On a cleanse or clean eating program I find it really difficult to create meals that satiate. After a weekend of hiking and golfing (pull carts only), by the time dinner rolled around on the Sunday ~ we were both famished.
Most of my recipes come from staring into the pantry and wondering what spices can conjure plain food into a good meal. This day, I had all the makings of Mexican spice, a can of organic black beans, some soy cheese and a few veggies. Behold: Burritos.
I picked up some rice tortillas at the store however, they broke apart trying to roll these bad boys up, ended up morphing into a salad.
1 can black beans rinsed
1 can cooked quinoa
1 avocado sliced
3 cups lettuce
1 large yellow onion
4 cloves garlic
1 sliced tomato
1 bunch cilantro
1/4 cup green onions
1 tbsp olive oil
1/2 cup grated vegan/conventional cheese
Fresh pico de gallo
Mexican spice: ** I love to mix a batch of this together when I have time to have it handy for quick use rather than pulling out all the spice jars. **
Mix together 1.5 tbsp each: chili powder, garlic powder, onion powder, red pepper flakes, oregano, paprika, cumin, salt and pepper. Store in air tight glass jar.
Heat beans in small pot on stovetop until warm. Set aside on lowest warming setting.
Place 1/2 oil in pan & heat at medium add cooked quinoa and sauté with a pinch of salt for 1-3 minutes. Add diced cilantro and sauté 2-3 minutes more. Set to warm.
Place other 1/2 of oil in pan and add garlic and onions. Sauté until onions begin to clarify. Add 1 tbsp *mexican spice* and saute for a further 2-3 minutes.
Ensure remainder of ingredients are sliced and diced the way you like.
Salad: Plate lettuce, layer with quinoa, onion mix, beans, veggies & cheese. Top with pico de gallo & cracked pepper.
Burrito: Layer fillings on rice tortilla (heat for approx 2 minutes in frying pan to create softer shell), place items near one corner of the burrito. Begin to roll, then tuck in each end of the burrito and lock into place by finishing off the roll.
GREAT instructions (visual) here: ROLL THE PERFECT BURRITO
Serves 2-4 depending on how starved you are!!