Cinco De Mayo…another reason for food lovers to eat a little too much and possibly, drink too much! In order to lighten up the celebration just a bit, I am sharing a recipe from one of my favorite websites that features great healthy recipes….SkinnyMs.com. Her recipe “Black Bean and Spinach Burrito Wrap was just what I was looking for to put a little bit of “healthy” into a normally calorie-heavy holiday!
My version is slightly different in that I omitted the lettuce (it didn’t seem necessary with the spinach) and I substituted my recipe for Creamy Lime Sauce instead of using plain Greek yogurt. I also used regular cheddar cheese because I’m not a big fan of how lower fat cheeses melt. Her recipe for Skinny Mexican Rice is amazing and I have included the link for you…Add some sirracha for some much needed heat!
- 9 cups baby spinach, chopped
- 15 oz can of black beans, rinsed and drained
- 2 tbsp olive oil
- 2 1/4 cup cooked brown rice or Mexican Rice (For Recipe: http://skinnyms.com/skinny-mexican-rice/)
- 3/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese
- 3/4 cup salsa or Pico de Gallo
- 1/2 cup of Creamy Lime Sauce (For Recipe: https://reciperealities.net/2014/04/18/shrimp-tacos-topped-with-tropical-guacamole-salad-and-a-creamy-lime-sauce/)
- Kosher salt, to taste
- 9 (8″ whole grain) tortilla wraps
To warm tortillas, preheat oven to 300 degrees. Stack tortillas, wrap in foil, and warm in oven for 15 minutes.
In a large skillet, heat olive oil. Add black beans and spinach. (I add the spinach gradually so it wilts and you can fit more into the pan.) Heat until spinach is wilted and black beans are warmed through, approximately 3-5 minutes.
Evenly distribute spinach and bean mixture in the middle of the wraps (leaving about 2″ on one end for folding), add 1/4 cup rice to each wrap, then cheese, salsa, and a tablespoon of Creamy Lime Sauce.
Fold wraps over and under on the ends.
I ended up doing a large casserole dish of 6 wraps and a smaller one of 3 since I was also cooking for my client. I also popped these babies in a 300 degree oven just so the cheese would get melted nicely. This turned out to be a difference maker!
Bottom Line: Not only did Jeff and I eat this up, but my client’s family did as well and are already requesting it again soon! It is even great the next day and is a perfect suggestion for a Meatless Main Dish! Keep On Cooking!
For her original recipe, check out this link: http://skinnyms.com/spinach-bean-burrito-wrap/