Trail Recipe: Toasted Chipotle-Cumin Quinoa Wrap

Toasting spices is a time-honored way to guarantee an even bigger flavor burst. Bonus: Hearty quinoa is a complete protein.

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Quick-and-easy trail food doesn’t have to be bland. Mix up some flavor-packed spice blends at home to kick your cooking to a new level of yum, like with this Toasted Chipotle-Cumin Quinoa Wrap recipe. Then make sure to check out the rest of our Spice is Right recipes.

2 servings

Spice blend

  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1/8 tsp chipotle powder
  • 2 tsp granulated onion
  • ¼ tsp garlic powder

Main ingredients

  • 1 avocado
  • 2 gourmet tortillas (like spinach flavor)
  • generous handful underripe grape tomatoes
  • 1 small lime
  • 1 Tbsp cooking oil
  • 8 oz. packet precooked quinoa
  • dried or fresh cilantro
  • salt & pepper

At home

➞ Lay tortillas on a piece of plastic wrap large enough to extend 5 inches on both ends; fold one end over the wraps and roll tightly like a fruit roll. Wrap avocado and tomatoes in paper towels, then in a small brown bag; pack in a pot.

In camp

➞ Halve avocado and slice inside skin. Cut lime in half. Cut tomatoes into halves. Add oil and spices to a pan and heat over a low flame, stirring continuously until spices are toasted and aromatic. Remove from heat and add quinoa and a splash of water (to keep pan from drying out on the bottom). Heat quinoa, stirring continuously until warm. Add tomatoes, cilantro, and salt and pepper to taste. Divide avocado between wraps, add quinoa, squeeze lime over each, and roll like a burrito.