Sunday, January 1, 2012

Creamy Avocado and White Bean Wrap

I found this recipe floating around on pinterest. I'm all about healthy eating if it tastes good. Well! I tried it, I loved it, I made a couple changes for practicality's sake, and I loved it even more!

Look at it! Doesn't it just look so healthy and so delicious!?!


Creamy Avocado and White Bean Wrap

Ingredients:

6 T cider vinegar
3 T canola oil
1 t salt
1 t pepper
4 cups shredded red cabbage
2 15-ounce cans white beans, rinsed
1-3 canned chipotle chiles in adobo sauce
1 lime
4 medium carrots, shredded
1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro
2 ripe avocados, sliced
1 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese
1/2 red onion, chopped
4-6 large wraps

A note about the ingredients:

I've made the red cabbage slaw directly from the recipe, but I've also used the slaw from this Red Cabbage Salad recipe. The wraps turned out equally delicious both ways, so I'm going to guess that you can use any vinegar-y slaw that you like. 

I love the flavor and spice of chipotle chiles, but feel free to skip them if you adamantly dislike spice. 

Same with the cilantro. I know, I know! Haters gonna hate.

If you look at Eating Well's recipe, you'll see how I changed some stuff around. I like to prep the ingredients of the wraps, store them in separate containers, and stick everything - except the avocado - in the fridge for when I need an easy lunch. That's why the avocado is separate in my version - because, no matter what, that avocado and bean mixture of theirs is going to be turning colors the next day. If you have everything all prepped, then you can slice up the avocado at the last minute and it'll still be green. 

I used spinach herb wraps for these, but any wraps - or even large tortillas - will work just fine.

How many wraps it's going to make depends on how much of the deliciousness you stuff into your wrap. I like my wraps falling-apart-because-they're-so-stuffed size, but it's up to you. :)


Make it:

Whisk vinegar, oil, salt, and pepper in a medium bowl. Add cabbage and toss to combine. You can even do this step a day or two in advance. The longer it sits - the better it gets!

Pulse beans, chipotle chiles, and juice of lime in a food processor until slightly mashed.

To assemble the wraps, spread about 1/2 cup of the bean mixture onto wrap. Add as much of the remaining ingredients as you like - carrots, cilantro, avocado, cheese, and red onion. Roll up, cut in half, enjoy!


Happy and Healthy Eating!


9 comments:

Ali Richardson said...

Beautiful food pics sis! As you may have guessed...while I love avo, the rest is not so "me." Ha ha! way to eat healthy and pretty stuff though :)

folkhaven said...

Wow, it looks so good! And healthy too!

Tanda said...

Stopping by from "strut your stuff."
This looks amazing! I put this recipe in my plan for next week! Thanks for sharing

Tanda
www.themaguirehouse.blogspot.com

Lisa said...

This sounds amazing! My kind of meal!

Karah @ thespacebetweenblog said...

I love avocado and white beans, am going to definitely have to try this!
A few blog friends and I are collectively presenting a new challenge idea and it would be so fun to have you join. If you have a second, check in at http://www.thespacebetweenblog.wordpress.com on Monday to learn more, and feel free to email me if you have any questions!
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abby said...

This looks delicious! Can't wait to try it!

Taunnie said...

I have been looking for some healthy (and yummy) new dishes, I am definately going to try this one. thanks for sharing!

Jenn @ Peas and Crayons said...

love the combo! avo and white bean are heavenly together in my book =) so excited to have found your blog!!! <3 off to explore!

Emily said...

This looks AMAZING! Would love for you to link up @ Find Your Craft Friday over on my blog... Have a great weekend!

Emily @ BabyBerry
http://weinzapfelbabyberry.blogspot.com/2012/01/find-your-craft-friday-6.html

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