We just had a great dinner…. so tasty…. so good for you ….. I had to share the love.
I’m not usually a big fan of the burrito but this one has got me smiling.
I based this on the recipe for Broccoli and Cashew Cheese Burritos from the Oh She Glows Cookbook and teamed it with my very own version of baked beans. Wrapped the whole lot in a warmed up burrito and voila ! Happy Family !
I admit that this recipe is a little more fiddly than I usually post but once you get the hang of it it comes together pretty quickly.
You could also make extra for lunches and leftovers which you are sure going to want !
Step one – make up a batch of my baked beans and have them bubbling away while you make the next lot of yumminess.
Note – if you are going to make cashew cheese start soaking the cashews NOW.
Broccoli and Quinoa Filling
3/4 cup uncooked quinoa
2 onions chopped
3 cloves garlic chopped
3 sticks celery finely sliced
2 cups chopped broccoli florets
salt and pepper
4 tablespoons of chopped sundried tomatoes
Cook quinoa according to packet – I usually place the quinoa in a saucepan with 1 1/4 cups of water, bring to boil and simmer for 15 minutes. Leave to steam for a few minutes then fluff with a fork.
While the quinoa is cooking fry onions and garlic till soft. Add in celery, broccoli and tomatoes. Cook for about 10 minutes till everything is soft. Season to taste.
At this stage you can make the cashew cheese or I imagine some sour cream would do the trick if you’re not vegan.
If you want to make the cashew cheese – and you should because it tastes amazing – then here’s how to do it…
Soak 3/4 cup raw cashews in hot water for half an hour or so
Drain and place in a blender with ..
1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk
1/4 cup nutritional yeast
2 teaspoons dijon mustard
Juice of half a lime
1/2 teaspoon dried onion flakes
1/2 teaspoon salt
Blend till smooth and creamy.
Put the cooked quinoa and the cashew cheese into the pan with the broccoli mixture and mix till well combined.
Warm your burritos however you like – I do mine in a hot dry frypan – spoon on some broccoli mixture, add some beans, wrap it all up and EAT IT !
Trust me, you won’t regret the fiddling around once you are nom nom nomming down on these little parcels of goodness.