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Spicy Nutty Burritos

Updated: Aug 26, 2023

Spicy Nutty Burritos - A Flavorful and Nutrient-Packed Delight (Raw Vegan Recipe)

spicy nutty burritos

Are you on the lookout for a quick, delicious, and healthful recipe that's not only satisfying but also falls within the realm of raw vegan cuisine? Look no further than these Spicy Nutty Burritos! Crafted to perfection, these burritos offer a unique twist on a classic favorite while adhering to the principles of a raw vegan lifestyle. Whether you're a seasoned raw food enthusiast or simply curious about trying something new, these burritos are guaranteed to become a cherished addition to your culinary repertoire.


Recipe: Spicy Nutty Burritos

Serving Size: 2 burritos Prep Time: 20 minutes


Ingredients:

For the Raw "Re-fried Beans":

  • 1 cup Brazil nuts, finely ground

  • 1/2 Tbsp agave nectar

  • 1/2 Tbsp miso paste

  • 1/2 Tbsp cumin

  • 1/4 Tbsp chili powder

  • 1/4 Tbsp chipotle powder

  • 1/2 tsp red pepper flakes

  • Sea salt, to taste

  • 1/2 cup purified water (adjust as needed)

For the Raw "Tortillas":

  • 4 to 6 large collard green leaves (or romaine lettuce, chard, or dinosaur kale)

Preparation:

Raw "Re-fried Beans":

  1. In a food processor, grind the Brazil nuts until they resemble a powdery texture.

  2. Add agave nectar, miso paste, cumin, chili powder, chipotle powder, red pepper flakes, and a pinch of sea salt to the ground nuts.

  3. Process the mixture until all the ingredients are well combined.

  4. Gradually add purified water to the mixture, processing as needed to achieve a creamy and bean-like consistency. Adjust the water quantity to reach the desired texture.

  5. Taste and adjust the seasoning if necessary. Set aside.

Raw "Tortillas":

  1. Carefully remove the stems from the collard green leaves to make them more pliable.

  2. Place spoonfuls of the prepared "re-fried beans" onto the center of each collard green leaf.

  3. Add any desired raw toppings, such as tomatoes, avocado, or sauces.

  4. Gently roll up the collard green leaf, tucking in the sides as you go, to form a burrito shape.

  5. Secure the burrito with a toothpick or by tucking the leaves underneath.

Serving Suggestions:
  • Serve the Spicy Nutty Burritos with a side salad of mixed greens and a light vinaigrette dressing.

  • Add a dollop of cashew sour cream or guacamole as a dipping sauce for extra flavor.

Storage:
  • These burritos are best enjoyed immediately after preparation to maintain their freshness and texture.

  • If you have leftover "re-fried beans," store them in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.

Nutrition Facts (per serving, based on 2 servings):
  • Calories: ~400

  • Total Fat: 34g

    • Saturated Fat: 5g

  • Carbohydrates: 15g

    • Fiber: 7g

    • Sugars: 4g

  • Protein: 10g

  • Sodium: Varies based on salt added

Note: Please note that nutritional values are approximate and can vary based on ingredients used. Consult a healthcare professional for specific dietary recommendations.


Health Benefits:
  • Brazil nuts are rich in selenium, which supports immune function and thyroid health[^1].

  • Collard greens are loaded with vitamins K, A, and C, benefiting bone health and immunity[^2].

  • Spices like cumin and chili powder may have anti-inflammatory properties[^3].

  • Avocado provides healthy monounsaturated fats and various nutrients[^4].

Suggested Reading:

For more information on the health benefits of nuts and seeds, check out this article by the Mayo Clinic[^5]. To explore the wonders of plant-based cuisine, "The Plant-Based Diet for Beginners" by Dr. Neal Barnard is a recommended read[^6].


Give these Spicy Nutty Burritos a try and revel in the exquisite fusion of taste and healthfulness that raw vegan cuisine has to offer!


Disclaimer: This blog post is for informational purposes only and should not be considered medical advice. Consult a healthcare professional before making dietary changes.


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