Postpone Meatless Monday to Taco Tuesday this week with these vegetarian black bean burritos. It’s a super easy and super quick recipe that will please veggie-heads and meat-eaters alike.

The heart of this meal is a simple black bean base and creamy avocado-lime sauce. There are only 8 necessary ingredients, making this recipe perfect for your college student budget. I absolutely recommend adding in some extra classic ingredients like hummus, corn, lettuce, tomatoes, sour cream, cheese—go wild.

Vegetarian Black Bean Burritos

  • Prep Time:10 minutes
  • Cook Time:10 minutes
  • Total Time:20 minutes
  • Servings:5
  • Easy


  • 2 cans black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 5 tortillas
  • 1/2 ripe avocado
  • juice from 1 lime
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon agave
  • 1 pinch salt
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  • Step 1

    Add the beans, salsa, and cumin into a large sauce pan and heat on medium for about 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.

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  • Step 2

    To make the sauce, add avocado, lime juice, olive oil, agave and salt to a blender and mix until smooth.

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  • Step 3

    Build the burrito as you please with any additives you choose. I added hummus, baby spinach and corn for the win.

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  • Step 4

    Wrap up that black bean goodness as though you were gently swaddling a precious baby child. First, fold one side towards the middle.

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  • Step 5

    Wrap the bottom flap upwards.

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  • Step 6

    Fold in the other side for tortilla-wrapped perfection and let the fiesta begin.

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