Mediterranean Style Burritos

Recipe: Mediterranean Burritos

Summary: These Mediterranean style burritos are simple, fresh, healthy and delicious. They are completely dairy and gluten free and packed with nutritional value.

Ingredients

  • 2T extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 red bell pepper
  • 1 yellow bell pepper
  • 1 red onion
  • 1 zucchini
  • 1 can black beans
  • 1 can diced tomatoes
  • 1c cooked brown rice or quinoa
  • 2t ground cumin
  • 1T chili powder
  • 1/2t salt
  • ground black pepper to taste
  • gluten free tortillas (brown rice or sprouted grain tortillas work well)

Instructions

  1. Remove seeds from peppers and thinly slice all vegetables.
  2. Rinse and cook rice or quinoa. (Follow these guidelines to cook rice)
  3. Heat olive oil in a large skillet. Saute peppers and onions until soft, about 4 minutes. Then add zucchini, cumin, chili powder, salt and pepper, stir and cook for 2 more minutes. Add canned tomatoes (fire roasted tomatoes work nicely) and stir to incorporate. Reduce heat, cover, and continue cooking for an additional 5 minutes.
  4. Finally, remove from heat, add black beans to skillet and mix thoroughly.
  5. Heat individual tortilla shell to soften, add one scoop of the veggie and bean mixture to the bottom portion of the tortilla.
  6. Then top with one scoop of the cooked brown rice or quinoa and roll up into a burrito.

Quick notes

These burritos are healthy and delicious just as they are, but if you would like to mix things up you can add sliced avocado or a little tempeh bacon before rolling the tortilla.

Carbohydrates: 56g per serving
Fiber: 6g per serving

Preparation time: 15 minute(s)

Cooking time: 12 minute(s)

Diet tags: Low calorie, Reduced fat

Number of servings (yield): 4

Culinary tradition: Mexican

Calories: 318

Fat: 6

Protein: 12

My rating 5 stars:  ★★★★★ 1 review(s)

By Mediterranean Book
Published: August 10,2012

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Comments

  1. Pam LaGrone says:

    I would like to see the Carb count as my husband is Pre-Diabetic and we are told to count carbs.

  2. Pam LaGrone says:

    I apologize, I now see the carbs listed. Sorry.

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