Flavorful and Nutritious Vegan Burritos Recipe

Hello and welcome to my vegan burrito recipe article! I am so excited to share this delicious, healthy and gluten-free recipe with you. As a nutritionist and food blogger, I believe that eating a balanced diet is crucial for our overall well-being, and that’s why I love creating recipes that are not only delicious but also nutritious.

Burritos are a great meal option because they are easy to make and can be enjoyed at any time of the day- breakfast, lunch or dinner. However, most burritos contain meat, dairy or gluten which can be problematic for those following a plant-based or gluten-free diet. That’s where my vegan burrito recipe comes in- it’s a perfect solution for anyone looking to enjoy a flavorful burrito that is both vegan and gluten-free.

This recipe is packed with protein from the black beans and pinto beans, vitamins from the cabbage, avocado and cilantro, and flavor from the cayenne, cumin and dried oregano. If you’re worried about sacrificing taste when going vegan or gluten-free, let me assure you that you won’t miss out on anything with this recipe.

So grab your tortillas and let’s get started on creating the ultimate vegan burrito filled with all of your favorite ingredients. Trust me, your taste buds will thank you!

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

Vegan Burritos - Gluten Free
Vegan Burritos – Gluten Free

Are you looking for a delicious and healthy meal that won’t disappoint your taste buds? Look no further! This gluten-free vegan burrito recipe is the ultimate answer to your culinary prayers.

Why will you love this recipe, you ask? For starters, it’s a perfect combination of flavors and textures. The crispy tortillas are filled with a spicy bean mixture made of black beans, pinto beans, and seasoned with cumin, cayenne, dried oregano, and garlic. The filling is then topped with crunchy cabbage and creamy avocado slices sprinkled with fresh cilantro. And don’t forget to add a squeeze of lime for that zesty kick!

But that’s not all. This recipe is also gluten-free and dairy-free so it suits everyone’s dietary needs. The ingredients are plant-based, incorporating nutrient-dense whole foods like beans and brown rice that provide fiber, protein, vitamins, and minerals. Plus, the avocado slices add healthy fats that are good for your heart.

Additionally, this recipe is quick and easy to make, taking only 30 minutes from start to finish. You can customize the filling to your liking or availability of ingredients. You can even assemble the burritos in advance and freeze them for a later time when you’re in a hurry or have no time to cook.

This vegan burrito recipe is perfect for any occasion – be it a family dinner or a party with friends. It’s a healthier alternative to traditional meat-based burritos while remaining just as satisfyingly delicious. So why not give it a try? You’ll love it!

Ingredient List

 Tasty vegan burritos are the perfect gluten-free dish! 🌯
Tasty vegan burritos are the perfect gluten-free dish! 🌯

Before we start preparing these delicious gluten-free vegan burritos, let’s make sure we have all the necessary ingredients in place. Here is a list of what you will need:

  • Tortillas: You can use either gluten-free or regular tortillas based on your preference.
  • Beans: 1 can each of black beans and pinto beans (drained and rinsed).
  • Cabbage: 1 cup of chopped cabbage.
  • Avocado: 1 avocado, peeled, pitted, and sliced.
  • Spices: Cayenne pepper, cumin, dried oregano.
  • Garlic Clove: 3 cloves chopped garlic clove.
  • Onion: 1 onion chopped.
  • Olive Oil: 1 tablespoon of olive oil.
  • Lime and Cilantro sauce: Juice of one lime plus cilantro to taste.
  • Cooked Brown Rice: 2 cups cooked rice (brown rice is preferred).
  • Salt to Taste

Feel free to mix things up and try different fillings like bell peppers, tofu scramble, or even tasty baked vegetarian recipes. Use fresh and organic ingredients for maximum flavor and nutrition.

