Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Cooking Light

Being the foodie I am, I'm always looking for new recipes to try and every once in awhile I come across one that is definitely a keeper! And the wonderful thing about this one is it's super easy & fast as well as very figure friendly! Always a plus in my book!! Just thought I would share it and hopefully it's one you will also enjoy!

Black Bean Burritos with Avocado


1/2 cup diced peeled avocado
1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
1 teaspoon olive oil
2 garlic cloves, minced
1/4 cup water
2 teaspoons ground cumin
2 (15-ounce) cans black beans, drained
4 (10-inch) flour tortillas
6 tablespoons fat-free sour cream
6 tablespoons bottled salsa


Combine avocado and lime juice, tossing to coat.

Heat oil in a medium saucepan over medium-high heat. Add garlic; sauté 1 minute. Stir in water, cumin, and beans. Reduce heat to medium; simmer 3 minutes or until thoroughly heated, stirring occasionally. Warm tortillas according to package directions. Spoon 1/4 cup bean mixture into each tortilla. Top with 1 1/2 tablespoons sour cream, 1 1/2 tablespoons salsa, and 2 tablespoons avocado; roll up.


4 servings (serving size: 1 burrito)

Nutritional Information

CALORIES 424(23% from fat); FAT 10.7g (sat 2.1g,mono 5.3g,poly 2.2g); IRON 5.6mg; CHOLESTEROL 2mg; CALCIUM 178mg; CARBOHYDRATE 65g; SODIUM 931mg; PROTEIN 15.7g; FIBER 11g

Even if you don't like black beans TRY it anyway! With the cumin & olive oil the beans become more like refried beans...before this recipe I was not a big fan of black beans but now I think they are delicious! Also black beans are much better for you than refried. If you just can't do black beans then use pintos or any other kind of whole bean. ENJOY!!!

Tonight I'm trying out another new recipe...Chipotle Chicken Taco Salad- if it turns out to be a winner, I'll be sure and post the recipe so check back often.

Much Love!

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