Healthy Vegetarian Black Eyed Pea Burrito

Vegetarian black eyed pea burrito

Its difficult to find a tastier snack, with so little calories, than the Black Eyed Pea Burrito. Black Beans are used in the traditional recipe but you can switch it up whatever way you want. One of Mexico’s favourite treats has found its way, in its various forms, all over the globe and into the hearts and stomachs of willing foodies. Packed with protein filled goodness and detox promoting food, the Black Eyed Pea Burrito can find a home as supper, snack or lunch. This is my take on the delicious Burrito.


Black Eyed Pea Burrito
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Serves: 4
  • 240g black eyed peas or 1 can/tin
  • 1tbs olive oil
  • 1 small yellow onion
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1 small red chili (deseeded for less spice)
  • 100ml veg stock or water
  • juice of 1 lime
  • handful fresh coriander chopped
  • pinch of salt and pepper
  • ½ medium red onion chopped
  • 1 cucumber chopped
  • 1 small red bell pepper chopped
  • 1 large tomato chopped
  • 4 flat breads or whole wheat tortillas
  1. Gently fry yellow onions and garlic in olive oil on a low heat for 5mins
  2. Throughly wash the black eyed peas in a colander.
  3. Add the peas to the onions and garlic and cook for 2mins.
  4. Pour in the stock or water.
  5. Bring to a simmer.
  6. With a potato masher break down the beans until they are smooth.
  7. Add lime juice, coriander, salt and pepper.
  8. Gently stir mixture.
  9. On a dry pan, toast the bread or tortillas.
  10. Spread bean mixture onto the bread.
  11. Asemble the red onion, cucumber, red pepper and tomatoes over the beans.



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