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Veg Avocado and Black Bean Tortas

These Avocado and Black Bean Tortas are a delicious and satisfying Mexican-inspired sandwich. They are perfect for lunch or a light dinner and are packed with flavor and nutrition.

Veg Avocado and Black Bean Tortas

Ingredients:

4 bolillo rolls or other crusty sandwich rolls
2 ripe avocados, sliced
1 can (15 oz) black beans, drained and rinsed
1/2 cup red onion, finely chopped
1/2 cup fresh cilantro, chopped
1 jalapeño, seeds removed and finely chopped (optional for heat)
1 cup shredded lettuce
1 tomato, sliced
1/2 cup vegan mayonnaise
1 tablespoon lime juice
Salt and pepper to taste
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1 teaspoon smoked paprika

For the Pickled Red Onions:

1 large red onion, thinly sliced
1/2 cup apple cider vinegar
1/2 cup water
1 tablespoon sugar
1 teaspoon salt

Instructions:

Prepare the Pickled Red Onions:
In a medium bowl, combine apple cider vinegar, water, sugar, and salt. Stir until the sugar and salt are dissolved. Add the thinly sliced red onion to the mixture and let it sit for at least 30 minutes, or overnight in the refrigerator for best results.

Prepare the Black Bean Mixture:
In a medium bowl, combine the drained and rinsed black beans, finely chopped red onion, chopped cilantro, chopped jalapeño (if using), lime juice, ground cumin, smoked paprika, salt, and pepper. Mash slightly with a fork, leaving some beans whole for texture.

Prepare the Rolls:
Slice the bolillo rolls in half and lightly toast them in a preheated oven or on a grill until they are crispy and golden brown.

Assemble the Tortas:
Spread a layer of vegan mayonnaise on the bottom half of each toasted roll. Top with a generous portion of the black bean mixture.
Add a layer of shredded lettuce, sliced tomato, and avocado slices. Season with a pinch of salt and pepper.
Top with a handful of pickled red onions.

Serve:
Place the top half of the roll on each torta and press gently. Serve immediately, and enjoy your flavorful and nutritious Avocado and Black Bean Tortas.

These tortas are perfect for a quick and healthy meal, full of fresh ingredients and delicious flavors.

Tips:

Serving:

These tortas are best served immediately after assembling to enjoy the contrast of textures and flavors at their peak. They make a perfect meal on their own or can be paired with a side of tortilla chips, a fresh salad, or a bowl of soup for a more substantial meal.

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