Looking for a delicious way to add more veggies to your diet? I pinky swear promise that you will not miss the meat in these plant based burritos! That's because the filling is so tasty and full of creamy textures. There's the seasoned rice, black bean filling, salad and the ingredient that brings it all together, the addictive vegan garlic sauce or toum. This is a pushy recipe Dear Reader!
I wanted to make some plant based burritos as I'd just seen a documentary called The Game Changers that advocates a plant based diet for elite athletes. It's a controversial documentary and even vegetarian Nina warned that it was full of inaccuracies.
I'm neither plant based nor an elite athlete (please, stop laughing) but I thought it was interesting and even though I still eat meat we do tend to eat a lot of vegetarian food as we love vegetables. The doco also got me craving black bean burritos something absolutely fierce.
Dear Reader, I know you may look at this recipe and it may seem like a bit of a production but I promise that it's mostly about the prep. Once you have the components done you can just assemble the burritos when you want to eat them during the following 3-4 days. Or if you have guests over they can just assemble at the table. They also improve with time as the burrito gets nice and soft once it is filled and wrapped up so it's great for the lunchbox.
Once I tried these burritos I was hooked and I've made these black bean burritos for three weeks straight and the recipe below is my favourite vegetable and filling combo (which is why the pics may look a bit different because corn was a new addition that I thought worked better than yellow capsicum).
On Sunday I cooked up a big batch of the rice and a batch of the black bean filling, garlic sauce and salad. I keep them separate heating up the rice before wrapping it up and it makes for a really quick lunch or dinner once the initial prep is done.
So tell me Dear Reader, have you watched The Game Changers? Have you increased the amount of vegetables you eat over the last year or two? Do you eat something different every night for dinner or do you eat the same thing over a few nights?