I decided to try to create a healthier version of my favorite burrito from Northstar Cafe in Columbus, Ohio. It turned out great!
Sweet Basil Burrito
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Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat 176
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 20g
Saturated Fat 4g
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 2g
Monounsaturated Fat 12g
Total Carbohydrates 51g
Dietary Fiber 5g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
- 1 rotisserie chicken, shredded (I used store bought to save time)
- 1 red bell pepper, sliced thin
- 1 small sweet onion, sliced thin
- 1 bag of Trader Joe's riced cauliflower (or grate a head of cauliflower with your cheese grater)
- 1/3 cup plain yogurt (I used Greek 2%)
- 1/3 cup basil pesto (I make ahead and freeze in ice cube trays and this was about 3 cubes)
- 6 flour burrito-sized tortillas, I used La Tortilla Factory Low Carb, High Protein
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Shred your rotisserie chicken. Combine the yogurt and pesto. Preheat 2 teaspoons olive oil in a large pan. Add your onion and salt and pepper to taste; cook over medium-low for 15 minutes or so to get the onions tender and sweet. I added a bit of butter when my skillet got dry (optional). Then add your riced cauliflower and red bell peppers and a tablespoon of your pesto-yogurt sauce. Salt and pepper to taste.
- Preheat a pan to warm your tortilla. Spread the pesto-yogurt sauce on the tortilla. Add a spoonful of the vegetable mixture and top with the chicken. Fold like a burrito and enjoy!
- This can be a good make ahead lunch if you keep all your ingredients separate and assemble before eating. Serve with chips and salsa if you really want it to be authentic Northstar!
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