Summer Veggie Burritos

If I could write you a love song, it would be Summer Veggie Burritos.

Easy Summer Veggie and Black Bean BurritosNow, before you go all logical on me and point out that a burrito is a food and cannot, in fact, be hummed, chanted, or set to music, allow me to make my case. Good love songs have heart, they wrap you in warmth and emotion, and they make you feel giddy on the inside. Such is the case with Summer Veggie Burritos.

I’m not sure what it is about Mexican food that makes me think of serenades. Maybe it’s because every time I make it, Ben almost proposes all over again. Maybe it’s the warm fluffy tortillas or the fresh cherry salsa or the fact that Mexican food seems to result in fewer dishes. Maybe it’s the cheese. The cheese is definitely a factor.

Easy One Pan Summer Veggie Burritos. Ready in 30 minutes and packed with bright flavor! - Well Plated

Summer Veggie and Black Bean BurritosWhatever the reason, Summer Veggie Burritos are a food to love that loves you back. They’re loaded with fresh summer produce, smokin’ with chipotle and cumin, and fresh with feta and cilantro. This is happy, healthy, good-mood food.

Summer Veggie and Black Bean Burritos. Healthy and fast!You know what else puts me in a good mood? Fast meals and fewer dishes! Summer Veggie Burritos are ready in less than 30 minutes and need only one big skillet to prepare.  More eating, less washing. Let this be our love song refrain.

In addition to the speed factor and minimal dish bonus, the beauty of Summer Veggie Burritos is that you can adapt the black bean-veggie filling to fit any produce you have on hand. I kept the recipe vegetarian as Ben and I have been trying to reduce the amount of meat we eat at home. The fresh summer produce and hearty black beans are so flavorful and satisfying, we didn’t miss it one bit, but diehard carnivores can stir in shredded chicken, chopped grilled steak, or browned ground beef/turkey at the end with (or in place of) the black beans.

Easy Summer Veggie and Black Bean Burritos. Ready in 30 minutes!Summer Veggie Burritos, a love song. This recipe is headed straight to the Billboard Top 10.

Summer Veggie Burritos

Fast, healthy, and loaded with summer flavor! Summer Veggie Burritos with Black Beans can be adapted to fit any summer produce you have on hand, require only one pot to make, and are sure to be a family favorite. Smoky chipotle chili and feta cheese make these easy burritos impossible to resist.

Yield: 8 burritos

Total Time: 30 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 2 teaspoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 bell peppers, red, green, green, or yellow, chopped
  • 1 bunch green onions, chopped, white and green parts divided
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 cup yellow corn
  • 1 small zucchini or summer squash, diced
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin (reduce to 1 teaspoon if sensitive to spice)
  • 1 teaspoon chipotle chili powder (reduce to 1/2 teaspoon if sensitive to spice)
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1 15 ounce can black beans, rinsed
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved, plus additional for serving (about 1 pint total)
  • Whole wheat flour tortillas
  • 6 ounces crumbled feta cheese, plus additional for serving
  • Chopped fresh cilantro, for serving

Directions:

  1. Heat oil in a large sauté pan over medium. Add bell peppers, white part of the green onions, salt, and pepper and sauté until crisp-tender, about 4 minutes
  2. Add the corn, zucchini, cumin, chipotle chili powder, and garlic. Continue to sauté until the vegetables are tender, about 5 minutes.
  3. Add the black beans and cherry tomatoes cook until the tomatoes soften, the beans are heated through, and most of the moisture has evaporated. Stir in green tops of green onions, reserving some to sprinkle on top, and feta cheese.
  4. Fill and roll burritos. Serve topped with cilantro, additional feta cheese, green onion tops, and cherry tomatoes, as desired. Enjoy immediately.

Leftover filling can be refrigerated in an airtight container for up to 5 days. Rewarm filling and fill burritos just before serving.

The recipe written as is will have a bit of a kick to it. If you are sensitive to spice, reduce the spices as indicated in the ingredient list.

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About Erin Clarke

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47 comments

  1. I love this burrito filling. What’s not to love though? All of summer’s best veggies that makes dinner a cinch? I’m totally in. Pinned!

  2. We had burritos this weekend too! And my husband does something similar.. it has got to be the tortillas and the cheese!

  3. Paul LOVES breakfast burritos. These are so great!

  4. This is so my kind of summer food!!

  5. One skillet Mexican is something I can get down with, typically when I make Mexican I use approximately 1,000 dishes and generally create a giant mess, if I could eliminate those things Kevin would love me even more than he already does (since he inevitably does the dishes). Looks fab!

  6. What a perfect weeknight meal!

  7. Girl, I am all about the less-dishes-the-better kind of meals as of late. It’s no fun to stand over a sink full of hot sudsy water in the summertime. I love all the fresh flavors happening here! Beautiful!

  8. If summer veggie burritos were a song on iTunes, I’d buy it! I’m all for quick dinners that don’t involve doing a lot of dishes afterward. I’m not sure if I’ve ever had cumin in a burrito, but it sounds delicious!

