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Vegan Swiss chard bean burritos with avocado dressing

Patricia Conte has a background in marketing communications and works as an independent writer. In 2010, she was given the opportunity to combine her love of writing and food when she started as a contributing writer for the Food channel...

Ditch your tortillas

Swap standard tortillas for Swiss chard, and you'll still manage to roll a tasty burrito. Go ahead, give it a try.

Ditch your tortillas

When was the last time you were captivated by a burrito? This recipe for vegan Swiss chard bean burritos with avocado dressing is fun to make and serve and a treat to eat.

Ditch your tortillas

Why are these burritos so special? Because I swapped out the tortillas for Swiss chard leaves.

Ditch your tortillas

The Swiss chard leaves are sturdy enough to stand up to the bean mixture (at the market, look for Swiss chard with large leaves). In addition, I made a creamy avocado dressing for added flavor.

Ditch your tortillas

These burritos are on the small side, and one large Swiss chard leaf will yield three to four burritos, perfect for one serving.

Vegan Swiss chard bean burritos with avocado dressing recipe

Serves 6


For the dressing

  • 1 avocado, peeled and pit removed
  • 1/2 cup orange juice
  • 1/8 cup chopped onion
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper

For the filling

  • 1 bunch Swiss chard (use 6-8 leaves for this recipe)
  • 1 (15 ounce) can black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 (16 ounce) can garbanzo beans (chickpeas), drained and rinsed
  • 1/2 red bell pepper, seeds and membrane removed, diced small


For the dressing

  1. Add the avocado, onion, garlic, orange juice, salt and pepper to a food processor, and blend until smooth.

For the filling

  1. In a medium bowl, mix together the black beans, chickpeas and red pepper.
  2. Pour about half the dressing over the top, and toss to combine.
  3. Rinse off the Swiss chard leaves, pat them dry, and cut off and discard the bottom portions of the stems.
  4. Lay the leaves flat, and carefully cut the leafy parts away vertically from both sides of the stems. Chop the stems, and use them for another recipe.
  5. Depending on how large your leaves are, cut them horizontally into thirds or quarters.
  6. Place 1 to 2 heaping tablespoons of the bean mixture onto the Swiss chard leaves toward one end, and wrap them up as tightly as you can.
  7. Place them seam side down on a plate. Serve with extra dressing to drizzle over them.

Roll a batch of these burritos.

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