Healthy Recipe of the Week #5

Black Bean Avocado Enchiladas


Vegan, gluten-free (with corn tortillas)


  • 1/2 cup uncooked quinoa
  • 2 small/medium avocados
  • 15 oz. can black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 1/2 cups corn (thawed, if frozen)
  • 4-5 green onions, sliced
  • 1/2 cup chopped cilantro
  • 1 tsp. cumin
  • 8 large tortillas (or about 10-12 corn tortillas)
  • Nutritional yeast for sprinkling
  • Optional: lightly sauteed spinach

{For the sauce}

  • 3 cups low sodium vegetable broth
  • 1/4 cup tomato paste
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour (I use gluten-free)
  • 2 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 2 tsp. cumin
  • 1/2 tsp. smoked paprika
  • 1/4 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp. onion powder
  • 1/4 tsp. chili powder
  • Salt/pepper to taste


  1. Rinse and cook quinoa according to package directions, using 1 cup water.
  2. Meanwhile, make the enchilada sauce: in a small bowl, add flour and spices. In a saucepan over medium heat, add olive oil. Once warm, add tomato paste and flour/spices. Cook 1 minute, whisking. Whisk in broth, and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to simmer, and cook until thickened, about 8 minutes. Salt/pepper to taste.
  3. Dice the avocado and slice green onions.
  4. In a large bowl, add black beans, corn, green onions, cumin, and lightly sauteed spinach if using. Add cooked quinoa, and stir. Add avocado and lightly toss to combine.
  5. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  6. In a lightly sprayed 9x13 baking dish, pour a small amount of sauce to coat the bottom.
  7. Evenly distribute the black bean/quinoa mixture to the center of each tortilla, roll up, and place seam side down in the dish. Pour remaining sauce over the enchiladas.
  8. Bake about 25 minutes.

Optional: garnish with cilantro, green onions, or sprinkle nutritional yeast before serving.