Black Bean Burrito Bowl Salad
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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 Beans
- Avocado Crema
What Else Can Add To The Salad?
- 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
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.
- 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
- 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
- Salad - Divide all the ingredients between two medium/large bowls.
- 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
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.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 730Total Fat: 19gSaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 11gCholesterol: 17mgSodium: 812mgCarbohydrates: 118gFiber: 27gSugar: 7gProtein: 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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