black bean pitas {or wraps} with avocado salsa

if you’ve ever wondered what my all-time fav dish is, this is it!! this vegetarian entree is bursting with flavor with chipotle peppers and cilantro. AND talk about healthy. we make a big batch of this and eat it for a couple days. Davis really likes it too, even though it is sans meat :) we usually use wraps instead of pitas, as you can see above.

this is easy gourmet at it’s best.

Black Been Pitas with Avocado Salsa
avocado salsa
2 avocados, pitted and diced
1 1/2 to 2 cupes roma tomatoes, diced
4 green onions, chopped
2 tablespoons lime juice
2 tablespoons fresh cilantro, chopped
1/4 teaspoon salt
Combine all ingredients in a medium bowl and set aside.
black bean pitas
1 tablespoon olive oil
1/2 cup chopped onion (sweet or red work well)
1 teaspoon minced garlic 
1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
1 16oz can black beans, rinsed and drained
1/4 salt (optional)
1/4 cup mayonnaise (no substitute or it will taste funny)
1/2 teaspoon minced chipotle peppers in adobo (can be found by the canned green chiles usually)
1 cup chopped lettuce
Pitas or Wraps
Heat oil in skillet over medium-high heat. Add onion, cook until clear. Stir in garlic and cumin. Add beans and salt. Heat thoroughly. Lightly mash the bean mixture, cover and set aside.
Combine the mayonnaise and chipotle in a small bowl. Taste and see how spicy/mild the mixture is and add more of mayo or peppers as needed. With small children, you can leave out the chipotle peppers all together.
To make the pitas, spread the mayonnaise over the pita/wrap, then add the bean mixture on top of the mayo, and top with salsa and lettuce.

**oh and for the record, i’m not vegetarian :)**

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Linda
Hi! I'm Linda, the craft addict behind Craftaholics Anonymous®, a craft blog. Crafting is cheaper than therapy, right? When not crafting, I can be found chasing my 2 small {but very energetic!} boys or playing with my new baby girl. Or shoe shopping... because you can never have too many shoes! Happy crafting! ♥
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  1. 1
    Emily {Frilly Details}

    Oh wow! That looks so good! I love avocados and black beans. I'll have to make these sometime. Thanks for sharing :)

  2. 2
    Kim@Simply Domestic

    I love anything with avacados and cilantro! Thanks for sharing!

  3. 3
    Kelli @ RTSM

    Yum! I love black beans…this would be a great trade out for our regular tacos and burritos!

  4. 4
    Amanda @ Serenity Now

    YUM! This looks great, Linda. :) I could keep it in the fridge to have on hand for healthy lunches. A great (and welcome) change from turkey sandwiches. ;) Thanks for sharing!!

  5. 5
    Shayna Mills

    Yum O, we love all of these ingredients, thank you for sharing it. Adding it to my Craft/Recipe Bucket List LOL

  6. 6
    enSTYLEpedia

    oh my gosh, yum! this looks soooo good!! I'll try it this weekend!

  7. 7
    Emily

    …okay, now I have to go eat lunch…too yummy! thanks for sharing!

  8. 8
    Nicole-Lynn

    My fiance will love this! Thank you.

  9. 9
    slommler

    Sounds so yummy! Will have to try this one out! Thanks
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    SueAnn

  10. 10
    Cap Creations

    Oh yum! It looks awesome!

  11. 11
    NICO Designs

    Now this looks GOOD!! It is going down on the grocery list, thanks.

  12. 12
    Katie

    Oh this looks so yummy! (And I am a vegetarian!)

  13. 14
    Kim

    yummmmmmmmmo.. printing!!! tfs!

  14. 15
    Perfect Moments

    That looks sooo good! I will have to try the recipe ASAP. Thanks!!!

  15. 16
    Sarah

    Looks divine!

  16. 17
    Michelle

    Yumm, and it wouldn't take much for me to vegan-ize this recipe! I love black beans and avocado!

  17. 18
    Ashley

    Ok, so this post has me salivating! I am starving now!

  18. 19
    The Fifes

    That looks amazingly yummy! Could go for that right now (even thought it's 9:30 in the morning!) :)

  19. 20
    Brandi

    MMM that looks delish! I am going to have to try it!

  20. 21
    Lanie Ree

    I just made this for dinner, and we love it! Thank you so much for the recipe :)

  21. 22
    Lyssa

    YUM! I want to make this. Thanks so much!

  22. 23
    Heidi

    I made these for dinner tonight and they were so yummy! The avocado salsa is to die for! Thanks for posting!

  23. 24
    Sugar Mama

    Thank you for sharing! I have been on a black bean and salsa kick lately. I just bought a big bag of avocadoes at Costco… so this recipe is perfect.

  24. 25
    Sarah

    That looks awesome! Can't wait to try it.

  25. 27
    nouveaustitch

    Trying again! Keep getting error 404….anyway, OMG, I made them for dinner tonight and they were FAN-freakin-TASTIC. I had never had the peppers before…delicious and they really made the wrap! I used low-carb wraps and had a very healthy meal…oh, and I AM a vegetarian!

    Thanks for the recipe!

    Ellen

  26. 28
    Anonymous

    we just finished eatiing this and it was soooooo yummy. right into my recipe box is where this is going! thanks

  27. 29
    Perfect Moments

    I already commented on this post but had to come back and do it again. ARE YOU KIDDING ME? This is the best recipe I have tried! These wraps are beyond yummy. THANK YOU!!!!!

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    www.purpledaisydesigns.com

    These are amazing. I tried them in wrap form and then in salad form (just left off the wrap). SO YUMMY. Love the salad form the best. I'll be making this often. The Avocado Salsa, the best. Thanks for sharing.

  29. 31
    Alysa

    This looks so yummy! We love black bean and sweet potato enchiladas in our house. This looks like something else our whole family will love!

  30. 32
    Wani

    YUM-O!!

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