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Vegan burrito recipe

Vegan burrito recipe

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Make breakfast or weekend brunch a real occasion with this hearty vegan burrito recipe. Filled with a mix of sweet roasted potatoes and peppers, mashed avocado and spicy scrambled tofu – it’s a Mexican-inspired full English all wrapped up in a soft floury tortilla. See method

  • Serves 4
  • 10 mins to prepare and 40 mins to cook
  • 693 calories / serving
  • Vegan
  • Vegetarian
  • Dairy-free


  • 700g sweet potato, chopped into bite-sized chunks
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1 red pepper, chopped into bite-sized chunks
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 4 spring onions, sliced, white and green parts separated
  • 1 large avocado
  • 1 lime, juiced, plus extra wedges to serve
  • 150g cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1 tbsp roughly chopped fresh coriander
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 1 x 396g pack tofu
  • 1 tsp Cajun seasoning
  • 4 large soft flour tortillas
  • 50g baby spinach leaves
  • 100g dairy-free cheese, grated
If you don't have any spring onions, try using white onions or leeks and adjust the amount accordingly

Each serving contains

  • Energy

  • Fat

    33g 46%
  • Saturates

    11g 55%
  • Sugars

    27g 30%
  • Salt

    2g 32%

of the reference intake
Carbohydrate 80g Protein 22g Fibre 7g


  1. Preheat the oven to gas 7, 220°C, fan 200°C. Put the sweet potato in a large pan and cover with water. Add a pinch of salt, bring to the boil, then simmer for 2 mins. Drain the potatoes thoroughly and toss in a roasting tray with the paprika, red pepper and 1 tbsp oil to coat. Roast for 20 mins then mix the white parts of the spring onion into the tray and return to the oven for a further 15 mins.
  2. Meanwhile, roughly mash the avocado flesh with most of the lime juice in a bowl, keeping the texture quite chunky. Mix the tomatoes in another bowl with the coriander and remaining lime juice.
  3. To make the scrambled tofu, heat the remaining oil in a frying pan and add the garlic and the green parts of the spring onions. Cook for 2 mins until softened then add the tofu and Cajun seasoning. Mix well and break up the tofu as it cooks. Once heated through, season to taste and stir through a quarter of the roasted sweet potato and pepper.
  4. To serve, warm the wraps following the pack instructions. Spread some of the mashed avocado over each, top with a few spinach leaves, the tofu and sweet potato mix (you may not fit it all in). Finish with the tomatoes and a sprinkling of grated cheese.
  5. Fold up the top and bottom edges then roll to fully enclose the filling. Cut in half and serve with the lime wedges and any remaining sweet potato on the side.

Tip: This makes a great sharing brunch to feed a crowd, simply double the quantities and let everyone assemble their own burritos at the table.

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