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California Ensalada Burritos

This is a true Cali-style burrito—with lots of chunky guacamole.



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1 small red onion, thinly sliced into rings (1 cup)
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¼ cup distilled white vinegar
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⅓ cup plus 2 Tbs. fresh lime juice, divided
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1 tsp. salt
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¼ cup cilantro leaves
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1 clove garlic
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2 Tbs. olive oil
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2 small avocados, cut into large chunks (2 cups)
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3 cups mixed baby greens
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1 ½ cups shredded cabbage
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4 radishes, thinly sliced
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1 tomato, quartered and sliced
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1 carrot, peeled and cut into matchsticks
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6 Tbs. toasted pepitas, optional
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4 7-inch low-fat, low-sodium tortillas, warmed


1. Stir together onion, vinegar, 1/3 cup lime juice, and salt in bowl. Cover, and chill 20 minutes, stirring occasionally.

2. Meanwhile, blend cilantro, garlic, and remaining 2 Tbs. lime juice in blender until garlic is minced. Season with salt and pepper, if desired. With blender running, slowly pour in oil until dressing is well blended.

3. Toss avocado chunks in separate bowl with 1 Tbs. dressing. Season with salt, if desired.

4. Toss baby greens, cabbage, radishes, tomato, and carrot in large bowl with remaining dressing.

5. Arrange greens mixture and pepitas (if using) in center of each tortilla, then spoon avocado chunks over top, mashing down lightly to keep from spilling out of burrito. Remove onions from marinade with fork, and divide sliced onions among tortillas. Roll up tortillas, leaving one end open.

Nutrition Information: 

7 g
Total Fat: 
16 g
Saturated Fat: 
3 g
38 g
0 mg
732 mg
10 g
6 g
Makes 4 burritos

Comments on this Recipe

Amazing no cook option for those really hot days! Loved it.

I can't believe this doesn't have more comments. It's a go-to summer meal for us. Really delicious.

These are SO good. So simple, yet so good. I come back to them time and time again.