Is anyone else already a bit nostalgic that as the days go by, we are saying goodbye to our beloved autumn? I definitely am. I feel like this season went by so fast – granted it is not technically done, but fall as we know it, with golden leaves and double layers of sweaters, is long gone here in Montreal.
Yesterday morning, I woke up to a thermometer displaying -10ºC and the window by my office overlooking a leafless tree… Today, first major snow fall here! Oh well I guess it’s just means it’s time to take out my two piece Christmas red flannel pyjama.
Although we are entering the colder months, fall produce still occupies a big part of the groceries’ fresh produce aisle which makes me extremely happy! Fall fruits and veggies are some of my favorites.
I absolutely adore all squash.
Pomegranates are fruits from the gods.
Brussel sprouts are so simple to prepare and yet when paired with garlic and a bit of nooch (nutritional yeast) are absolutely DIVINE.
Cranberries’ acidity is delectable in any dessert and works surprisingly well in many savoury dishes.
Sweet potatoes. Yep, sweet potatoes are just awesome, no explanation needed.
Apples. I mean talk about a versatile fruit: from eating them raw as a snack, to pureeing them, caramelizing them, roasting them and enjoying them in any dessert unimaginable, there is a reason apples are one of autumn’s signature fruit.
Now that you are a bit more familiar with my love for fall and its produce, let me introduce you to this burrito. It’s called Fall Inspired Burrito Wrap for a reason; it not only contains 1 or 2 or 3 fall ingredients but a total of SIX fresh fall ingredients: butternut squash, Brussel sprouts, cranberries, sweet potatoes, garlic and shallots!
Making this burrito might require a bit of meal prep as it includes my Butternut Squash and Kalamata Olives Hummus as well as some of my Sugar Free Cranberry Sauce, but once you’ve made those, putting this burrito together should be a piece of cake and I promise you the result will be 100% worth it!
When I tested the recipe, my boyfriend and I shared one and as we both took a bite, we looked at each other with big eyes & immediately, I knew this one was one for the books.
All the different layers of flavours go so well together! I love the acidity from the cranberry sauce, which is beautifully balanced by the creaminess and saltiness from the butternut squash hummus. The slightly caramelized Brussel sprouts also complement so well the smokey sweet potatoes…ouff… I wish I had one right now as I am writing this.
Honestly this burrito would be perfect at any time of the day – for breakfast, pre lunch snack, lunch, post lunch snack, dinner, and midnight snack. Did I mention it’d be a great pre and post workout snack?
On a more serious note, I think you guys would really enjoy this one. If you do end up making it, make sure to share it on social media and tag me at @muriellebanackissa.
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