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Very Veggie Enchiladas with Avocado Crema

If enchiladas are one of your family’s restaurant faves, why not make a healthy version at home? This tasty dish features protein-packed black beans and edamame in a delicious red sauce.


  • 1 (15 oz.) can red enchilada sauce
  • 1 (15 oz.) can black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1/2 cup shelled edamame
  • 1/2 cup shredded carrot
  • 1/4 red bell pepper, finely chopped
  • 1/4 red bell pepper, finely chopped
  • 1/3 cup instant brown rice
  • 4 (8˝ diameter) whole wheat tortillas
  • 1 ripe avocado
  • Juice from 1/2 lime
  • Salt
  • 1/4 cup cold water


Adults: Preheat the oven to 350°F.
Together: Coat an 8 x 8 baking dish with cooking spray. Spread 1/2 cup enchilada sauce in the bottom of the dish.
Kids: Place 1/3 cup sauce and half the beans in a large bowl. Mash together until a loose paste forms.
Together: Add remaining beans, edamame, carrots, bell pepper, green onions, and brown rice.
Together: Mix well and divide equally among the tortillas. Roll tortillas and arrange seam-side down baking dish.
Kids: Cover with remaining sauce.
Adults: Bake, covered for 45 minutes. Uncover and bake 10 minutes longer. Remove from oven and let dish rest for 10 minutes.
Together: To make the crema: Combine the avocado, lime juice, and a generous pinch of salt in the work bowl of a food processor. With the motor running, add the water. Serve with the enchiladas instead of sour cream. Very Veggie Enchiladas with Avocado Crema.

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About this Recipe
  • Serves: 4
  • Prep Time: 0 minutes
  • Cook Time: 1 hour
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