The Recipe How-To

 Who said burritos can't be healthy and delicious? 😋
Who said burritos can’t be healthy and delicious? 😋

Step 1: Preparing the Filling

First, let’s prepare the burrito filling. In a skillet, heat 1 tablespoon of olive oil over medium heat. Add one chopped onion, three minced garlic cloves, and a diced red bell pepper. Saute until the vegetables soften then add 1 can of drained and rinsed black beans and 1 can of drained and rinsed pinto beans to the mixture. Stir to combine, and cook for another 3-4 minutes.

Next, add one cup of shredded cabbage, one sliced ripe avocado, half a cup of chopped fresh cilantro leaves, cayenne pepper, cumin, dried oregano, salt and pepper to taste. Mix everything together until well combined.

Step 2: Preparing the Tortillas

Heat up your tortillas according to package instructions, or simply warm them up in a dry skillet over medium heat for about 15 to 20 seconds per side.

Step 3: Assembling the Burritos

Lay each tortilla flat on a clean surface or plate. Scoop about one-third cup of the filling into the center of each tortilla. Top with a couple spoonfuls of cooked brown rice.

Fold in both sides of each tortilla toward the center to close in the filling, then roll the burrito from bottom to top until it’s fully wrapped.

Step 4: Serve and Enjoy!

Your delicious vegan burritos are now ready! Serve them with sliced avocado, fresh cilantro leaves, and a squeeze of fresh lime juice on top for added freshness and flavor.

Substitutions and Variations

 Packed with fiber, protein, and flavors, these burritos won't disappoint! 🌶️
Packed with fiber, protein, and flavors, these burritos won’t disappoint! 🌶️

Looking for ways to switch up your vegan burrito game? With the right substitutions and creative twists, you can transform this dish into something entirely new and equally delicious. Here are a few suggestions:

– Swap black beans for pinto beans: Both types of beans work wonderfully in burritos, so feel free to choose based on your preference or what you have on hand.

– Add more veggies: While cabbage is a great addition to these burritos, other veggies can provide more color, flavor, and nutrients. Consider adding bell peppers, diced tomatoes, or even roasted sweet potatoes.

– Use different herbs and spices: Cumin, cayenne, and oregano give this recipe a Mexican-inspired flare, but you could experiment with other seasonings such as smoked paprika or chili powder. Fresh herbs like basil or parsley would also be a tasty addition.

– Make it gluten-free with alternative tortillas: If you’re avoiding gluten, swap regular flour tortillas for corn tortillas or a gluten-free wrap. You could also try using lettuce leaves as a wrapper instead!

– Try a breakfast burrito variation: To switch up your mornings, make a tofu scramble with your favorite veggies (such as spinach and mushrooms), wrap it up in a tortilla with some salsa and avocado for an easy and satisfying breakfast.

These are just a few ideas to get your creative juices flowing. Whatever changes you make, just remember that the possibilities are endless when it comes to burritos!

Serving and Pairing

 Fresh, colorful, and vegan – the perfect combination! 🌽
Fresh, colorful, and vegan – the perfect combination! 🌽


Now that your vegan burritos are ready, let’s talk about how to serve them and what to pair them with.

These burritos are already a meal in themselves thanks to the combination of beans, brown rice, avocado, and spices. However, you can add some delicious sides to enhance the meal.

If you’re looking for something light and refreshing, consider serving them alongside a simple salad of chopped romaine lettuce, sliced cherry tomatoes, and a creamy dressing made from vegan sour cream and lime juice.

On the other hand, if you want something more substantial, you can add oven-baked sweet potato fries or crispy tortilla chips alongside your burritos. The crunchy texture of these items will perfectly complement the soft goodness inside the tortillas.

And if you’re feeling particularly adventurous, why not try a side of Spanish rice mixed with corn and black beans or a vegan chipotle-lime coleslaw? These sides will bring some zing to the already spicy bean filling, making for an all-around irresistible meal.

Moreover, these vegan burritos make for an ideal dish to share with your loved ones over your chosen cold beverage or warm tea infused with fresh herbs like mint or chamomile.

