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Vegan Sweet Potato & Black Bean Burritos with Avocado-Cilantro Sauce

Vegan Burrito

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Vegan Burrito

I’ve got a sweet little burrito recipe for ya today. It’s not your usual burrito….considering it’s meat-free and dairy-free, but I assure you, it’s delicious. You might want more than one. Or you might just want to eat all the avocado sauce with a spoon….no? Just me? Anyways.

The steps are simple and these come together so quick, they also freeze great and I’ve eaten quite a few for quick lunches at work. I’m sure my co-workers were jealous 😉

Make these in your Banjara Maxi Dress from Drop Dead Clothing and your Fuun Koneko Beanie and it’s even more fun, I swear! Even Justin Bieber does it….uh-oh.

Koko Brill & Burrito

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We are just two peas in a pod, aren’t we!?

Koko Brill & Vegan Burrito

This month I’ve got some killer vegan burritos for you. These are anything but authentic, but does that really matter? They taste great. I’ve found that when you pack a tortilla with awesome veggies and spices, and slather it with avocado sauce, you just won’t miss anything that a regular burrito has. These are super filling just like a regular burrito because of the black beans and sweet potato, but also because of the sauce on top. This avocado sauce is full of super healthy fats that will fill you up. And hey…avocado just happens to be one of my favourite things.

If you are a fan of the heat, you can spice these up a few ways. One, you can leave the seeds from the jalapeno in for lots of extra heat. Two, you can throw in some of your favourite hot sauce. I’ve already done this for the avocado sauce, but if you want the burrito itself spicier, you can add some into the mix there, too.

This recipe is so simple, anyone can make it. There are two basic steps…chopping vegetables and throwing them in a pan. You can do it! These are also perfect for freezing and re-heating. If you want to do that, just follow the recipe all the way through and let the burritos cool after you remove them from the oven. Wrap them up well in plastic wrap and place them in the freezer. Heat them up for a couple minutes in the microwave and they make a perfect healthy, on-the-go meal for when you’re in a hurry, or for lunch at work or school. 

Vegan Burritos with Cilantro-Avocado Sauce

Burritos:

  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 cup white onion, diced (about ½ a large onion)
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 jalapeno, seeds removed, diced
  • 1 cup zucchini, diced
  • 1 cup black beans (roughly ½ a 540mL can), drained and rinsed
  • 3 Roma tomatoes, diced (get all the juices, too!)
  • 1/2kg (1lb) sweet potato (roughly 2-3 tiny ones or one giant one) cooked, diced
  • 1/2 cup spinach, packed
  • 2 tsp chili powder
  • 1/2 tsp ground coriander
  • 1/2 tsp ground cumin
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 1/2 tsp sugar
  • 4 tortillas

Cook sweet potatoes in microwave or roast in oven until tender.

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F/ 190 degrees C/ Gas Mark 5.

Koko's Kitchen | Drop Dead Clothing | Vegan Burritos with Avocado Cilantro Sauce

Koko's Kitchen | Drop Dead Clothing | Vegan Burritos with Avocado Cilantro Sauce

Koko's Kitchen | Drop Dead Clothing | Vegan Burritos with Avocado Cilantro Sauce

In a pan over medium-high heat, add olive oil. Add onions and sauté until translucent- a few minutes. Add garlic, and jalapeno and cook 1-2 minutes. Add black beans, sweet potato, and tomatoes and cook a couple minutes until zucchini softens. Add chili powder, coriander, cumin, salt, and sugar. Add spinach and stir until slightly wilted. Add a lid to the pan and let everything cook down for about 5 minutes. Remove lid, and remove from heat. Divide mixture among 4 tortillas and wrap tightly, tucking in the sides as you go. Place 4 burritos in a baking dish. Bake for 10-15 minutes until tortillas are slightly crisped. Prepare sauce as burritos are baking.

Koko's Kitchen | Drop Dead Clothing | Vegan Burritos with Avocado Cilantro Sauce

Sauce:

  • 2 avocados
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 cup cilantro
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt
  • 1 clove garlic
  • juice of one lime
  • 1/2 tsp cumin
  • 1/2 tsp apple cider vinegar
  • pinch pepper
  • your favourite hot sauce, to taste. I used Frank’s…I put that sh*t on everything. Sriracha would be another good choice.

Koko's Kitchen | Drop Dead Clothing | Vegan Burritos with Avocado Cilantro Sauce

In a food processor, combine all ingredients and blend until pretty smooth. Drown Top burritos in this saucy guacamole and enjoy.

Koko's Kitchen | Drop Dead Clothing | Vegan Burritos with Avocado Cilantro Sauce Koko's Kitchen | Drop Dead Clothing | Vegan Burritos with Avocado Cilantro Sauce

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  • evan

    These were fabulous Koko-so delicious and soooooo filling. Love all the ingredients and the avocado-cilantro sauce was super. Thanks for supper!

  • It is a lovely filled wrap: all vegan, just the way I like it too! 🙂 You look very cool in those clothes!

    Great pics & step-by-step pics too! MMMMMMMMM! I never put cooked sweet potato in a wrap: great idea!

  • Looks so delicious! I like all the ingredients 🙂 Have a great day Koko!

  • Pretty lady!!! You are so Beautiful. Your pics looks delicious. Hugs from Amsterdam!!

  • Definitely an unusual burrito! I would love one, maybe two, for the dinner.
    Are these partner T-Shirts? So sweet and you look fantastic.

  • Hellz yeah girl. I have the same dress! I like to wear it inside out sometimes so it’s just grey =)

  • KoKo, there is nothing about these burritos that I don’t love – seriously yummy elements going on here but let’s face it, it’s about the clothes and the gorgeous girl behind them – WOW!! You look smashing in this series. I usually just use my fingers for the avocado sauce but a spoon works too 😉 – I bet your co-workers are jealous! Have a great weekend ;0).

  • Thanks Mom!

    You gotta try it, Sophie!

    Thanks Katarina!

    Right back at ya, Katrin 😉

    Thanks Angie! They are from Drop Dead Clothing, and you get this particular design in the form of a maxi dress or a T-shirt. I love it!

    Thanks Emily! I’m so glad you bought this dress- I love it, too! I haven’t turned mine inside out, but I’ve worn it backwards so the design is on the front. Who needs rules. 😉

    Thanks Kelly! Love your comments. I hope your weekend is great, too!

  • Wow, I get water in my mouth just by looking at the pics! Amazing!! And I just have to say that you look so beautiful!!

  • Thank you very much Thess <3
    Try these out! 🙂