I am not a cook. Nor do I play one on T.V. (or on this blog). You can read about my macaroni and cheese disaster if you don’t believe me. While I don’t pretend to be a cook, I am not always a disaster in the kitchen.
Sometimes I love what I make and the veggie burger roll is something that turned out well. Of course, I didn’t actually make any of the ingredients, I just assembled them together, but that isn’t the point. It was a quick, healthy meal that made me excited about eating.
I was trying to come up with something to eat and looked around the kitchen. I had an avocado that needed to be used. I love avocados but they sure are finicky. You don’t have a big window to use them. Whatever I made had to use the avocado.
A Roma tomato. It probably needed to be used soon, too. OK, so now I have an avocado and a Roma tomato. Those two things are pretty darn good alone, but I needed a bit more than that. What could I put with it?
Searching the cabinets and the refrigerator, I didn’t see anything I wanted to make with my two already selected ingredients. Then, I opened the freezer and staring back at me was the perfect solution, black bean chipolte veggie burgers.
Now, I needed a delivery system (aka fork, bun). I didn’t really want to eat it with a fork and I didn’t want all the bread of the bun. Plus, there was the little problem of not actually having any buns. So, I went on another search.
Again, the solution was found in the freezer.
There, in the freezer were whole grain tortillas. They are one of the few things I can freeze (maybe one day I’ll tell you more about how I am freezer challenged).
I took two veggie burger patties and put them in the skillet with a tiny amount of olive oil. Once it was soft enough, I chopped it up with my spatula. While it was cooking, I cut up the tomato and avocado.
When the veggie burger was close to being done, I put the tortillas in the microwave and heated them. I took the warm tortillas and put the sliced avocado and tomato on them then added the cut up veggie burger.
I took a photo of the yummy goodness then rolled them up and ate them. Easy, fast, healthy, and good. My four favorite words when it comes to cooking.
What is your favorite fast, healthy treat?