I’m thinking of pitching a competition show to the Food Network called What Can You Make From Leftover Ingredients In Your Refrigerator? I feel like it would catch on like gangbusters, don’t you? While this is generally a competition I have with myself in the privacy of my own home, I would love to see what others do with the extra food they have in their fridge or the tiny amounts leftover from a recipe. I for one am the queen of having 1/2 cup of this and a few tablespoons of that sitting in my refrigerator begging to be used.
Peering into my fridge at this very moment, I see a container with about 2 teaspoons of almond butter in it, maybe a teaspoon of mustard in a jar and a bit of leftover coconut milk from some Vegan Whipped Coconut Sweet Potatoes in my Wean Green glass containers. I would have lost this week’s challenge of my competition show if that’s all I had in my fridge, but my point is that I hate wasting food or throwing out even the smallest amount of food, so I always try to come up with recipes using whatever I have on hand.
Today’s recipe resulted from one of those days. With the cup of leftover beans, 1/2 a bell pepper, two tortillas and handful of cilantro I had lying around, I made these Mexican Bean Tortilla Wraps for school lunch. They’re extremely simple to make and easy to hold, making them super kid friendly.
The next time you’ve got a hodgepodge of leftovers on hand try tossing them together to play my game and let me know what you come up with — maybe I’ll feature your recipe here on Weelicious!
Mexican Bean Tortilla Wraps
- 1 cup cannellini beans, drained and rinsed
- 1/2 cup diced red bell pepper
- 1 tablespoon roughly chopped cilantro
- 1 teaspoons veganaise or mayonnaise
- 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
- 2 corn or flour tortillas
- In a bowl, combine the beans, bell peppers, cilantro, mayonnaise and salt. Mash with a fork until desired consistency is reached and the ingredients are thoroughly combined (I like to leave it chunky).
- Spread half of the mixture on each tortilla and roll them up like burritos.