Vegan Burrito

Oh these Mexican wraps, I am simply in love with them. Plus the fact that they can be customized as per your taste.  Burritos are healthy and loaded with tons of vitamins, good fat, carbohydrates, and fiber. You can easily modify them as a vegetarian or vegan burrito. Simply by adding ingredients of your choice. What else can one ask for?

However, a few years ago I thought that there is no vegetarian version of it. But a veggie mind always knows that it is possible to make everything meat-free. So I explored the internet and found awesome results. I let myself inspired by various recipes and made my first burrito which turned out very delicious. The star of the dish was obviously guacamole.

The addition of rice is optional, I know it is an essential part of a burrito, but it was not well appreciated by my family. You can go all wild and experiment with the ingredients in this recipe to suit your taste. But honestly the simpler you keep them, the better they will taste.

When it comes to picking tortillas, you can choose either between corn, whole wheat, and white flour tortillas. If you want to pick a healthy option, opt for either corn or whole wheat tortilla.

One corn tortilla (24gm) contains 52.3 kcal providing 10.7 gm carbohydrates out of which 1.5 gm is fiber (net carbs 9.2 gm); 1.4 gm protein and 0.7 gm fat. Comparatively, one whole wheat tortilla (28gm) contains 66.9 kcal, providing 11 gm carbs of which 1.2 gm is fiber (net carbs 9.8 gm); 2 gm protein and 1.8 gm fat.

If you are looking for a gluten-free, go for corn tortillas. Whole wheat tortillas are definitely a better bet than white flour tortillas since they contain more fiber, aiding in digestion and making you feel fuller for longer.

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Burrito
Healthy Vegan Tortillas
Cuisine Mexican
Servings
Ingredients
Cuisine Mexican
Servings
Ingredients
Healthy Vegan Tortillas
Instructions
  1. In a pan, heat oil and add chopped garlic and onion. Saute until golden brown. Add red kidney beans, vegetable broth. Mash the beans a little bit to a spreadable consistency. Reduce the flame to medium and let it cook for another 10-15 minutes. Add cumin powder (optional), coriander, and red paprika powder.
  2. To make guacamole. Mash avocado, add chopped tomatoes, onions(optional), coriander, lemon juice, salt and pepper to taste.
  3. To make salsa. Chop tomatoes, onions, coriander, lemon juice, salt and pepper to taste.
  4. Warm up tortillas on a pan from both the sides till you see few brown spots. Spread the kidney beans mixture on the wrap, then add veggies if your choice, I personally like cucumber wedges, lettuce. But you can add any type of veggies you like or opt it out completely. On top of it add guacamole, salsa and fold it and enjoy.
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