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Easy Black Bean Wraps

  • Author: Kevin Smiley
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x



2 T. extra virgin olive oil

1 15-oz. can black beans, drained and rinsed

2 T. water

1 t. ground cumin

½ t. chili powder

1 t. smoked paprika

¼ t. cayenne pepper

¼ t. dried oregano

Sea salt and black pepper, to taste

Optional: ½ medium red bell pepper, finely diced

Guacamole Ingredients:

2 large ripe avocados, pitted

1 medium tomato, seeded and diced

3 T. fresh lime juice

2 T. fresh cilantro, minced

½ medium jalapeño, finely diced

Sea salt and black pepper, to taste

To Serve:

Mango Salsa

Iceberg, butter, or Romaine lettuce leaves for wrapping


Heat olive oil in a skillet over medium heat. Add beans, water, cumin, chili powder, smoked paprika, cayenne, and oregano. Season with salt and black pepper, to taste, and stir to combine.


Cook, stirring occasionally until the beans are warmed through and the spices become fragrant around 4-5 minutes.
Remove from heat and set aside.


While the beans are cooking, mash the avocado in a small glass or other non-reactive bowl. Add tomato, lime juice, fresh cilantro, and jalapeño. Season with salt and black pepper, to taste, and stir to combine. Set aside.


Transfer warm beans to a bowl and add diced bell pepper, if using. Sprinkle with additional spices, if desired. Serve immediately with large lettuce leaves for wrapping, along with fresh guacamole and this spicy mango salsa. Enjoy!