In all cases add-ons aside, one thing is certain: these hearty vegan Burritos provide all the protein intake that you need while being gluten-free and dairy-free as well – guilt-free eating is here people!

Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating

 These gluten-free burritos are perfect for a quick and easy meal! 🍴
These gluten-free burritos are perfect for a quick and easy meal! 🍴

Let’s face it, life can be busy, and we don’t always have the time to prepare fresh meals on the go. I understand how frustrating that can be, especially for those who are trying to maintain a healthy diet without compromising taste. This is why it’s important to know how to make-ahead, store, and reheat meals like these Vegan Burritos.

Firstly, you can make-ahead these burritos by assembling them and wrapping them tightly in plastic wrap or aluminum foil. Once they are wrapped up securely, place them in an airtight container or freezer bag and store them in the fridge or freezer.

If you choose to store them in the fridge, they can last up to five days, but if you decide to store them in the freezer instead, then they will last for up to three months. When you’re ready to eat them, take them out of the fridge or freezer and let them defrost for a few hours.

Reheating these Vegan Burritos couldn’t be easier. Preheat your oven to 350°F (180°C) and unwrap the burrito from the plastic wrap or foil. Place them on a baking sheet and bake for around 15-20 minutes if refrigerated (or 25-30 minutes if frozen).

Alternatively, you can microwave them by placing them on a microwave-safe dish with a paper towel covering the top and heating for one minute at a time until heated through (around two minutes total). Be careful not to overheat as this may result in dried-out tortillas.

Having a stash of delicious Vegan Burritos in your freezer is not only convenient but also ensures that you always have something healthy available during those busy times. Plus, with the added benefit of being gluten-free, dairy-free, and vegan-friendly – you really can’t go wrong!

Tips for Perfect Results

 Your taste buds will thank you for this flavorful vegan recipe. 🤤
Your taste buds will thank you for this flavorful vegan recipe. 🤤

Cooking vegan burritos is not as complicated as it may seem. With the right ingredients and the proper techniques, anyone can prepare a delicious, healthy, and both gluten-free and dairy-free alternative. However, there are always some tips that could make your dish stand out or save you from common mistakes. As a nutritionist and food blogger, I have tested different recipes and learned quite a few tricks that I’m excited to share with you. Follow these tips to prepare perfect vegan burritos every time:

1. Warm tortillas before filling them

Before adding your toppings to the tortillas, warm them up in the oven or on a skillet for a few seconds. This will make them more pliable and prevent them from breaking when rolling the burrito.

2. Drain beans before using them

Drain canned beans in a colander and rinse them under running water before using. This helps remove excess sodium and makes them easier to digest.

3. Add aromatics for extra flavor

Sauté diced onions, garlic, and bell peppers in olive oil to create a flavorful base for your filling. These aromatics add depth to the dish and complement the other ingredients.

4. Use fresh herbs

Cilantro is an essential ingredient in Mexican cuisine; adding it finely chopped will give your burritos freshness and aroma. Other fresh herbs like oregano or parsley can also enhance the flavor of your dish.

5. Mix all ingredients before adding them to the tortilla

Mixing all elements of your filling before adding them to the tortilla helps distribute flavors evenly throughout the burrito.

6. Fold tortillas tightly

When folding a burrito, make sure to tuck in both ends before rolling tightly. This technique ensures that none of the filling spills out during cooking or eating.

7. Don’t overstuff

As tempting as it can be to add every ingredient you have into your burrito, avoid overstuffing it. Overfilling can make the tortilla tear or make it challenging to roll.

8. Serve with a fresh salad or sauce

Vegan burritos can be the perfect excuse to give your daily greens a twist. Serve with a fresh salad dressing or salsa to add extra flavor and nutrients.

By following these tips, you’ll be able to cook a delicious and healthy gluten-free vegan burrito every time that will take care of both your body and taste buds!


