Heart Healthy Mexican Recipes: Vegetarian Burrito

Heart Healthy Mexican Recipes: Vegetarian Burrito

Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Course: Entrees
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: avocado, burrito recipe, healthy entrée recipe, Vegetarian

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoon canola oil
  • 1 medium onion chopped
  • 2 tbsp garlic chopped
  • 8 whole wheat tortillas
  • 1 15 oz can low salt black beans
  • 1 15 oz  can low salt kidney beans
  • 1 cup corn, frozen or fresh, steamed
  • 2 tomatoes, seeded and chopped
  • 1 tbsp lime juice
  • 1 tbsp cilantro

 *Optional

  • 4 cups brown rice, cooked
  • 2 cups reduced fat and grated cheese
  • 1 avocado, sliced

Instructions

  • In a large bowl, combine the beans, corn, tomatoes, lime juice and cilantro. Drizzle oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add the red onion, and garlic and sauté for 1-2 minutes. When garlic becomes fragrant, add the bean mixture and reduce to low heat.
  • Warm tortillas in the microwave for 20 seconds or over the sauté pan. Remove from heat and spread each tortilla with ½ cup rice down the center, followed by the bean mixture. Sprinkle with 1/4 cup shredded cheese and few slices of avocado.
  • First, fold the bottom of the tortilla over the filling and the tortilla directly on the opposite end. Wrap the left side of the tortilla over the filling and seal with a bamboo toothpick. You now have a swaddled burrito! Serve with carrot sticks and lemon lime seltzer.


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