Black Bean Lettuce Wraps

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Adapted from Rabbit Food For My Bunny Teeth


  • 2 cups black beans – non-canned for healthy bonus points!
  • 1/2 chopped yellow onion
  • 1 Tbsp chopped garlic
  • 2 Tbsp freshly chopped cilantro leaves
  • 2 tsp chili powder
  • 2 tsp black pepper
  • Swiss chard or butter lettuce leaves washed and dried
  • 1 tomato, sliced
  • 1 avocado
  • Salt & pepper to taste


  1. Chop the yellow onion, garlic, and cilantro. Combine all ingredients in a mixing bowl and stir until well mixed. Transfer the contents to a food processor and pulse until it reaches a smooth yet firm consistency. Add water 1 Tbsp until it is moist and smooth but still firm.
  2. Divide it into 4 patties. Place a pan over medium heat and lightly coat with olive oil or nonstick cooking spray. Place patties in the pan and cover and grill for about 4 minutes on each side. Re-oil in between flips to prevent sticking. Continue cooking and flipping until they become firm and browned but not dry.
  3. Place half of one patty and half of each ingredient and slices of avocado and tomato onto lettuce leaves, creating around 8 wraps total. Sprinkle with just a pinch of salt & pepper to taste.
  4. Wrap the leaves into tight rolls and then slice in half. I found that my leaves weren’t quite big enough for the amount of filling I wanted so I just tied them up with Baker’s twine.
  5. Enjoy right away or pack on ice for a picnic!  Makes about 8 wraps, which for us was about 4 servings.