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Baja Mango Black Bean Lettuce Wraps

Baja Mango Black Bean Lettuce Wraps

Serves: 4

Category: Burgers, Pizza, Wraps and Chips
Author: Chef Martin Oswald
Tags: Aggressive Weight Loss, Diabetes Reversal

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Black bean lettuce wraps get a Baja vibe with jicama, jalapeno and mango.

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2 cups cooked black beans
1/2 large ripe avocado, peeled, pitted and mashed
4 cloves roasted garlic, mashed
1 cup sliced jicama
1/3 cup fresh tomatoes, chopped
1/2 medium green bell pepper, seeded and chopped
1 mango, diced
2 red radishes, diced
1 jalapeno pepper, diced and seeded
3 green onions, chopped
1/3 cup chopped fresh cilantro
2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1 teaspoon chipotle chili powder
8 large romaine or Boston lettuce leaves


In a bowl, mash the beans, avocado and garlic together with a fork until well blended and only slightly chunky. Add remaining ingredients except the lettuce and mix. Place approximately 1/4 cup of the mixture in the center of each lettuce leaf and roll up like a burrito.

Calories 234; Protein 11 g; Carbohydrates 44 g; Sugars 14 g; Total Fat 3.9 g; Saturated Fat 0.6 g; Cholesterol 0 mg; Sodium 26 mg; Fiber 13.9 g; Beta-Carotene 3820 ug; Vitamin C 62 mg; Calcium 83 mg; Iron 3.6 mg; Folate 274 ug; Magnesium 96 mg; Potassium 872 mg; Zinc 1.5 mg; Selenium 2.7 ug

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05/03/2012 01:29 PM

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Folks, if you have not tried this recipe you are missing out! Amazing flavor combinations, absolutely delicious. Rather than placing the mixture in romaine lettuce leaves, I chopped romaine lettuce and spinach and placed in a whole wheat wrap and topped it off with salsa.
This comment was last edited on 05/03/2012 01:33 PM

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04/06/2019 06:26 PM

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There's a reason why the recipe calls for lettuce wrap - to prevent weight gain which you would otherwise have with whole wheat wrap.


08/03/2012 02:43 PM

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I love these! I make up a double batch and put it in mason jars to take it to work with me. One week I had it 4 days in a row for lunch and still wanted more! I mix the cumin and garlic with the black beans then I layer all my ingredients in a jar starting with the avocado, lime, beans, jalapenos, green onions, cilantro etc, ending with diced lettuce at the top. I wish I could post a picture here so you could see how pretty it looks.


10/18/2012 10:44 AM

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Okay!!! This was amazing!! I did leave out the jalapeno pepper just out of personal preference.... I will be having this a few times a week!!! Honestly think I like these better than taco bell :)!!!


11/29/2012 03:57 PM

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Great recipe, one of my favorites! I have not had this in a while but now that I just got this as the daily recipe, I will try it again because it is very good.


12/30/2012 09:47 PM

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Had this for dinner tonight and it was great!! I think I could eat this every day and probably will fix it at least 4 times a week. The flavors are incredible.


06/06/2013 12:18 AM

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This really is an excellent dish. Didn't have fresh mango so used organic frozen, thawed it and diced. Also used the entire head of roasted garlic (we like garlic) and didn't really even taste it. Very filling, refreshing summer evening dish.
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10/29/2013 11:03 AM

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I liked this meal, and it made a lot of food. My boyfriend would probably have rated it a 5 because he scarfed it down and loved it, but I thought it would be better with a little cashew cheese.


06/05/2014 08:06 PM

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I love this recipe. It is quick to make, tasty and makes enough to store or freeze for another day. Similarly, it is also an easy recipe if, say, I have some leftover cooked beans (any kind will do) and part of an avocado and a quarter onion in the fridge. It make a perfect meal for one and uses up those leftovers.


04/27/2017 12:08 PM

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This is great, in Texas we love our tacos and that has always been a diet killer for me.  This is an 'eat to live' permanent fix to the tortilla dilemna.  What is cool about preparing this recipe is (in place of refried beans) learning a kitchen trick to mash the black beans and avocado together as a base, then build your own salsa on top.  A lot of refried beans is problematic (sodium and other bad stuff..)   The mango was a perfect addition.  I think we all need a little more mango in our lives..  :)

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07/07/2017 05:48 PM

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Great tips!


08/18/2017 01:40 AM

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Wonderful recipe. I use beans fresh-cooked in a pressure cooker, which taste great and are easy to make. No salt, either. For a great variant that is super-easy to make, try the Black Bean Mango Salad.


02/03/2018 12:14 PM

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Great recipe!  I used a potato masher for the beans and avocado.  The beans/avocado/garlic with spices looks and tastes a lot like the retried beans I grew up eating.  Safety tip - Don’t accidentally use parsley instead of cilantro (Tried it).


10/19/2018 03:50 PM

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I'm avoiding nightshades so I had to make a lot of changes to this recipe but it was still delish. I mashed avocado with canned black beans, diced white onion and cilantro. I added nutritional yeast to it. I also roasted some broccoli along with the garlic and sauteed some mushrooms with a bit of balsamic. Man was this good. I guess mango would have made this even better but they are out of season right now. I'll be making this again often.


08/21/2019 07:21 PM

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Not sure why my five stars didn’t post, but that’s my rating. Delicious!