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Vegan Burrito Bowls

  • Author: Lexi
  • Total Time: 45 minutes
  • Yield: 4-6 servings 1x
  • Diet: Vegan


These delicious vegan burrito bowls are the perfect weeknight dinner and can be easily customized for just about any diet. We like ours with cilantro lime brown rice, spicy black beans, homemade guacamole, salsa, vegan cheese and hot sauce!



Cilantro Lime Rice: 

  • 2 cups rice (cooked in 3-3 1/2 cups vegetable broth)
  • 1/2 cup fresh cilantro, chopped well
  • Juice from one lime
  • 1 tsp salt 

Black Beans:

  • 1 small onion, finely diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tbsp tomato paste
  • 1/2 tsp cumin
  • 1/2 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp chilli powder
  • 1 can black beans, drain a little bit of the liquid but not all

Homemade guacamole:

  • 3 avocados 
  • 1 jalapeño, minced
  • 1/2-3/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp cumin
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 of a lime
  • 3 tbsp cilantro
  • Optional: 1 tbsp finely diced pickled red onion 

Other toppings:

  • Salsa
  • Pickled onion or jalapeño
  • Vegan cheese
  • Fresh cilantro & lime wedges
  • Hot sauce of choice


Cilantro Lime Rice:

  1. Cook rice according to package directions. We usually sub water with vegetable broth, but up to you. 
  2. When rice is finished cooking, add lime, cilantro and salt. Stir well. Taste and adjust seasoning as desired. 

Spicy Black Beans: 

  1. In a small pot, sauté onion in a bit of neutral oil until softened – about 5-7 minutes. Add garlic and continue cooking for a minute or two until garlic is softened and fragrant.
  2. Add tomato paste, cumin, paprika, salt and chili powder. Stir well, then add black beans. Let simmer and cook for about 5 minutes.
  3. Remove from heat and use an immersion blender to blend mixture – we usually just pulse it a few times so there are still some larger pieces of black beans. If you'd prefer, you don't have to blend it at all.

Homemade guacamole:

  1. Add avocados to a large bowl. Mash well with the back of a fork, then stir in remaining ingredients. Taste and adjust as desired. 

To serve:

  1. Fill bowl with rice, beans, guacamole, salsa and other desired toppings. Store guacamole separately if storing leftovers.
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: Mexican-American


  • Serving Size:
  • Calories: 477
  • Sugar: 4.6 g
  • Sodium: 1283.9 mg
  • Fat: 27.7 g
  • Saturated Fat: 10.6 g
  • Trans Fat: 0 g
  • Carbohydrates: 54.6 g
  • Fiber: 14.8 g
  • Protein: 9.3 g
  • Cholesterol: 0 mg

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