It’s official. Wraps are a new addition to one of the many mini meals I enjoy making.
They’re more filling than a soup
At the moment, I use tortilla wraps as the casing for the homemade filling. Black beans have a potato-ish consistency that works well in stews, patties, and veggie burgers, especially when steamed and ground with a fork.
No offence to the fork and knife, but sometimes I enjoy food that requires a grateful pair of clean hands or a chopsticks. And sooo...in this case, it’s a wrap!
As a wrap filler, left as a whole bean, they make pleasant flavour-filled accents in each scrumptious bite. Here’s how you can make your own black bean wrap in 5 steps!
Tortilla wraps (1 per person)
1 can of black beans
1/2 jar or artichoke hearts
5 diced baby corns (or 1/2 can corn)
3 finger pinch of salt
1/5 red pepper (finely diced)
2 tbsp of olive oil (or butter)
Parmesan cheese (to preference)
7 tiny capers or 3 chopped green olives
1 onion (diced)
- Heat tortilla wraps on a hot greased tawa or in a skillet of 1 tbsp oil. Lightly let golden bronze on both sides. Watch closely; this happens quickly.
2. Open can of black beans, and empty contents into a glass bowl. Add fresh herbs and some of the spices; stir for 5 seconds. Cover, and let it sit.
3. In same skillet or wok, add 1 tbsp of olive oil. When it starts to simmer, add diced onion, some fresh herbs, and a sprinkle of curry. Smell that aroma? Yum! Add the beans (with mixed herbs & brine), and stir in with lightly bronzing onions on medium heat.
4. Add a dash of black and white pepper, and sauté for 3-5 minutes, stirring lightly. Add a tbsp of water or homemade salsa to ensure a lovely consistency.
5. Let cool. Place in center of each wrap, add Parmesan, roll if you like, or scoop up and enjoy!
Black bean wraps make a light brunch; not too light so you’ve eaten but feel hungry still, and not too heavy that you feel paunched.
Anyone have a preference for fish dishes? No worries.
You can make a fish filling for your wrap in just a few minutes more. I made a filling with fresh boat-caught barracuda, fresh herbs, and relish. Yummm.
Feel free to give this recipe a try, and share how your cooking journey is coming along. Have fun on the way.
Every day is a gift, so let’s cherish the moments we’re given.