    • SOLD! Thanks so much. The cumin is a little different, but it adds a nice heat that really pumped up the vegetables. Definitely worth a shot if you like spice!

  9. I love beautiful, healthy food that tastes this good. Will I sing for you, hmmm, probably not, but I will go to the basement to get out my fiesta hat for these.

  10. These look absolutely gorgeous (and tasty)! I love these photos. Summer just seems to be made for fresh and light Mexican dishes like these. Can’t wait to try it!

  11. This recipe makes me so happy! I’ve been on a burrito kick lately but I’ve been sticking to boring 5-min bean and cheese burritos. This looks so much more interesting (and healthier)! Just what I need to freshen up my burrito craving. :)

  12. Veggies “smokin with Chipotle and cumin” how could I resist???! :)

  13. This is my kind of Summer food.

  14. Oh yum. What an awesome way to get a keen veggie hit! I too am a little obsessed with Mexican. I think it’s the cheese plus spice plus creamy avocado (oh, avocado. I’d sing a love ballad to avo any day!). I cannot wait to make this! X

  15. Erin, love this Mexican veggie burrito!! looks so good! this would make my top 10 summer play list any day!

  16. This sounds delicious. I’ve checked the nutrition on it, and would add chicken to get the protein levels up to where I would want them. I live on the border with Mexico and have come to appreciate real Mexican food (as opposed to the one size fits all stuff you get at a lot of Mexican restaurants) that has not been dumbed down. Queso fresco would also work well for the cheese – if you can get it. It is salty the way feta is. A dish like this makes me glad that we have long summers here. :-)

  17. Fewer dishes definitely puts me in a good mood! These burritos look so good, Erin!

  18. Looks fabulous! Such a great way to use all of this great summer produce!

  19. Yum! I love burritos and this is something that I would definitely enjoy! Feta is one of my favorite kinds of cheese so that is a great plus!

  20. Man oh man this veggie burrito looks amazing. Like mouthwatering.

  21. Healthy, quick and easy– My fave!!

  22. Great burritos, great recipe. Thanks :)

  23. I love that you just serenaded me in this post – you’re so funny/awesome…now, excuse me while I stuff my face with a burrito or two!

  24. More eating, less dishes <<<< You're speaking my language here, girl! These burritos look like the most fantastic dinner I've ever seen and I kinda want to marry them. Yum!

  25. I am so sure the cheese has something to do with those serenades for sure ;) This looks yummy!

  26. I love happy, healthy food like this! Especially when cheese is involved, duh. ;) Such a yummy looking dish!

  27. This looks like a farmer’s market on a plate. I love it! Nothing beats a good veggie burrito – the colors are so beautiful!

  28. I just love your writing, Erin :) And these sound (and look) amazing!

  29. Looking at this definitely makes me happy :) Love all the beautiful summer veggies in these burritos – looks so healthy and delicious!

  30. I love the filling you chose. Who needs the wrap, I’m happy with just the filling.

  31. I would listen to your summer veggie burrito song lol! Definitely looks yummy and perfect for summer :)

  32. Mmmm … these take me way back!! When I graduated from high school, my mom planned my graduation party – and we had a burrito and taco bar (I know, super fun!) – but she planned for about 1,000,000 people coming. Soo … we had chicken and steak and cakes and cookies and fresh veggies and taco shells and tortillas left over. Like, for WEEKS. My best friend came over every day, and we made veggie burritos with fresh veggies. So yummy and totally healthy!
    These remind me of that time, and I just want to eat these all over again! The sautéed veggies are a little more mature than what we had in the crisper, and I pick black beans, too!! YUM!!

  33. I love these summer veggie burritos and would love to hear a burrito song! For some reason the summertime makes me want to eat tacos and burritos everynight and fill them with lots of vegetables. These look pefect!

  34. these look so delicious and definitely so perfect for summer.. recreating the recipe for my vegetarian household. thanks for sharing!

  35. Straight to the Billboard Top 10 for sure. Let me know if you need a back up singer/dancer, I’d be keen to apply for that role. LOL!
    Mexican foods are my go too when Im not feeling the love, gauranteed to pick this little lady up. :)

  36. Erin, if it’s alright with you, my husband and I will chime in on the chorus of your veggie burrito love song :)))!!! We made it today for lunch and just LOVE it!! So full of fresh veggie flavor and so easy and quick to put together, just what I am looking for in a summer dish. The burrito filling is so tasty I think I could eat the rest of it straight out of a bowl as is, as if it were chili but a lighter summer version, although wrapped up in a tortilla is also so good! Thanks for sharing another great recipe!

    • Sing away Ana, and thank you!!! I’m so excited to hear that you and your husband enjoyed this recipe. It was one of our favorites this summer too, and I totally agree that it is worth eating right out of the bowl. Thanks so much for trying it and for taking time to let me know how it turned out!

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