Black Bean Burrito Bowl Salad

Black Bean Burrito Bowl Salad – Your favorite burrito ingredients minus the meat and extra carbs to keep things HEALTHIER!! Ready in 10 minutes and keeps you satisfied but not stuffed! Great EASY lunch, dinner, or meal prep recipe!!

Black Bean Burrito Bowl Salad - Your favorite burrito ingredients minus the meat and extra carbs to keep things HEALTHIER!! Ready in 10 minutes and keeps you satisfied but not stuffed! Great EASY lunch, dinner, or meal prep recipe!!

What’s In The Burrito Bowl Salad

The great thing about salads, including this recipe, is that they’re highly flexible based on what you have on hand and enjoy. I kept things very straightforward and that I always have on hand and you likely will too. I used:

Black Bean Burrito Bowl Salad - Your favorite burrito ingredients minus the meat and extra carbs to keep things HEALTHIER!! Ready in 10 minutes and keeps you satisfied but not stuffed! Great EASY lunch, dinner, or meal prep recipe!!

What Else Can Add To The Salad? 

  • Avocado 
  • Guacamole
  • Cheese (shredded Mexican cheese blend, crumbled cotija, or panela are my recommendations)
  • Red, White, or Green Onions
  • Chipotle Peppers
  • Chile Peppers
  • Bell Peppers
  • Animal Protein (Chicken, Beef, Chorizo, Pastor, etc.)
  • Drizzled Lime Juice
  • Favorite Vinaigrette such as Mango Vinaigrette  
  • Salsa

Black Bean Burrito Bowl Salad - Your favorite burrito ingredients minus the meat and extra carbs to keep things HEALTHIER!! Ready in 10 minutes and keeps you satisfied but not stuffed! Great EASY lunch, dinner, or meal prep recipe!!

Meal Prep Recipe

This is a very easy meal prep idea for weekday lunches at work or school or for an easy grab-and-go healthy weeknight dinner that you just need to pull out of the fridge when hunger strikes.

As long as you don’t dress the salad and keep them somewhat separated and in semi-distinct piles as shown in the photos, you can assemble these four-ish days in advance without worrying too much about things getting soggy.

Healthy And Satisfying

As shown, my black bean burrito bowl (minus the avocado crema) is naturally vegan and gluten-free. You can always use vegan sour cream in the crema if it’s important to you to keep this recipe vegan rather than vegetarian.

The great thing about rice and beans is that they fill you up without stuffing you, and you’re satisfied for hours. Between the fiber and water-content in the lettuce, tomato, and corn – and without the tortilla wrap carbs in a traditional burrito – you’ve got yourself a healthier burrito option that’s ready in less than 10 minutes.

Black Bean Burrito Bowl Salad - Your favorite burrito ingredients minus the meat and extra carbs to keep things HEALTHIER!! Ready in 10 minutes and keeps you satisfied but not stuffed! Great EASY lunch, dinner, or meal prep recipe!!

Black Bean Burrito Bowl Salad

Black Bean Burrito Bowl Salad

Black Bean Burrito Bowl Salad - Your favorite burrito ingredients minus the meat and extra carbs to keep things HEALTHIER!! Ready in 10 minutes and keeps you satisfied but not stuffed! Great EASY lunch, dinner, or meal prep recipe!!

Yield: 2
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes

Ingredients

Salad

  • 2 cups cooked rice (I used brown rice; one 8.8-ounce bag precooked ready rice saves time; use your favorite rice)
  • one 15-ounce can black beans, drained and rinsed (I used no-salt added)
  • 3 cups lettuce
  • 2 Roma tomatoes, diced small
  • 2/3 cup corn (I used canned that I drained and rinsed, frozen or fresh is ok)
  • 1/4 cup fresh cilantro, finely minced

Avocado Crema

  • 1 medium ripe Hass avocado, peeled and pitted
  • 1/4 cup sour cream (or vegan sour cream)
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice (from about medium 1 lime)
  • pinch salt, to taste
  • water, if necessary
  • cilantro, optional for garnishing

Instructions

  1. Salad - Divide all the ingredients between two medium/large bowls.
  2. Avocado Crema - To the canister of a food processor or blender (mini food processors work great here), add all ingredients except water and blend until smooth and creamy. If mixture is thick, add water 1 tablespoon at a time until desired consistency is reached. Drizzle avocado crema over salad and serve immediately. Undressed salads will keep airtight in the fridge for up to 4 days.

Avocado Crema from Here

Notes

1. Note that nutritional stats take into account using all of the avocado crema spread over two bowls which is unlikely so the stats are going to be much lighter/less if you use a more moderate amount of crema, likely only a few tablespoons is all you'll need per bowl. Extra crema will keep airtight for up to 4 days, noting it may oxidize as time passes.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

2

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 730 Total Fat: 19g Saturated Fat: 5g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 11g Cholesterol: 17mg Sodium: 812mg Carbohydrates: 118g Net Carbohydrates: 0g Fiber: 27g Sugar: 7g Sugar Alcohols: 0g Protein: 28g
The nutrition info is artificially high because it takes into the entire batch of avocado crema and it is very unlikely it would all be entirely consumed at once.

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2 comments on “Black Bean Burrito Bowl Salad”

  1. This sounds so good! I love these make ahead salads and bowls for lunch and this is something I could eat 2 or 3 days in a row. I always love leftover sauce too (a little chili powder and cumin might turn it into a delicious dip for red bell peppers)!

    • I actually made this during the late summer and just got around to posting it now but it’s season-less food for me :) As you said, I could eat it many times in a row and you are so right, leftover sauce never goes to waste!

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