When I come home from a long day, I want to make a quick snack, I want to eat something substantial and not too heavy. One simple, easy, and fast meal to make is a simple bean burrito and pair it with a yummy salsa (store bought is much faster of course).
I generally put an odd group of food items in my burrito, usually whatever I have in the fridge that would taste good in a burrito. I generally have a bit of quinoa, which I like to put into the burrito instead of rice. It’s a superfood and much healthier for you. The word “quinoa” is pronounced “KEEN-wah.” It comes from the Spanish word, quinua. Quinoa is high in fiber and high-quality protein. It contains more protein than other grains. This superfood is classified as a whole grain and is naturally gluten-free! (Yay for those who can’t eat gluten!)
Really all the ingredients are what you have in your fridge! If you happen to have the ingredients I listed below, then you are all set!
Simple Quinoa Bean Burrito and Salsa:
Serving: 1 & up Servings
Total Time: 5-10 minutes
Whole Wheat Tortillas
1 tbsp Quinoa (cooked)
1 tbsp Refried Beans (Black beans)
1 tbsp Corn (can or frozen, cooked)
1 tbsp Lima Beans
2 tbsp Olives (sliced)
2 tbsp Guacamole
2/3 Red Bell Pepper (sliced, if on hand)
4-5 Spinach Leaves
3 tbsp Cheese (shredded)
For those of you who enjoy chicken — a fast, easy way to add chicken is to buy a prepared, roasted chicken from the deli at your local supermarket.
On a microwave-safe plate, lay out a tortilla and start to spread the beans, quinoa, corn, cheese, and if you are adding meat, chicken. Microwave for 40 seconds.
Then add everything else to the mix, and whatever else you wish to place into the burrito.
Top it off with Salsa or if you wish, a couple of spoons inside the burrito. Enjoy!
Quick n easy hunger fix!
I chose to have a cold beverage with my burrito, Ginger beer (non-alcoholic) You can find it at most supermarkets. Very delicious!