Did you know that the word burrito means donkey in Spanish? It’s irrelevant, but nonetheless amusing. Burritos are a tasty mexican dish, consisting of a wheat flour tortilla wrapped in a cylindrical shaped and enclosed at one end. The rest is up for filling. The traditional burrito has black refried beans, salsa, meat, guacamole, cheese, rice, sour cream…A bit too much for our stomach. For all you burrito lovers out there, we have come up with a recipe that takes shorter to cook and is a lot healthier to the gut, without having to opt for some other tasteless dish.
Guacamole is what makes burritos so great. You would think it is bad for you, but let’s take a look at the ingredients:
do not contain any cholesterol or sodium, are low in saturated fat and packed with oils and nutrients
are rich in sulfur-containing compounds that are responsible for their pungent odors and for many of their health-promoting effects, such as cardiovascular benefits and bones strengthener
is related to onions, it is rich in antioxidants and some refer to it as nature’s antibiotic.
are a super-food, packed with nutrients and vitamin C. Tomato intake is known to lower the risk of heart diseases, diabetes and cancer. Also, eating tomatoes is associated with healthy skin and hair, increased energy and weight loss.
are popular with weight loss journeys. Lime consumption will help prevent urinary infections, constipation and, surprisingly enough, gum problems. They give you an energy boost, are packed in vitamin C, are great for hair and skin.
So, what’s so bad about guacamole after all? Nothing!
For our recipe, try this. Usually, for guacamole you ought to mix all these ingredients to form a smooth paste. Instead, for our recipe, you can leave them as they are. Largely chopped and ready to go.
You will need:
- 2 large ripe avocados, sliced
- 1 large ripe tomato seeded and diced
- 1 red onion( chopped)
- 1 lime, juice only
- 1 red bell pepper seeded and sliced Julien
- ¼ tsp chilli flakes
- salt, pepper
- 4 large eggs
- 1 tsp olive oil
- cooking spray
- buckwheat tortilla
-Heat the olive oil in a large nonstick skillet over a medium-high heat. Throw in the onions and pepper and let cook for 8 minutes or until onions are softened and the pepper is tender. Add chilli flakes and cooked until warmed through, which is about 3 minutes or so. Season with salt and freshly ground pepper and transfer to a large plate.
– Whisk the eggs and season with salt. Spray the pan with non adherent cooking spray, and heat it over a medium heat. Reduce the heat to low and then add eggs, scrambling continuously until cooked through.
– Over the stove heat the tortilla wraps until softened a bit, so it’s easier to roll and fold.
– Lay down a tortilla wrap, and spread the onion-pepper mix, add scrambled eggs, throw in the avocado and tomatoes, season to taste and wrap. Fold the end by tucking it in.
There you have it! The healthiest burrito imaginable!