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Tropical Quinoa & Cod Burrito

Cook: 30 min


For salsa (makes about 6 servings):

  • 1/3 cup diced red bell pepper
  • 1/3 cup diced yellow bell pepper
  • 1/2 jalapeño (chopped)
  • 1/3 cup chopped cilantro
  • 1/2 large avocado (diced)
  • 1/3 cup diced mango
  • 1/3 cup diced pineapple
  • 1/2 tablespoon garlic (paste or minced)
  • juice from 1 orange

For quinoa-cod mixture (makes 3 large burritos or 6 smaller burritos):

  • 1 lb fresh cod (or you can add an extra 1/2 lb to boost the protein content)
  • 1 1/2 cup cooked quinoa
  • 1/3 cup chopped green onion
  • spray olive oil
  • Seasonings:
    • 1 teaspoon cumin
    • 1 teaspoon chipotle chili powder
    • pinch of sea salt & pepper

For 1 burrito:

  • 1 large or small whole wheat tortilla**
  • 1/2 cup raw spinach
  • 1 serving of quinoa-cod mixture (large or small)
  • 1 or 2 servings of tropical salsa

** you can also omit the tortilla for a lower carbohydrate option


Step 1

Mix together all of the ingredients for the salsa in a large bowl. Season to taste with a little sea salt and pepper. Remember you can easily make this your own by adding your favorite seasonal fruit, or even a bit of balsamic vinegar.

Step 2

Cook quinoa according to the instructions given. Generally, just combine quinoa and some water and bring it to a boil. Reduce the heat to low and cover and cook for about 15 to 20 minutes, until the quinoa has “sprouted” and can be fluffed with a fork.

Step 3

Season cod with cumin and chipotle chili, and then a few pinches of sea salt and pepper.

Step 4

Spray a nonstick skillet with extra virgin olive oil and set it on medium high heat. Once the skillet is hot, toss in the cod and cook on both sides until the flesh of the cod has turned white, about 4 to 5 minutes on each side.

Step 5

Add the cod to a bowl with the cooked quinoa and flake the cod with a fork. Toss in the green onions for extra flavor and then mix it all together.

Step 6

Build the burrito! To a whole wheat tortilla, add spinach, quinoa-cod mixture and then top it off with fresh salsa.

Step 7

Roll it up and try not to bite your fingers.