Friday, February 3, 2012

Black Bean Lettuce Wraps

making lunch

This is a little recipe of sorts that I made last night and I thought I'd share it since it was so very delicious.

You'll need:

Romaine lettuce leaves  - I used 4 medium-small
2-3 small tomatoes, sliced  - I used Campari tomatoes...SO delicious and sweet!
Half an avocado, cut into pieces
Half a lemon, for squeezing
About 2 cups of cooked black beans, seasoned with salt, pepper, 1/2 tsp. cumin
2/3 c. corn kernels (canned & drained or frozen)
2 Tbsp. Salsa

making lunch

  • First open a can of black beans or cook your own dry beans (which is what I did)
  • Add a pinch of salt and pepper
  • Add 1/2 tsp cumin, or more to taste
  • Simmer just a bit to blend the flavors, or if you use dry beans, simmer 2 hours or until tender
  • Add in corn kernels (canned or frozen) and just heat through

While the beans are doing their thing, you can put together the lettuce leaves.
  • Wash the leaves and dry with paper towel
  • Slice tomatoes - I placed about three slices per leaf
  • Cut up avocado and divide evenly between the leaves
  • Squeeze the half lemon over the prepared leaves

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Once the leaves are prepared, spoon your beans into a bowl and top with a couple of tablespoons of salsa.  Add the warm beans to the cold lettuce wraps as you eat.
This is really, really delicious and filling and most importantly, healthy.  Yum!

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