Thursday

Black Bean Wraps

Beans, beans the magical fruit, the more you eat, the more you...  Well, you know how it goes.

Despite all the silly poems out there about beans making you "musical," I went ahead and planted some in the garden this year (it helps that I found out adding a pinch of baking soda to the water when you soak them will alleviate some of your "musical" talent).  I have black beans and tongue-of-fire beans planted, and they are currently growing quite nicely.



Since I will have some fresh beans from the garden, I started searching for recipes to use them.  I found a site called Frugal Granola that had some really great recipes.  I found this recipe, that included not only black beans, but many other veggies and herbs that we have in our garden.

Black Bean Wraps

1 Cup cooked black beans
1 Cup diced fresh tomatoes
1 Cup fresh corn
1 cucumber, diced
1/4 Cup diced red onion
1/2 Cup diced bell peppers
1/4 Cup chopped herbs (fresh basil, cilantro, parsley, lemon basil, etc.)
2 Tablespoons lime juice
2 cloves garlic, minced
Sprinkle of red pepper flakes, salt & pepper to taste
4 thin slices of chicken or turkey breast
4 tortillas (if using homemade, make sure they are thin enough to roll up)

Stir together beans, tomatoes, corn, cucumber, onion, peppers, herbs, lime juice, garlic, and seasonings.  Lay one slice of meat on each tortilla.  Sprinkle veggie mixture on top, and roll up.  Slice in half and serve.
This recipe is one of my favorite kinds:  quick and easy!

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