Kale and Feta Burrito

Kale and Feta Burrito
Kale and Feta Burrito
Tim McGeever

Kale and Feta Burrito

I shamefully admit that I am new to the kale wagon. I resisted the trend for quite a while, but recently caved and have since fallen head over heels for the leafy green love machine. When faced with the challenge of creating a vegetarian burrito that stood out from the pack, I immediately turned to kale for the starring role. Joined by sautéed red onions, pinto beans, brown rice and, wait for it — feta cheese — I knew I had found the cast of ingredients I needed. This one's a knockout.

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2
Servings
531
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • One 15-ounce can pinto beans, drained and rinsed
  • Salt, to taste
  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 red onion, chopped
  • 1 bunch kale, torn into 2- to 3-inch pieces
  • Dash of cayenne
  • Two 8-inch flour (or spinach) tortillas, steamed lightly
  • 1 Cup brown rice, cooked
  • 2-4 Tablespoons crumbled feta

Directions

Heat the beans in a small saucepan over low heat. Add water and some salt to taste, if necessary. 

Meanwhile, heat the oil in a saucepan over medium heat. Add the red onion and sauté until lightly browned, 6-7 minutes. Add the kale and continue cooking, stirring frequently until the kale begins to wilt. Season with the cayenne.

To serve, place a generous portion of rice, beans, kale, and onions, in the center of each tortilla. Top with feta before folding shut. 

Enjoy!

 

Kale Shopping Tip

Buy green leafy vegetables like arugula, watercress, and collards – they are good sources of vitamins A, C, and K and minerals like iron and calcium.

Kale Cooking Tip

Brighten up sandwiches or salads with small, tender leaves like spinach and add larger, tougher leaves like kale to soups and stews.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
15g
24%
Sugar
8g
N/A
Saturated Fat
5g
25%
Cholesterol
20mg
7%
Protein
22g
43%
Carbs
82g
27%
Vitamin A
536µg
60%
Vitamin B12
0.4µg
6.5%
Vitamin B6
0.8mg
40.3%
Vitamin C
127mg
100%
Vitamin E
4mg
19%
Vitamin K
718µg
100%
Calcium
408mg
41%
Fiber
18g
71%
Folate (food)
217µg
N/A
Folate equivalent (total)
217µg
54%
Iron
6mg
32%
Magnesium
189mg
47%
Monounsaturated
7g
N/A
Niacin (B3)
4mg
18%
Phosphorus
535mg
76%
Polyunsaturated
2g
N/A
Potassium
1312mg
37%
Riboflavin (B2)
0.4mg
23.8%
Sodium
1226mg
51%
Thiamin (B1)
0.4mg
27.2%
Zinc
3mg
23%