Craving a burrito, but would rather not eat one because of the calorie-loaded ingredients? Try this vegetarian, kale and black bean burrito, alternative instead for a fresh spin on your standard burrito:
- 2 medium leaves of kale, washed and dried, stems removed and roughly chopped into bite-sized pieces
- 1 tablespoon cilantro, roughly chopped
- 2 teaspoons seeded and finely chopped fresh jalapeño (optional)
- Big squeeze of fresh lime juice
- Splash of olive oil
- Pinch of ground cumin
- Dash of chili powder
- Dash of sea salt
- ½ cup cooked or canned black beans, rinsed and drained
- 1 clove garlic, minced or pressed
- 1 small (8 inch) whole wheat tortilla
- ½ small avocado, pitted and sliced into strips lengthwise
- 1 tablespoon chopped red onion
- 1 to 2 tablespoons crumbled feta cheese
- Sour cream or plain Greek yogurt to serve on the side (optional, not shown)
- In a bowl, combine the kale, cilantro, jalapeño, lime juice, olive oil, cumin, chili powder and sea salt. Mix well and set the bowl aside to marinate.
- Warm the beans and minced garlic with a couple of tablespoons of water. You can do this in your smallest sauce pan on the stove over medium-low heat (sauté the garlic in a drizzle of olive oil before adding the beans) or in a bowl in the microwave. Add little splashes of water as necessary. Use a fork to mash up the beans a little and add salt to taste, if necessary.
- Warm the tortilla in a skillet or in the microwave for a few seconds. Top the tortilla with the black bean mixture, sliced avocado and marinated kale (you may end up with more kale than will fit in your burrito, which you can serve on the side as a salad). Top with red onion and feta.
- Roll up the burrito by first folding the tortilla over from the bottom to partially cover the beans and greens, then fold in the 2 sides; finish rolling and put the burrito seam side down on a plate. Slice in half, if desired, and serve with sour cream or plain Greek yogurt on the side if you’d like.
Taking EnduraQ and swapping out the standard burrito ingredients for these fresh ingredients will allow you to digest your food easier and faster. Additionally, this healthy alternative is far less fattening than normal burritos. For more recipes and health tips, check out our other blogs.
Source: Cookie and Katie