Sunday, 26 January 2014

Simple Black Bean Wraps with Cashew-Tofu Mayo

Sometimes we get into a bit of a dinner rut during the week. Our days are so busy, and I'm not great at meal planning. I end up falling back on simple tried and tested recipes.

I'm mostly happy with very simple meals such as salads, but I like to experiment with different recipes for fun - and for the sake of the other people in this household!

Funnily enough, I always seem to find the time to line up a list of new desserts to try out, hmmmm...

Anyway, this meal was a nice change from the usual. I love black beans! And the cashew-tofu mayonnaise was a perfect light accompaniment.

These reminded me of our old but recently neglected favourite, tangy bean wraps, although the flavour of the filling is entirely different.

Now, with my leftover black beans I plan to try making black bean brownies. See? It's so easy to think of new desserts to try!

Simple Black Bean Wraps with Cashew-Tofu Mayo

1 tbsp oil
1 red onion, chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced
Half a red capsicum, chopped
2 tbsp tomato paste
1.5 cups corn kernels (I used frozen)
3 cups cooked black beans
1 tsp sugar
Salt to taste

6 homemade white flour wraps (you can actually use white flour or a combination of flours in these wraps) or bought wraps

Batch of Cashew-Tofu Mayo

Fry the onion in oil for a few minutes. Add the garlic and capsicum and cook a few more minutes. Add the tomato paste, sugar, salt, corn and black beans and cook for a bit more.

In the meantime make the mayo, and the wraps if making them yourself.

Add the bean filling and mayo to the wraps, roll them up and eat!


  1. This looks like a great twist on standard wraps! I'm not fond of traditional mayonnaise I always like seeing what other people put in their bean wraps as we have them semi-regularly but I do get stuck in that rut of the same thing each time. For instance, I never use garlic and haven't used corn kernels for ages - next time!

    1. Thanks Kari! This mayo was nice but I also love the fat laden one :) (link to it is on the blog) blogs are great for new ideas aren't they!

  2. wow that is an impressive made from scratch meal - I love black beans too but have to go out of my way to find them - and I love that sort of tortilla meal. Your mayo looks creamy and pourable

    1. Thanks Johanna! Yes it was quite an accomplishment to make all this- that's why I rushed off to put it on the blog :)

  3. Delicious! I love black bean salad...

    Thank you so much for sharing so many delicious vegan recipes, good for our health and our environment...

  4. looks yum, if it's in a wrap I'll have it!

  5. Where did you get your black beans from? I was recently out looking for them and couldn't find then anywhere, had to end up settling for dried adzuki beans! I'm sure the supermarket used to stock them tinned but not anymore...

  6. Hi Kayla, I can usually get mine from a local grocer/fruit shop. I've only seen tinned black beans at health food shops and they're quite expensive. Wish they stocked them in supermarkets, they can be hard to find!