0 hours 5 mins
2/3 Cup Shredded chicken, finely chopped
1/2 Cup Black beans, canned and rinsed
1/2 Cup Frozen corn, thawed
1/2 Cup Shredded Cheddar cheese
5 Oz. Black Bean hummus (half the container)
1/4 – 1/2 Jalapeno, finely minced
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
1 Egg, beaten with water
Fresh Salsa, for serving
Avocado & Lime Crema (see below)
Lime Wedges, for serving
AVOCADO & LIME CREMA
1/2 Cup Fat-free Greek yogurt
1 Lime, zest and juice
1 Avocado, pitted and peeled
A pinch of Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
Mix everything in a blender and taste. Add more salt and pepper if needed. Serve in a bowl on the side with more lime zest on top.
4. Continue with all your wrappers until the filling is gone. Place in the fridge for about 20 minutes to set. If you are keeping them in the refrigerator longer then that, cover with plastic wrap. These actually taste better when left over night to let the flavors blend.
NOTE: This is an easy appetizer to make, fun to serve and people just love them. I like to call this “bar food”. You know, the kind of appetizers you get at a sports bar with a beer. These are slightly spicy and packed with good for you “stuff” like black beans, shredded chicken, corn, cheese and the surprise ingredient, Black Bean Hummus. I found this a couple of months ago and love it with tortilla chips but when I started thinking about this recipe, I just thought it would be great as the “glue” that holds the whole thing together. I wasn’t wrong… it worked great.
This black bean hummus is already highly seasoned with all the Mexican flavors you’d want. I add a little extra heat with some fresh jalapeño and then make sure I serve them with a cooling Avocado and Lime Crema. That too is easy to make and since I make mine with my go-to, fat-free Greek Yogurt (FAGE is my fav), it is also a healthy, tasty dipping sauce. I serve fresh salsa and cut limes on the side.
You can make these in advance and freeze them on a baking sheet. Then, bag them in zip lock baggies and store in the refrigerator for a couple of months.
To keep the recipe simple, I’ll buy either a rotisserie chicken and shred and chop the breast meat or buy a package of already shredded chicken in the deli section of my supermarket. I can have these on the table fast. Add brown rice and a veggie and you can turn this into a meal too.
If you like the Mexican flavors in this dish, be sure to try my Shrimp Tacos, my Crispy Avocado Tacos and my grab and go 7 Layer Mexican Dip Cups. Better yet, sign up for the newsletter and get recipes sent right to your inbox.