13 March 2011

Grilled Black Bean, Quinoa, Spicy Sweet Potato Wraps

I was inspired by this post, found on foodgawker, but changed the recipe a lot.

Two cups black beans, soaked for a day, then boiled to softness (About forty minutes, usually)
One cup quinoa
One sweet potato
Half an onion, sliced to strips
One green pepper, sliced
One red pepper, sliced
Goat cheese - about half a cup, crumbled
Wraps - large tortillas

Put the beans and quinoa to cook.

Dice the sweet potato into small cubes - about 1-1.5 cm square, and put in a pot of water to boil.

While these all are cooking, slice up the onion and peppers.

The sweet potato should take about ten minutes - once finished, drain and sprinkle with light vegetable oil (or butter), and sprinkle with spices - Old Bay, annato, or some sort of spicy crushed pepper works. Toss and set aside in small bowl.

Sautee the onions until almost clear (15 minutes or so) then throw in the peppers and sautee for a few more minutes.

At this point, everything should be done cooking - drain the beans, and simply toss all the cooked ingredients in a bowl, and mix gently.

Compile the wrap - use as much cheese as you´d like, and the mix of the vegetables and grains.

You can toast the wrap in either a panini press (that sounds very nice!), or in the same pan you sauteed the onions and peppers in.

There will be plenty of leftovers - good for a few more meals, very quickly prepared, now that everything is cooked and in your fridge, ready to go!


NB: I unfortunately got tiny tortillas, so the picture shows more of a toasted tortilla than a wrap, which made it difficult to turn without everything falling!


  1. I have a bag of sweet potatoes and some quinoa in my pantry, and I think this is what they are going to become. Do you think roasting the potatoes instead of boiling them would work?

  2. Yes, absolutely. I have an electric oven, and it is too expensive to use, so I cook whatever I can on the stovetop!

  3. This looks so fine I am going to have to try it.