Vegan Chipotle Bowl Recipe Flavorful and Delicious
- Prep Time: 15 minutes
- Total Time: 15 minutes
- Servings: 4
- 1 Can black beans, drained and rinsed
- 1 Cup corn, thawed if frozen
- 3 tomatoes, diced
- 2 Cups mixed leaves (lettuce, cabbage, etc.)
- 1 bunch of cilantro/coriander, chopped
- 1 avocado, cubed
- 1 lemon
Seasoning for the beans and salad
- 1 Tbsp olive oil
- 1/2 Tsp paprika
- 1 Tsp cumin
- 1/2 Tsp garlic powder
- 2 Tbsp Water
- Salt and Pepper
Heat the olive oil in a small skillet over medium heat.
Add black beans, all the spices while mixing well. About 1 minute.
Stir in water, once evaporated turn off the heat, and set aside.
Layer the cooked black beans, corn, tomatoes, cilantro, avocado, mixed leaves, and a squeeze of lemon juice.
Toss gently so the spices from the beans can permeate the entire salad.
For a picnic or a weekday lunch, simply layer ingredients in a mason jar, when ready pour the dressing, and voila!
Feeling adventurous? Here are some fun additions: cooked brown rice, jalapeno pepper, salsa, red onions, sauteed peppers, grilled tofu, even fresh mangos!
Don’t skip on sautéing the beans, it adds so much flavor here.
If you are doing meal prep, prepare vegetables, cooked beans, and place in separate tightly sealed containers. This can be kept in the refrigerator for about 4 days.
Avocados turn brown quickly, adding this last with a squeeze of lemon is best right before eating.
If you’ve tried this recipe or any others on this blog, let me know how you liked it by tagging @veggicurean or by leaving a comment below. -BON APPÉTIT!
Are Vegetarian Burrito Bowls Healthier?
Because these fresh and delicious Vegan Burrito Bowls are not wrapped in a high-carb tortilla like the conventional burrito, they are so much healthier without the guilt of additional carbs and fat. OH! Did I mention that you don’t have to be a professional chef and you can customize to any dietary modification? So, get ready, load up on the fiber, and micronutrients this Chipotle Bowl is ready to offer you.
How to Make Chipotle Veggie Bowl?
My family and I really enjoy making these Vegan Burrito Bowls because we get to add our favorite things. When crafting my bowls, I typically like to stick with some type of grain, beans, vegetables, and toppings.
Grains- Although not using rice for this Vegetarian Burrito Bowl, adding cooked brown rice, cauliflower rice, or quinoa to these would be delicious! A little secret tip for you, cooking rice in some vegetable broth will add some extra flavor.
Beans- They are such an excellent source of protein and fiber and help with making my Vegan Mexican Recipes like my One- Pot Mexican Soup, so satisfying. Also, beans are the perfect canvas to add tons of spices to. In this Chipotle Veggie Bowl, the cumin, paprika, garlic, and squeeze of lemon elevates these black beans.
Vegetables- This is where you can pile up on your favorites without feeling guilty. In this Vegan Bowl Recipe, I used tomatoes, corn, romaine lettuce, and avocado. But adding some lightly sauteed bell peppers and onions would also add some great flavor and crunch as well.
Toppings- I go off what I am in the mood for, and I don’t skimp on them either. I relish in adding sweet and fresh diced mangos like in my Mango Jicama Salad, spicy sliced jalapenos, fresh salsa, or even some toasted cashews.
What Are Good Vegan Substitutes for Meat?
Being vegan I have experimented a lot with different protein substitutes, I want to make sure it offers me a satiated feeling while also providing my body with lots of nutrients. Here are a few vegan substitutes out there for meat:
- Tofu- Flavorless in its natural form but will take on the flavors of any dish you are making. 4 ounces of tofu contains about 11 grams of protein.
- Tempeh- Made from the whole soybean and having a strong flavor, a half cup of tempeh contains about 17 grams of protein.
- Seitan- Is a wheat gluten that has a dense and chewy texture, 3 ounces of seitan contain about 20 grams of protein. Not for those with a gluten allergy.
- Texturized Vegetable Protein (TVP)- Being highly processed and with not a lot of flavor like tofu, TVP adds a meaty texture to dishes, a half-cup contains about 14 grams of protein.
- Jackfruit- Popular in Southeast Asian cooking, this meat substitute can be found raw or canned, has a chewy texture with a slightly fruity flavor. One cup of raw jackfruit has about 2.4 grams of protein.
- Legumes- More popularly used, this affordable ingredient is unprocessed and comes in many variations such as black beans, chickpeas, lentils, red beans, adzuki beans, etc. In one cup of legumes, there are about 18 grams of protein.
Making these bowls is a fun way to get the entire family involved, and when it’s all done, everyone would’ve gotten something they each enjoyed!
Health Benefits and Allergens of Vegan Chipotle Bowls
There are a multitude of health benefits to this Vegan Chipotle Bowl if prepared as directed. Here are a few you can gain by using the ingredients in this dish:
- Black Beans- Is high in protein, promotes heart health, and high in antioxidants.
- Corn- Has a high fiber content which can aid in digestion. Is also a good source of antioxidant carotenoids like lutein which may promote eye health.
- Tomatoes- A good source of Vitamin C, Potassium, Vitamin K, Folate, and helps to reduce the risk of heart disease.
- Cilantro- Can help with fighting infections and can help with digestion and gut health.
- Avocado- Loaded with healthy fats, fiber and potassium. All of these can aid in supporting healthy blood pressure and cholesterol levels.
- Lemon Juice- This is a great source of Vitamin C and can aid in improving digestive and heart health.
- Olive Oil- Olive Oil- Rich in monounsaturated fats, may prevent stroke, and has anti-inflammatory properties.
- Paprika- May help reduce inflammation in the body, regulate blood sugar and cholesterol levels.
- Cumin- Can help control blood sugar levels, lower cholesterol, and assist in weight loss.
- Garlic- Can help lower cholesterol and blood pressure levels.
- It’s healthy
- It’s vegan
- It’s grain-free
- It’s gluten-free
- It’s nut-free
If you’ve tried this recipe or any others on this blog, let me know how you liked it by tagging @veggicurean or by leaving a comment below.