Black Bean and Avocado Burritos with Jicama-Cucumber Slaw

May 2010
Black Bean and Avocado Burritos with Jicama-Cucumber Slaw

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Makes: 4 servings

Prep: 15 mins

Cook: 10 mins

Ingredients
  • 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 15 ounce cans  black beans, rinsed
  • 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • Salt and pepper
  • 4 burrito-size flour tortillas
  • 1 avocado, peeled and diced
  • 1 cup shredded monterey jack cheese
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1 english cucumber, cut into matchsticks
  • 1/2 jicama (about 1/2 pound)--peeled, thinly sliced, then cut into matchsticks
Directions
  1. In a large pot, heat 1 tablespoon olive oil over medium heat. Add the beans and garlic and season with salt and pepper. Cook, mashing, until warmed, about 5 minutes.
  2. Wrap the tortillas in a paper towel and heat in the microwave for 1 minute. Lay flat on a work surface and divide the beans, avocado and cheese among them; roll up like burritos. Wrap in paper towels and microwave until the cheese is melted, 1 to 2 minutes.
  3. In a large bowl, whisk together the lemon juice and remaining 2 tablespoons olive oil; add the cucumber and jicama and toss. Season with salt and pepper. Serve with the burritos.
Tip PAIR WITH:
  • Brooklyn Lager (NY)
Tip
  • Swap in shredded carrots or mango slivers for the jicama.
Tip
  • Use a vegetable peeler to thinly slice the cucumber lengthwise, then halve each slice crosswise before cutting into matchsticks.
Tip
  • Stir thinly sliced scallions or chopped cilantro into the garlic black beans, or add finely chopped jalapeno to the slaw.
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