Purple Power Bean Wrap

6 servings  

CACFP Home Childcare Crediting Information

1 wrap (two halves) provides:

  • Legume as Meat Alternate: ½ oz equivalent meat alternate, ⅝ cup vegetable, and 1 ¾ oz equivalent grains.
  • Legume as Vegetable: ¾ cup vegetable and 1 ¾ oz equivalent grains.

½ wrap (one half) provides:

  • ⅜ cup vegetable and ¾ oz equivalent grains.

    Legume vegetable can be counted as either a meat alternate or as a legume vegetable but not as both simultaneously.
Category: Cabbage | CACFP


Purple Power Bean Wrap

1 tsp  Lemon zest (make zest from juiced lemon)
2 Tbsp  Fresh lemon, juiced
2 cups  Canned low-sodium great northern beans, drained, rinsed
½ cup  Fresh avocado, peeled, pitted, puréed
1 Tbsp  Fresh garlic, minced
2 ¼ tsp  Extra virgin olive oil
⅓ tsp  Chili powder
½ tsp  Salt
1 ½ cups  Fresh purple cabbage, finely shredded
6  Whole-wheat tortillas, 10”
3 cups  Fresh romaine lettuce, shredded

Purple Power Bean Wrap Directions

  1. Grate lemon rind on hand-held grater or citrus zester to make zest. Juice lemons. Set aside.
  2. Purée beans in a food processor or a blender until smooth. Put into a large mixing bowl and set aside.
  3. Purée avocado, lemon juice, lemon zest, garlic, olive oil, chili powder, and salt until smooth. Mix into pureed beans. Add shredded cabbage. Mix well.
  4. You may cover and refrigerate at 40 °F for no more than 2 hours to avoid browning of avocado.
  5. For each wrap, place ⅓ cup of bean filling on the bottom half of tortilla. Top with ½ cup of lettuce. Roll in the form of a burrito. Cut diagonally. Serve immediately.

Recipe notes

Source: Recipes for Healthy Kids: Cookbook for Schools (USDA).