Monday, July 9, 2012

Recipes from Avocado Lovers- Simple Bean Burrito with Avocado

I was recently asked by the folks at Avocados from Mexico to do a post helping to promote Mexican Avocados. They have just launched a new recipes section on their site geared toward foodies who love avocados. It is a community site where folks can upload their favorite avocado recipes (among other things).

Of course I said yes as I love avocado, they taste great are super nutritious and healthy, a superfood if you will.

As you know, I love to cook with my daughter. Something good always comes of our cooking expeditions and this was no exception. She did most of the chopping-  and I must say her knife skills are really amazing for a nine year old. I guess it was a good idea to buy her that nice set of knives she wanted for Christmas.

The burritos were great- very simple, what you would expect of a burrito really. The addition of the fresh avocado was a nice. We thought about guacamole but decided to keep it simple and let the avocado speak for itself.

If you are interested in ideas to use avocado why not head over to Avocados from Mexico and check out their Recipes from Avocado Lovers? There are some really interesting ideas, not all vegan, but many that could easily be veganized. And you can submit your own recipes too, just click the link below!

Submit a recipe to the Recipes From Avocado Lovers website from Avocados From Mexico

Simple Bean Burrito with Avocado

6-8  8" whole wheat tortilla shells
1 can vegetarian refried beans
4 jalapeño peppers, diced
1 small red onion, diced
1 cup vegan cheese shreds
1/2 cup cilantro, chopped
1 Mexican avocado, sliced and rubbed with some fresh lime juice
Hot sauce (optional)

Place the refried beans on the tortilla. Add a layer of onion, jalapeño, cilantro and vegan cheese. Be careful not to add too much or they will be hard to roll.  Roll into a burrito by folding the shell over itself in half, covering the beans. Then fold the ends in from the left and right sides and while holding the burrito roll or flip it over.

Once the burritos are rolled place them either in a panini press, in skillet or in a 375 degree oven seam side down until they are warmed through.

Top with avocado slices and hot sauce if desired.

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