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Vegan Lettuce Wraps with Black Beans & Quinoa

These vegan lettuce wraps are made with healthy ingredients and super delicious! They are filled with black beans, fluffy quinoa, homemade tomato salsa - with a tahini sauce drizzled on top.
Course Appetizer
Cuisine Vegan
Diet Vegan
Keyword black beans, quinoa, tahini
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 245kcal


  • lettuce leaves
  • ½ cup quinoa ~90g
  • salt and pepper

for the black beans

  • 1 cup black beans ~180g
  • 1 red onion, small
  • 1 clove of garlic
  • 1 tbsp tomato puree
  • ½ tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp paprika powder
  • ¼ cup canned tomatoes, pureed or crushed

for the tomato salsa

  • 2 large tomatoes
  • 1 lime juice
  • 1 spring onion

for the tahini sauce

  • 3 tbsp tahini
  • 1 tsp maple syrup or another liquid sweetener
  • ½ lemon juice


  • Begin by cooking the quinoa in some vegetable broth for ~15 minutes until fluffy.
  • Wash the lettuce leaves and let dry while you prepare the remaining ingredients.

For the black beans

  • Finely dice the onion and mince the garlic. Saute in a pan for a few minutes, then add the spices and tomato puree. Add water if necessary to prevent burning.
  • Add the canned tomatoes and black beans and let simmer for 5 minutes, adding a little bit of water if the sauce is too thick.

For the tomato salsa

  • Finely chop the tomatoes and spring onion. Add to a bowl together with the lime juice.
  • Season with salt and pepper to taste.

For the tahini sauce

  • Combine all ingredients in a small mixing bowl and mix well. Add water a tablespoon at a time until desired consistency is reached. It should be slightly runny but not too watery. Season with salt and pepper.

To assemble the vegan lettuce wraps

  • Take one lettuce leaf and add a quarter of the black bean mixture.
  • Next, add some quinoa and tomato salsa.
  • To finish, drizzle some tahini sauce on top and enjoy.