The heat and humidity have officially settled in here, and I’ll pretty much do anything to avoid standing over a hot stove. Which means that I’m continually on the hunt for no cook summer recipes.
One thing I always love eating in summer is a delicious sandwich. They’re so easy to throw together, and you can really get creative with ingredients. After making my Chinese Chopped Salad last week, I had some leftover ingredients that I decided to turn into a sandwich.
The result is this Mexican Black Bean Wrap with Avocado and Tri-Color Slaw.
This Mexican Black Bean Wrap is filled with delicious mashed beans and avocado (no cheese necessary). I used those leftover ingredients to create a super tasty tri-color slaw. The crunchy slaw pairs perfectly with the creamy beans and avocado, and a tortilla holds everything together.
Try this recipe during your next heat wave or sooner!
- 1/4 small cabbage, thinly sliced
- 1 carrot, shredded
- 1/2 red pepper, thinly sliced
- 1/8 cup chopped cilantro
- 1 lime
- 1 tsp. olive oil
- 1/2 tsp. cumin
- 1/2 tsp. salt
- 1 (15.5 ounce) can black beans
- 1 tsp. cumin
- 1 tsp. chili powder
- 1/2 tsp. salt
- 1 avocado
- 4 large tortillas
- Combine cabbage, carrots, red pepper, and cilantro in a medium bowl. Toss lightly.
- Cut lime in half. Slice one-half into four wedges. Set aside.
- Juice the other lime half. Add the juice to the vegetables, along with the olive oil, cumin, and salt.
- Mix slaw well. Set aside.
- Drain black beans lightly but do not rinse. Place them in a medium bowl.
- Add cumin, chili powder, and salt to the black beans. Using a potato masher, mash the beans and spices together until the beans are about 3/4 smashed.
- Stir beans well. Taste and add additional salt, if necessary. Set aside.
- Cut avocado in half and remove pit.
- Use a spoon to remove avocado from peel and then slice about 1/4-inch thick.
- Place one tortilla on a flat surface. Spread center of tortilla with 1/4 of the black beans.
- Top beans with 1/4 of the sliced avocado.
- Spoon 1/4 of the slaw over the avocado.
- Fold up tortilla like a burrito.
- Repeat with remaining ingredients to make four wraps.
- Serve wraps with lime wedges. Enjoy!
If your tortillas are stiff, microwave them for 15 seconds before assembling your wraps.
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