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Plantain Wraps With Tangy Black Bean Spread

Plantain Wraps With Tangy Black Bean Spread 4.000

Tom McCorkle for The Washington Post

Sep 30, 2009

Fried plantains make a wonderful sandwich or wrap filling when combined with zesty bean spread and spicy salsa. The bean spread also can be used as a dip for baby-cut carrots and tortilla chips.

Make Ahead: The black bean spread and plantains can be made and refrigerated a day in advance; the wraps are best assembled the day they will be eaten. You'll have some black bean spread left over after making these wraps.


Servings: 4
Ingredients
  • 15 ounces canned black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons ketchup
  • 2 teaspoons wheat-free tamari
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper, or more to taste
  • Salt
  • 2 ripe plantains (look for plantains with skins that are dark yellow with black patches)
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 4 10-inch-round gluten-free wraps or tortillas
  • Homemade or store-bought salsa, for serving

Directions

To make the bean spread, combine the beans, lemon juice, ketchup, tamari, cumin and cayenne pepper in the bowl of a food processor; puree until smooth, stopping to scrape down the sides as needed. Taste and season with salt; adjust the cayenne as needed. (At this point, the spread can be refrigerated in an airtight container for 1 day.)

Use a sharp knife to peel the plantains. Cut them crosswise in half, then cut each of the four halves lengthwise into quarters (yielding 16 pieces total).

Line a plate with several layers of paper towels.

Heat the oil in a large nonstick or well-seasoned cast-iron skillet over medium heat. Add the plantains, cut sides down, in a single layer; cook for 5 minutes, until the plantains are reddish brown, then turn the pieces over and cook for about 5 minutes. Transfer to the paper-towel-lined plate to drain, then season lightly on both sides with salt and pepper. (At this point, the plantains can be cooled, wrapped and refrigerated for 1 day.)

To assemble, heat a dry skillet over medium-low heat. Heat the wraps one at a time, just enough to make them pliable.

Spread each wrap with black bean spread, then arrange four of the cooked plantain wedges on top. Roll up like a burrito, tucking the ends in as you go. Serve with salsa for dipping.

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Recipe Source

From Jennifer McCann, author of "Vegan Lunch Box" (Da Capo Lifelong, 2009).

Tested by Mary Pat Flaherty.

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Nutritional Facts

Calories per serving: 397


% Daily Values*

Total Fat: 8g 12%

Saturated Fat: 1g 5%

Cholesterol: 0mg 0%

Sodium: 579mg 24%

Total Carbohydrates: 71g 24%

Dietary Fiber: 8g 32%

Sugar: 16g

Protein: 9g


*Percent Daily Value based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

Total Fat: Less than 65g

Saturated Fat: Less than 20g

Cholesterol: Less than 300mg

Sodium: Less than 2,400mg

Total Carbohydrates: 300g

Dietary Fiber: 25g

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