Vegan Flautas Recipe | Cooking With Jade

Vegan Flautas Recipe

Vegan Flautas Recipe


Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Cuisine Mexican
Servings 4



For the filling:

  • 1 tbsp. olive oil
  • 1/2 onion chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 can black beans drained and rinsed
  • 1 tsp. ground cumin
  • 1 tsp. smoked paprika
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/2 cup vegan shredded cheese
  • 8 corn tortillas
  • Oil for frying

For the toppings:

  • 1 avocado diced
  • 1 tomato diced
  • 1/4 red onion diced
  • 1 jalapeno pepper seeded and chopped
  • 1/4 cup chopped cilantro
  • 1 lime cut into wedges


  • Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the onion and garlic and cook for 2-3 minutes, until softened.
  • Add the black beans, cumin, smoked paprika, salt, and pepper to the skillet. Cook for 5-7 minutes, stirring occasionally, until the beans are heated through and the flavors have melded. Mash the beans slightly with a fork to help them stick together.
  • Stir in the vegan shredded cheese until melted and combined with the bean mixture.
  • Warm the tortillas in the microwave or on a griddle until soft and pliable.
  • Spoon a few tablespoons of the bean and cheese mixture onto each tortilla. Roll tightly into a cigar shape and secure with a toothpick.
  • Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Using tongs, carefully place the flautas in the oil and cook for 3-4 minutes, until golden brown and crispy. Flip and cook on the other side for an additional 2-3 minutes.
  • Remove the flautas from the oil and place on a paper towel-lined plate to absorb excess oil.
  • To assemble the toppings, mix together the avocado, tomato, red onion, jalapeno pepper, and cilantro in a mixing bowl.
  • Serve the flautas immediately, topped with the avocado-tomato mixture and a squeeze of lime juice.


Calories: 418 | Total Fat: 18g | Total Carbohydrates: 54g | Dietary Fiber: 12g | Protein: 13g

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