Birthday Burrito Bowl

Ok, so I kind of feel like the Burrito Bowl has been done to death in the blogging world. And I can’t tell you that I have an exciting new spin on it. BUT it is probably my favourite dish to make ever and I’m excited to share my take on the bowl with you on a very special day. My Birthday!

Burrito Bowl (makes 2 generous portions)

1/2 cup quinoa soaked for at least a couple of hours (I find the tri-coloured kind on sale in the bulk section of whole foods – score!)

1 medium sweet potato, peeled & chopped into bite-sized pieces

1 clove of garlic, minced

1/4 of a small red onion, chopped

1/2 of a red bell pepper, chopped

1 persian cucumber, chopped (or about 1/2 cup of english cucumber, chopped)

1 cup of kidney cooked kidney beans

1/2 of a medium avocado mashed with a bit of lime juice and a sprinkle of salt & pepper

1/4 cup of salsa (I used my homemade kind – you can make some, or use whatever you have on hand or just chop some tomatoes)

1/4 cup of cilantro

Start by cooking the quinoa in 1 cup of water or vegetable broth. Bring it to a boil and, lower the heat &  let it simmer for approximately 15-20 minutes or until the liquid has cooked off. Peel & chop your sweet potato, add it to a small pot and cover it with water. Bring it to a boil and then lower the heat & let it simmer for 7 minutes. While your quinoa & sweet potato are cooking, chop the rest of your veggies & mash your avocado. Once the quinoa has cooked, layer half of it in a bowl. Add half of the kidney beans, sweet potato, bell pepper and cucumber. Toss on half of your onion & garlic and top with a dollop of mashed avocado and some salsa. Finish it off by adding some cilantro. Sprinkle a bit of salt & pepper on top. I layered the rest in a pyrex container for lunch the next day.

**Notes: You could cook your quinoa & sweet potato ahead of time to throw this together quickly. You could also sautée your onion, garlic & pepper if you prefer.

I make variations of this at least a few times a month – this is my favourite right now =) Enjoy!

Hope you are having a fantabulous week! Catch’ ya back here Friday.

I’m sharing this recipe on Healthy Vegan Fridays & Plant Based Potluck Party.

9 thoughts on “Birthday Burrito Bowl

  1. Mmm I love burrito bowls. I call mine the Naked Burrito Bowl because it’s everything I love in a burrito, just without the tortilla! Cucumber is a nice idea to add, would give it a nice cooling texture!
    Hope it was a wonderful birthday!

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