Fish Food: Quinoa Burrito


Following last month’s introduction to a three-part series dedicated to quinoa, I present the Quinoa Burrito.

The following is a recipe that provides a delicious alternative to the classic meat/rice burrito. Given to me by a friend, I featured this recipe last year on my own website blog. I have decided to share it once again, as it is delicious, healthy and appropriate for the fall season.

Health Benefits:

Yams: High in antioxidants

Black Beans: Vegetarian protein

Quinoa: High fiber and calcium

Cinnamon and Cayenne: Anti-inflammatory


Quinoa Burrito


  • Yam Mixture:
  • 2 1/2 lbs yams cut in large cubes
  • 2 tsp melted butter or oil
  • Juice from 1 lime
  • Zest & juice from 2 oranges
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • Salt & pepper
  • Combine in pan and cook at 400 degrees until tender.
  • 1 can rinsed, drained black beans (or 14 oz of cooked black beans)
  • 2 tsp of cumin
  • 2 tsp of coriander
  • 1 tsp of cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp of cayenne
  • 1 cup cooked quinoa
  • Juice from 1/2 a lime
  • Combine in small bowl with yam mixture.
  • Large tortillas (flour or gluten-free)


  • Warm tortillas in oven for 2 minutes.
  • Fill with mixture, and top with salsa, cilantro and Mexican cheese.

About Author

Stacy owns Fisher Fitness, a personal training studio in Jackson, WY. From her meat and potatoes upbringing in the Midwest, Stacy has been on a lifelong cooking journey to create healthy foods that don't taste "healthy" to better counsel her personal training clients. She has since then tasted, tested, passed and failed many recipes. It brings her great joy when her clients realize that food can taste delicious without butter. Stacy is completely incapable of measuring ingredients or baking, holds infamous sushi parties, and would eat buffalo short ribs everyday if her body allowed.

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