Thank you all for putting up with my blog down time yesterday! Nothing like starting an edit at 6 a.m. and having the site down the rest of the day! It appears to be all better now thanks to the lovely people over at HostGator who restored my site to a backup from a couple days ago.
Ok, on to the food. That’s why you’re all here anyway, right?
This meal was nothing short of a surprising success. I set out to make a healthy burrito for dinner with some spicy chicken, beans, avocado, and the usual burrito toppings. I tend to think that rice in a burrito is a waste of space for otherwise delicious fillings. A mission to incorporate more vegetables led me to create a bright green smothered burrito…
While most people know burritos to be the football-sized concoctions served at Chipotle, but traditionally, a burrito is just a convenient way to eat a full meal in one hand. In order to make it a more substantial meal, some regions of Mexico create an enchilada-style burrito, drenched in sauce then baked with cheese. I chose to top ours with reduced-fat Mexican blend cheese, fresh salsa, and fat free sour cream.
Green Burrito Sauce
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: n/a
Keywords: blender vegetarian spinach Mexican
Ingredients (6 servings)
- 1 box frozen chopped spinach, thawed and drained thoroughly
- 1 cup nonfat milk
- 1 can Herdez brand green salsa
- 1/2 cup fat free sour cream
- 3 ounces soft goat cheese
- 1 Tablespoon garlic powder
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
Place all ingredients in the container of a large blender.
Blend until completely smooth.
Use as a burrito or enchilada sauce.
The process for making a burrito “smothered” is simple:
- Roll burrito with desired fillings.
- Transfer burrito to an oven-safe plate or baking sheet
- Pour burrito sauce over burrito.
- Top with cheese
- Broil for 5-6 minutes or until cheese is melted and sauce is hot.
- Transfer to a plate if necessary.
- Top with cold toppings.
The best part? Each of these burritos, as I made them, were only 8 PointsPlus! I used chili-lime chicken breasts, fresh avocado, fat free vegetarian refried beans on the inside of a La Tortilla Factory wrap, and with the fat-free sour cream and fresh salsa, the PointsPlus were minimal.