Black Bean Fajitas & Guacamole

 

Black Bean Fajitas:

  • 2 cans black beans, drained and rinsed (approx. 3 cups)

  • 1 red bell pepper, sliced into long strips

  • 1 yellow bell pepper, sliced into long strips

  • 1 green bell pepper, sliced into long strips

  • 1 small white onion, sliced

  • 3 T coconut oil

  • 1 tsp chile powder 1 teaspoon cumin

  • 1 tsp garlic powder

  • 1/4-1/2 tsp chipotle or cayenne powder (optional for spice)

  • 1/2 tsp sea salt

  • Butter Lettuce (for wraps) - 1/4 head of cabbage, shredded to serve

  • lime wedges, to serve

Guacamole:

  • 2-3 avocados

  • 1 small jalapeno

  • 1/4 red onion, diced

  • 1 small tomato, diced

  • 1/2 tsp sea salt

  • Few sprigs cilantro leaves, diced

  • 1 lime, squeezed

Start with your guacamole. Cut avocados in half lengthwise, remove seed and using a spoon to scoop out the meat, place in medium size bowl. Using a fork cut the halves into large chunks and mash. Add diced jalapeno, onion, tomatoes, salt and lime juice. Mix well. Add in chopped cilantro and mix well gently. 

TIP: To keep your guacamole from browning, pack your guacamole well to keep air away, preventing oxidation. In a large skillet, heat oil over medium high heat. Add bell peppers, onions, and spices. Cook for about 3 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add black beans and cook until heated through, about 3 more minutes. Adjust seasoning to taste, adding anything extra you like. Serve by layering the fajita mix on top of each piece of lettuce, then add cabbage and a nice helping of guacamole.