014

    Let me know what you and your husband think...maybe have the tortillas on hand just in case ;)

Reply November 10, 2014

Yum! These look amazing. Love the whole cilantro/lime thing. And I've never known what to do with collards!
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    Reply November 10, 2014

    Thank you! Collards are also great just sauteed with some vinegar! :)

Morganne @ Nut Butter Runner
Reply November 10, 2014

This sounds amazing!! So many flavors in such a simple, real food wrap! Love this idea and will definitely have to make it!
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    Reply November 10, 2014

    Thank you! It really is so simple but really yummy :) Hope you enjoy!

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Reply November 10, 2014

This burrito looks so delicious! I'll share this post with everyone I know. Happy Monday, Annmarie :)

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Reply November 10, 2014

You had me at quinoa and avocado - looks delicious!!
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Tina Muir
Reply November 11, 2014

Great idea stuffing the collard greens! Very clever, and I love the insides! Thanks so much for joining us for meatless monday :)
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Sue @ This Mama Runs for Cupcakes
Reply November 11, 2014

This looks yummy! I've never had collard greens before and I've only ever seen them cooked!
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    Reply November 11, 2014

    I usually sautee them but this quick steam makes them pliable enough to roll into a burrito ;)

Reply November 11, 2014

Wow, sounds amazing! I love burritos but they're so rarely this healthy. I would never have thought to make a sauce out of the hummus like that.
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    Reply November 11, 2014

    It was quick and yummy! :) I actually had the idea of combining the sriracha and hummus as I was about to go to sleep...clearly I was hungry, haha!

Reply November 11, 2014

At the rate that I'm stockpiling these delicious-lookin' recipes from you and pinterest and the blogging world, there's no way I'll ever be able to make it all. I think I need to make peace with that fact of life, hahaha. But somedayyyy! *-*
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    Reply November 12, 2014

    I know, I feel the same way about yours and everyone else's that I come across....maybe someday in my spare time :P

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