Recipe: Black Bean and Avocado Wrap

Black Bean and Avocado Wrap

You honestly can not go wrong with avocado wraps. I’ve made a few avocado wrap over the past few years and these black bean and avocado wraps are up there with the rest. The black beans are cooked with onion, bell pepper, garlic and taco seasoning for 5 minutes. To go with the black beans is a zesty avocado and tomato salsa that is prepared by simply combining chopped avocado, tomato, cilantro, and salt & pepper.

To assemble, simply top a fresh tortilla with the black bean mixture, a few tablespoons of the zesty + creamy avocado mixture and about a teaspoon of sour cream or yogurt (you can also use mayo or your favorite sauce). Surprisingly, these wraps store well in the fridge. The lime keeps the avocado from browning and if you don’t cut the wraps and cover each wrap with plastic wrap or place in a zip seal bag, the avocado should remain fresh and green.

Black Bean and Avocado Wrap

THE RECIPE:

Ingredients:

For the beans

  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • 1/2 cup onion chopped
  • 1/2 cup bell pepper chopped (optional)
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • 1 can black beans drained
  • 1 tablespoon taco seasoning or 1/2 tsp cumin, 1/2 tsp paprika, 1/2 tsp chili powder, 1/4 tsp garlic powder, 1/4 tsp black pepper, 1/4 tsp salt
For the avocado salsa
  • 1 avocado pitted and chopped
  • 1 small tomato chopped
  • 2 tablespoons cilantro minced
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 6 medium tortillas
  • 1/4 cup sour cream or mayo or skinny chipotle sauce


Instructions:

  1. Heat oil in a large pan over medium/high heat. Add the onion, bell peppers and garlic. Cook for 2-3 minutes or until onion is lightly golden. Add the beans and taco seasoning. Cook for another 2-3 minutes. Remove from heat and cool for a few minutes before assembling.
  2. In a medium bowl, combine the avocado, tomato, cilantro, lime juice and a pinch of salt and pepper.
  3. To assemble, Lay a tortilla on a flat surface. Spread with a teaspoon of sour cream or mayo. Top with a few tablespoons of the black bean mixture and a few tablespoons of the avocado mixture.

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