Photo of spicy bean mini wraps
These veggie mini wraps are quick to make and packed full of goodness. [Photo: Vegetarian Society]

Spicy bean mini-wraps

19 May, 2015

These wraps are ideal for when you are ‘brown bagging’ it for lunch or as a snack served with carrot sticks, slices of red pepper or a dollop of guacamole. For a variation, why not mash a ripe avocado and spread it on to the wrap in place of the cream cheese and chives?

Make ahead of time to allow them to set. This quick to prepare recipe makes between 12-14 mini wraps.


  • 75g  (2 oz) vegetarian cream cheese
  • 3 tsp dried chives
  • 2 x 25cm tortilla wraps
  • 400g (13.5 oz) tin of kidney beans, drained
  • 1 small clove garlic, finely chopped
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1 tbsp tomato purée


Stage one

1 Using a fork, mix the cream cheese and chives together in a small bowl.

2 Place the two tortilla wraps side by side on a flat surface.

3 Spread the cream cheese and chive mixture on the two tortillas, dividing the mixture evenly.

Stage two

1 Pour the kidney beans into the sieve and rinse well.

2 Transfer the beans to the medium mixing bowl and slightly mash them with the remaining five ingredients.

3 Again dividing evenly, spread this mixture on top of the cream cheese and chives, leaving a gap of approximately 2cm at the top end of each wrap.

4 Roll the tortilla in a sausage shape, starting from the bottom and rolling toward the gap at the top.

5 Wrap each tortilla in cling film, twisting the ends of the film tightly.

Stage three

1 Refrigerate for 4 hours.

2 Remove the cling film and slice into 6 or 7 even rounds.



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Recipe © The Vegetarian Society 2009  (taken from the booklet Veggie Kids’ Kitchen, available for free from the Vegetarian Society)