As a nutritionist cum food blogger, I understand that people who are new to the gluten-free and vegan lifestyle may have some questions about this recipe. That’s why I’ve included an FAQ section to help you clear any doubts you may have about these delicious vegan spicy bean burritos! Read on for some answers to commonly asked questions.

What is a vegan burrito made of?

To make this vegan burrito filling, we will require a medley of chopped vegetables like onion, bell pepper, tomato, and green chili, along with an array of exotic spices. These veggies are combined to make a tasty sofrito, which is then mixed with black beans and sweet corn to create an irresistible filling for our burrito. To complete the dish, we also need some rice, lettuce, avocado, and other condiments of our choice to roll up in a tortilla.

Do bean and cheese burritos have gluten?

Gluten cannot be avoided in this product, as it contains two explicitly stated gluten ingredients and five additional ingredients that may contain gluten depending on their origin.

Are Amy burritos gluten free?

This recipe features a tortilla made without gluten, and uses organic beans and rice without any genetically modified ingredients.

How do you make Amy’s frozen burrito?

Let’s get started by preheating your oven to a toasty 350°F. Take the burrito out of the packaging, but make sure to leave it wrapped up in foil. Pop it in the oven and let it bake for around 50-55 minutes – this will allow all the delicious ingredients inside to marry together perfectly.

Bottom Line

In conclusion, this vegan burrito recipe is perfect for those who want to enjoy a delicious and healthy meal without compromising on flavor or nutritional value. By using gluten-free and dairy-free ingredients, this recipe ensures that people with allergies or intolerances can still enjoy a tasty burrito. With the versatility of the ingredients and the option to substitute or vary them, you can customize your burrito to suit your taste preferences.

By cooking at home, you can control what goes into your food and ensure that it’s fresh, nutritious, and free from any harmful additives. By making these vegan burritos in advance, you’ll have a quick and easy meal ready whenever you need it. You can even freeze them for later consumption.

The use of wholesome plant-based ingredients like beans, rice, cabbage, avocado, cilantro, and lime ensure that this recipe packs a punch of flavor and nutrients that will keep you satiated and energized. So why not give this recipe a try? It’s quick, easy, delicious, healthy, and satisfying. You may even impress your friends or family with your amazing culinary skills!

Vegan Burritos - Gluten Free

Vegan Burritos - Gluten Free Recipe

Delicious vegan burritos! This recipe comes from Dr. Alejandro Junger's "Clean" program.
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Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Servings 2 burritos
Calories 787.5 kcal


  • 1 cup cooked brown rice
  • 2 tablespoons cilantro, chopped
  • 1/2 lime (just the juice ( )
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 cup winter squash, such as butternut, peeled and cubed
  • 1/2 small onion, chopped
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1/2 tablespoon dried oregano
  • 1/4 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/8 teaspoon coriander
  • 1 dash cayenne
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • 4 tablespoons cilantro, chopped
  • 1 avocado, sliced
  • 1/4 cabbage, shredded
  • 1 cup black beans (cooked or canned) or 1 cup pinto beans (cooked or canned)
  • 2 brown rice tortillas


  • In a small bowl mix rice, cilantro and lime - set aside.
  • In a medium bowl toss winter squash, onion, garlic and spices with olive oil. Spread on baking sheet.
  • Roast at 375°F for 30 minutes or until the squash is soft and starting to brown.
  • Stir periodically to prevent burning.
  • Toss black beans with squash mixture at the end to warm.
  • In a large dry skillet over medium heat warm tortilla on both sides until pliable (watch so it doesn’t burn).
  • Fill warm tortillas with squash/bean mixture.
  • Top with avocado, cilantro and cabbage.
  • Roll burrito to seal it.

Add Your Own Notes


Serving: 579gCalories: 787.5kcalCarbohydrates: 104.1gProtein: 20.3gFat: 35.3gSaturated Fat: 5.7gSodium: 480.4mgFiber: 23.1gSugar: 8g
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