If you’re after a healthy and tasty veg-fueled bowl that you can enjoy for lunch and dinner, this vegan burrito bowl is your go-to dish.
It has seasoned brown rice, a simple cucumber and tomato salad, sauteed corn, avocado mash, and a black bean tomato sauce. How can you go wrong with that flavour combination? You can’t….the answer is, you can’t.
Not only is it filled with nutrient-dense ingredients, but it’s super easy to make. For those of you that do meal prep, this Mexican-inspired bowl is perfect for your weekly rotation.
What is a burrito bowl?
For those of you that haven’t had a burrito bowl before. This bowl of goodness is essentially the ingredients that you’ll find in a burrito without the wrap, with a few twists along the way. Fewer carbs and more deliciousness.
If you want, however, to pack all of these components into a tortilla for a nicely compact meal, go for it! You do you.
What’s in this burrito bowl?
There’s no doubt that this is a nutrient-dense meal. It has fibre and protein-rich components with healthy fats.
Seasoned rice: We used brown rice instead of white for this recipe as it has more fibre and other nutrients. Who can argue with that? The use of stock to cook the rice infuses it with more flavour.
Beans: We used a basic tomato base for the black beans with red peppers for added flavour. You’ll also find a simplified version of a taco seasoning with smoked paprika, black pepper, cumin, oregano, and salt. This makes for a rich and tasty bean mix to add to your bowl.
Cucumber and tomato salad: Instead of a classic pico de gallo, we went with a cucumber based salad that requires less chopping, saving you time in the kitchen and adding some crunch and freshness to your bowl!
Corn: For quick and easy access, we used frozen corn for this recipe. With the addition of cumin and salt, it’s a staple in any good burrito! If you want to char it, you can continue cooking it until they start brown a little on the edges.
Mashes avocado: The addition of good fats in this bowl is a must! We made a simple guacamole not to overpower but compliment the other flavours in this bowl. You can, however, get a bit more adventurous and make our 5-ingredient guacamole to go in these plant-based burrito bowls.
Have you noticed that there is a theme of “simple” in this burrito bowl recipe? This doesn’t compromise on flavour at all, just fewer steps and less ingredients to use! It’s totally a win, win situation.
Other additions to this veg burrito bowl:
This dish is the perfect base for you to mix and match with what you like and have on hand.
Here are some extra suggestions of what would be delicious additions!
- Fajita veggies (pictured above)
- Vegan cheese
- Guacamole (instead of mashed avocado)
- Shredded tofu
- Tortila chips
This vegan burrito bowl recipe is:
- Sugar free
- Loaded with veg
- Using whole food ingredients
- Perfect for meal prep
Other delicious recipes you’ll love:
- Rainbow Falafel Salad
- Vegan Buddha Bowl Three Ways
- Vegan Tacos with Lentils & Cauliflower (Gluten-Free)
- Mushroom Fajitas
- Vegan Tempeh Reuben Sandwich