Black Bean Wraps

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These vegetarian Black Bean Wraps with a creamy cilantro-avocado topping and a quick chili-lime sauce are the perfect complement of flavors and textures. These easy-to-make wraps can be ready in about 30 minutes or less and make a great lunch or dinner!

If serving these wraps for dinner, I recommend a salad on the side like this Costco Kale Salad.

Black Bean Wraps cut in half

Black Bean Wraps

Talk about a flavor explosion! We are completely obsessed with these meatless wraps and luckily, with how often they’ve appeared on our dinner table lately, they’re so quick to make.

These wraps start with a seasoned black bean and veggie mix which is then topped with an avocado, cilantro, and tomato topping. Drizzle on a quick chili-lime sauce and these wraps are ready to be enjoyed. 

Below I’ll break down the three components of these wraps (the black beans, cilantro-avocado topping, and sauce) as well as ingredient tips.

Ingredients for Black Bean Wraps

Black Beans

The black bean mixture employs a sautéed red onion and sweet pepper, a quick seasoning blend, and (of course) black beans. The result is a fantastic black bean mixture that is honestly good enough to pass as a side dish on its own!

While this mixture isn’t overly time-consuming to make, you can make it even quicker by using leftover made-from-scratch black beans. The quick black bean mixture in this recipe is adapted from that recipe.

A few quick tips:

  • Save time. Quickly chop the pepper and onion in a food processor.
  • Toast the seasonings. We’re adding layers of flavor by heating up the seasonings before adding in the beans. This will give the wraps a more robust flavor.
  • Don’t forget the salt. Be sure to taste the black bean mixture before adding it to the wraps and add a pinch of two more of salt as needed.

Process shots of combining the bean mixture for Black Bean Wraps.

Cilantro-Avocado Topping

After the black beans have been prepared, give them a few minutes to cool off a bit and whip up this easy salad topping.

A few quick tips:

  • Fresh avocado. The avocado lends an amazing creamy texture to these Black Bean Wraps. Only use perfectly ripe avocados– they make a big difference. You can tell an avocado is ripe if it yields to firm gentle pressure (feels slightly soft, but not mushy).
  • Don’t forget the lime juice. The lime has dual purposes here — it adds a hit of acid and freshness to the wraps, but it also helps the avocado taste fresh and keeps it from browning as you assemble the wraps. If you use a lot of citrus in cooking, this citrus juicer is a game changer! It will transform your limes into juice in seconds!
  • If you hate cilantro, use fresh flat-leaf Italian parsley instead.

Creating the avocado tomato salsa and the dressing for Black Bean Wraps.

The Sauce

The quick chili-lime sauce is spread on the tortilla to help hold the black beans on. It’s then drizzled over everything to ensure plenty of flavor. If you have any extra sauce after the four wraps are made, you can even use it as a dipping sauce for anyone that wants even more sauce with their wraps. (Trust me, it’s addicting!)

A few quick tips:

  • We love Hellman’s/Best Foods® mayonnaise in the sauce (not sponsored). It has a robust flavor without being too sweet.
  • As for spiciness, I’d rate the sauce to be slightly spicy. If you’d like to make it milder, reduce or omit the Sriracha/hot sauce and be sure to use McCormick® seasonings. (We find them very mild.) Alternatively, amp up the heat by adding in 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper.

QUICK TIP

Don’t want to make the sauce? Use about 1 tablespoon of low-fat or lite sour cream instead and spread that on first, down the left-hand side of the tortilla!

Assembly shots of the Black Bean Wraps being stuffed and folded together.

Black Bean Variation Ideas

  • Warm Black Bean and Cheddar wraps. Leave off the sauce and avocado topping. Top tortillas with sour cream, black bean mixture, and freshly grated sharp Cheddar cheese. Roll up the wraps and warm them through by cooking in a skillet for about 2-4 minutes per side, or until crispy.
  • Add in some fresh or frozen corn. Stir about 1/2 up to 3/4 cup frozen or fresh corn into the black bean mixture.
  • More veggies. Bulk up these Black Bean Wraps with more veggies, if desired. You could add some baby spinach or romaine lettuce as well.

Black Bean Wraps ready to be eaten

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Black Bean Wraps

These vegetarian Black Bean Wraps with a creamy cilantro-avocado topping and a quick chili-lime sauce are the perfect complement of flavors and textures. These easy-to-make wraps can be ready in about 30 minutes or less and make a great lunch or dinner!
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Black Bean Wraps

These vegetarian Black Bean Wraps with a creamy cilantro-avocado topping and a quick chili-lime sauce are the perfect complement of flavors and textures. These easy-to-make wraps can be ready in about 30 minutes or less and make a great lunch or dinner!
Course Dinner, lunch, Main Course, Vegetarian
Cuisine American, Healthy, Vegan, Vegetarian
Keyword Black Bean Wraps
Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 4 wraps
Calories 353kcal
Cost $5.63

Ingredients

Black Beans

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/2 cup (65g) EACH: diced red onion, diced red pepper
  • 1 can (15.25 oz.; 432g) black beans, drained & rinsed
  • 2 teaspoons chili powder Note 1
  • 1 teaspoon EACH: paprika, garlic powder, ground cumin
  • Fine sea salt & pepper
  • 4 medium-sized tortillas

Avocado Topping

  • 1 large avocado, diced
  • 1/2 cup diced cherry tomatoes
  • 2 tablespoons EACH: cilantro and freshly squeezed lime juice

Optional Sauce (OR use light sour cream in place of this sauce!)

  • 1/3 cup (71g) regular mayo (we love Hellman's/Best Foods) See Note 2
  • 2 tablespoons (30g) freshly squeezed lime juice + 1/4 teaspoon lime zest
  • 1/2 teaspoon EACH: paprika, chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon Tabasco or Sriracha

Instructions

  • SAUCE: Combine all the sauce ingredients in a small bowl and season to taste with salt and pepper. (I add 1/4 teaspoon salt & 1/8 teaspoon pepper.) Mix until smooth and refrigerate until ready to use.
  • BLACK BEANS: In a medium-sized pot, sauté the onion and bell peppers in olive oil. Cook for 4-5 minutes or until veggies are mostly tender. Add in all the seasonings; add salt/pepper to taste. (I add 1/2 teaspoon salt & 1/4 teaspoon pepper.) Sauté for another minute. Add in the drained and rinsed black beans and cook for another 2-3 minutes. Remove from heat and give this mixture a few minutes to cool before adding to the tortillas.
  • AVOCADO TOPPING: In a medium-sized bowl, combine all of the avocado topping ingredients and season to taste with salt and pepper. (I add 1/4 teaspoon salt & 1/8 teaspoon pepper.) Gently stir and set aside.
  • ASSEMBLY: Lay out the 4 tortillas. Spread about 1 tablespoon of the sauce on the left side of each tortilla. Top each tortilla with equal amounts of black beans and the avocado topping. Drizzle some more sauce on top of each. Tightly roll up the wraps, cut in half, and enjoy immediately. Serve any leftover sauce on the side to spoon more over the wraps if desired.

Recipe Notes

Note 1: We use McCormick ground chili powder, which is quite mild.
Note 2: For Vegan, Use an egg-free mayonnaise.

Nutrition Facts

Serving: 1serving | Calories: 353kcal | Carbohydrates: 23g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 28g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 8mg | Sodium: 354mg | Potassium: 426mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 1403IU | Vitamin C: 49mg | Calcium: 48mg | Iron: 2mg

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  1. will be making this soon can i use vegan mayo instead as am a vegan i never had black bean wraps before perfect for my after office meals will dm you if i make this and let you know how it goes Thanks Ramya

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