::Vegan Black Bean Torta::

In 2016 I have been trying to cook at home more; to save money, to be healthier, and its enjoyable. I will admit, cooking dinner every night is definitely easier said than done while working a full time job. BUT, there are a couple of cookbooks/websites I am obsessed with that make the chore easier. The first is Minimalist Baker and the second is Thug Kitchen, both are vegan based and the recipes are super simple to follow.

I always throw my own spin on any recipe, the Vegan Black Bean Torta is no different, the original recipe can be found in the Thug Kitchen cookbook.

Ingredients:

Black Beans

  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • 1 1/2 tbsp chilli powder
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • salt
  • 1 1/2 cup vegetable broth
  • 1 yellow onion- chopped
  • 3 garlic cloves- minced
  • 1 jalapeño-chopped
  • 1 lime- juiced
  • 3 cups black beans- rinsed and drained
  • 1 cup black-eyed peas- rinsed and drained
Coconut Chipotle Mayo
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • salt
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp ground chia seeds
  • 1 cup canned coconut milk
  • 1/2 cup of your favorite hot sauce

Torta Toppings

  • Rolls/Bread
  • Lettuce
  • Tomatoes- sliced
  • Red onion- sliced
  • Avocado- sliced
Spicy Mayo
Step 1-
Make the spicy mayo but combining all the ingredients into a food processor. Note, I don’t have a food processor but I do have the Kitchen Ninja and it works just as well. Once it is to your taste, cover and place in the fridge. I would make the spicy mayo at least an hour before prepping the rest of the trota.
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • salt
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp ground chia seeds
  • 1 cup canned coconut milk
  • 1/2 cup of your favorite hot sauce
Onion/Garlic

Step 2-

Start making the black beans. First heat the oil in a large pot over medium pot for about 5 minutes.
Then add:
  • 3 garlic cloves- minced
  • 1 1/2 tbsp chilli powder
  • 1 tsp cumin

Cooke for about 1 minute.

Add:

  • 1 1/2 vegetable broth
  • 3 cups black beans
  • 1 cup black-eyed peas

Let simmer and then reduce heat to low.

Next, smash the bean mixer. Once done add:

  • salt
  • lime juice
  • additional seasoning to taste

Beans simmering

Step 3-

Toast the rolls/bread.

Step 4-

Add spicy mayo, black beans mixture, and topping(s). Note- I made fresh mango guacamole.

Mango Guacamole

 

Step 5-

Enjoy!

Torta

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