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Vegan Burrito

Vegan Burrito | Tex-Mex Cuisine | Vegetarian

A burrito is a delicious, portable answer to on-the-go meals. They are the fusion food in Mexican and Tex-Mex cuisine consisting of a flour tortilla wrapped around various ingredients. The vegan burrito is stuffed with brown rice, black beans, corn, vegan sour cream, and guacamole. They have so much flavor and texture going on, it’s just like happiness in your mouth (and tummy).
This basic recipe includes plenty of Mexican spices, is a great way to use up leftover rice, and can be customized to whatever you have on hand. It is self-contained in terms of flavour with a bit of tang, spice and cheesiness, and is quite filling too… making them the perfect comfort food!

Prep Time : 20 mins
Servings : 7

INGREDIENTS 

For the black beans and corn:

  • 1 ½ cup black beans
  • 1 ½ cup sweet corn
  • 1 teaspoon paprika powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika powder
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 2 teaspoons fresh lime juice
  • 2 green onions, cut into rings
  • 1/2 cup freshly chopped cilantro
  • salt, to taste
  • black pepper, to taste

     

For the filling:

  • 1 cup guacamole
  • 1 cup salsa
  • 3/4 cup vegan sour cream
  • 3 cups shredded lettuce
  • 3 cups cooked brown rice (seasoned with salt and 1 teaspoon of cumin)
  • 6 large flour tortillas

     

 

INSTRUCTIONS 

  1. Drain and rinse the black beans and the corn. In a medium bowl, combine them with the paprika powder, cumin, smoked paprika powder, lime juice, salt, and pepper. Add the chopped green onions and the fresh cilantro and stir well.
  2. Lay a tortilla down flat on a plate. Add some rice in the center of the tortilla. Then add some of the bean corn salad on top. Next comes some salsa, lettuce, vegan sour cream, and avocado. If you want you could also sprinkle some red pepper flakes on top.
  3. Fold in the sides and then roll the burrito up and wrap it in foil. Heat and then cut it into half with a sharp knife to serve. Enjoy!

     

Make them for a simple weeknight dinner, a true one-dish meal or even to travel the world through flavours.