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Friday November 17, 2023


Burrito Bowl


Make your own delicious and customizable burrito bowl at home with this easy and fresh recipe. Skip the takeout and enjoy a wholesome bowl filled with vibrant ingredients. Whether you’re a fan of cilantro lime rice, sofritas, or a variety of toppings, this DIY burrito bowl allows you to create a meal tailored to your taste.


Essential Components:

  • Cilantro Lime Rice:
    • 3 cups cooked cilantro lime rice (or white/brown rice)
  • Protein:
    • 2 cups cooked black beans (or pinto beans)
    • 1 recipe Tofu Sofritas
  • Veggies:
    • 1 recipe Fajita Veggies (or fresh veggies like romaine lettuce, cherry tomatoes, and corn)
  • Salsas:
    • Pico de Gallo
    • Choose from Tomatillo Salsa, Homemade Salsa, or Corn Salsa
  • Guacamole:
    • Prepare guacamole according to your preferred recipe.

Optional Toppings:

  • Pickled Red Onions
  • Pickled Jalapeños
  • Dairy (Optional):
    • Sour cream or Vegan Sour Cream
    • Cotija, feta, or shredded cheddar cheese
  • Fresh Herbs:
    • Fresh cilantro leaves


  • Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper


  • Lime wedges, for squeezing


  1. Prepare Rice:
    • Cook cilantro lime rice according to the recipe or use white/brown rice.
  2. Cook Beans:
    • Just cook black beans or pinto beans if not using canned.
  3. Prepare Sofritas:
    • Follow the recipe for Tofu Sofritas.
  4. Sauté Veggies:
    • Prepare Fajita Veggies as per the recipe or gather fresh veggies like romaine lettuce, cherry tomatoes, and corn.
  5. Assemble Bowls:
    • Divide the cooked rice among four bowls.
    • Top with black beans, sofritas, fajita veggies, and generous scoops of salsa and guacamole.
  6. Add Optional Toppings:
    • Garnish with pickled red onions, pickled jalapeños, sour cream or vegan sour cream, cotija, feta, or shredded cheddar cheese, and fresh cilantro leaves.
  7. Season and Serve:
    • Season the bowls with sea salt and freshly ground black pepper.
    • Serve with lime wedges for squeezing.

Serving Suggestions:

  1. Enjoy Immediately:
    • Dive into your homemade burrito bowl for a delicious weeknight dinner.
  2. Meal Prep:
    • Prepare components on the weekend and store them in separate containers in the fridge. Assemble bowls quickly for convenient lunches throughout the week.
  3. Burrito Bowl Bar:
    • Set up a burrito bowl bar for entertaining. Allow everyone to build their own bowls with a variety of toppings.
  4. Side Dish:
    • Serve with tortilla chips and salsa on the side for a complete meal.

Culinary Tips:

  • Customize your bowl with your favorite ingredients and adjust the spice level to your liking.
  • Experiment with different salsas or create a variety for a salsa bar.
  • For added freshness, drizzle the assembled bowl with a cilantro lime dressing before serving.


Say goodbye to takeout and hello to homemade goodness with this Burrito Bowl Recipe. Whether you’re following the suggested components or creating your unique combinations, these bowls are a feast of flavors and textures. Perfect for quick dinners, meal prep, or entertaining, these DIY burrito bowls bring the joy of customization to your kitchen. Enjoy the freshness, and savor each bite of your personalized burrito bowl!