Saturday, March 21, 2020

Vegetarian Southwestern Wrap

Making the best of what we have certainly epitomizes our cooking today. So when you open your pantry and on the shelf sits a can of  black beans and you're not sure what to make 
follow the link to 15 Easy Recipes to Make with a Can of Black Beans.
These recipes are all under 30 minutes to make including: chicken, beef, shrimp, sausage, vegetarian, and vegan ones. 

I just happened to have a can of Fiesta Black Beans (highly recommend this can as quite flavorful) and Steamfresh Corn. I had no trouble developing this recipe, Vegetarian Southwestern Wrap as I did have rest of ingredients.  
It's a wrap packed with nutrition containing black beans, spinach and peppers, adding in  chicken as an option. Flatouts are a great alternative to flour tortillas with half the calories and half net carbs.   

Hummus which comes in several flavors is an alternative to using a sour cream or cream cheese spread. 
Vegetarian Southwestern Wrap-can be served two ways and makes 5 rolled wraps as shown in the second photo. Ingredients can easily be doubled for more. 
Cooking Tip:  I found rolling each half kept the filling in better but all in your own preference.
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon each cumin and chili powder 
  • 1 large red pepper, diced or 1 cup roasted red pepper drained, patted dry and diced
  • Optional 1 diced jalapeno
  • 1 cup sweet onions, diced
  • 3 minced garlic cloves or 1/4 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1 cup frozen corn or Steam fresh canned corn
  • 1 cup black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 4 cups fresh spinach, stems removed and leaves torn 
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese. Monterey Jack cheese or Pepper Jack Cheese
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • Hummus or low fat sour cream mixed with blue cheese crumbles
  • Flatouts or flour tortillas
  • Optional 3 cups cooked cubed chicken pieces or shredded rotisserie chicken 
  • Saute peppers, onions, garlic in olive oil with spices .  Add in corn, beans mix well and simmer on low heat a few minutes. Cooked chicken can be added in at this time if using. Add in spinach leaves, saute 1 minutes then cover pan and remove pan from heat.
  • Spread hummus on flatout or flour tortilla. Add bean/corn mixture on half and roll other half over the mixture. Cut in half and reroll to a wrap.   

1 comment:

  1. I love being inspired by a single ingredient. Thanks for sharing at the What's for Dinner party!! Have a good week and stay well.


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