I love making burritos for dinner. Only one pan gets messy, it takes about 7 minutes total, and I can make a perfectly me-sized portion. The other night, I made a soy chicken burrito with pineapple salsa and black beans that really hit the spot. The soy chicken I use is Delight Soy brand, which is a North Carolina based company that makes insanely delicious faux meat products. A little birdie told me that the soy chicken used in Whole Foods’ mock chicken salad is Delight Soy brand. If you’re in NC, you can procure your own Delight Soy chicken at Whole Foods or Earth Fare in the frozen foods section. Otherwise, Gardein makes awesome fake chicken, too. Here is my quick and easy burrito recipe:


  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 tsp. cumin
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/4 cup chopped cilantro
  • 1/2 can organic black beans, drained and rinsed
  • One serving soy chicken
  • 1/2 cup pineapple salsa (My favorite is Newman’s Own brand)
  • 1 whole wheat tortilla
  • 1/8 cup daiya vegan cheddar cheese
  • 1/8 cup tofutti vegan sour cream

Heat oil over medium heat in frying pan. Add onion, garlic, and soy chicken to pan, and saute 3 minutes. Flip soy chicken as necessary. Next, add cilantro, black beans, spices, and pineapple salsa. Stir until chicken is thoroughly heated, or about 4 minutes.

Sauteeing the Soy Chicken

Sauteeing the Soy Chicken, Onions, Garlic, and Cilantro

Place tortilla on microwave safe plate, add vegan cheese and heat in microwave about 1 minute, or until cheese has melted a bit. Add sour cream to tortilla, then scoop bean and chicken mixture from pan onto tortilla. Wrap and enjoy.

My Burrito, Pre-Wrap

My Burrito, Pre-Wrap, Pre-Tummy

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