Recipe Redux: Butternut Squash and Black Bean Burritos

It’s that time of the month again. Well, recipe time anyway. The Recipe Redux ingredient this month is our choice of any orange antioxidant rich veggie! Right away I thought pumpkin. But I decided to give my pumpkin obsession a rest and let butternut squash take the show this time around.

Naturally sweet, butternut squash is wonderful just about any way - roasted, pureed, sauteed, you name it. Just 1/2 cup of this beautiful squash gives you well over 100% of daily need for vitamin A, and is loaded with beta carotene, a potent antioxidant.

A different take on the burrito, I used a red cabbage leaf as the wrap, and stuffed it with roasted butternut squash, black beans, onions and parsley, and topped it off with a little raspberry vinegar. The squash was roasted with a butter olive oil (a great way to get the butter flavor without all the saturated fat), chili powder, turmeric, rosemary, salt and pepper. Fresh and flavorful.



This specialty raspberry vinegar adds a nice sweet acidity to the savory buttered squash. I really like the contrast in flavors here.

Cheers to autumn and to all its groovy flavors.

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8 Responses to “Recipe Redux: Butternut Squash and Black Bean Burritos”

  1. Curry
    October 21, 2023 at 6:35 pm #

    Great idea to use cabbage leaf! Wow, I’ve never heard of butter olive oil. Ill have to look for it.

  2. Danielle Omar
    October 22, 2023 at 12:11 am #

    Love the cabbage roll idea…I usually use collards but the purple cabbage is beautiful. Great idea and looks delish!

  3. Dixya
    October 22, 2023 at 1:20 pm #

    such a great idea to use all different veggies in a burrito. never heard to butter olive oil- pretty interesting

  4. Annette
    October 24, 2023 at 2:18 pm #

    This sounds so fresh and delicious! I can’t wait to try this. The pictures are beautiful too!

  5. Alysa
    October 24, 2023 at 3:39 pm #

    I love the cabbage idea! One of my favorite combos is black bean and sweet potato. I never thought to combine butternut squash with black beans. Can’t wait to try it!

  6. KatySkrzy
    October 24, 2023 at 3:46 pm #

    Looks amazing! Finally a light fall version of a burrito, just in time for that preholiday weight maintenance!


  7. Alex @
    October 26, 2023 at 4:32 pm #

    Yum! I am so happy I found your blog- your photos look gorgeous. I love the combination of squash and black beans, this will be great for those times I don’t want such a heavy burrito.

  8. whatsforeats
    November 2, 2023 at 12:46 am #

    What a great idea! Looks tasty too.

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