A Burrito Bowl recipe that's great for meal prep and to serve as a healthy lunch or dinner. Seasoned cauliflower rice, cilantro & black beans combined in an easy one bowl recipe. Vegan, Gluten Free, Easy, Healthy.
And since I really love a one bowl recipe that's easy, healthy and filled with Mexican flavors....
A Vegan burrito bowl just happens to be one of our personal favorites that hits all of those notes!
Along with this Mexican Street Corn Salad AND this Taco Soup!
Plus it's customizable so you can include all your favorite toppings or easily omit something you don't like!
- Cauliflower Rice
- Black Beans
- Red Onion
- Lime Wedges
HOW TO MEAL PREP BURRITO BOWL
First you need to prep all the ingredients...
- Start by ricing the cauliflower with a food processor - If you don't have one you can use frozen cauliflower rice that you can purchase at most grocery stores.
- Prepare the seasoned cauliflower rice per directions in recipe card below- this can be stored in the fridge in a covered container for up to five days.
- Store the remaining chopped up ingredients in a separate covered container in fridge till ready to assemble the bowl.
When ready to serve just assemble ingredients in a bowl and serve with freshly sliced avocado and lime wedges.
RECIPE NOTES & ADD INS
For presentation purposes I like to separate the ingredients when serving the bowl...
Combining everything together with the exception of the avocado & lime wedges is another way to serve or store this....
Optional Add ins include....
- Bell Peppers
- Green Chilies
- Extra Cilantro
AND IF YOU TRY THIS RECIPE PLEASE BE SURE TO LET ME KNOW IN THE COMMENTS BELOW…..
I’d love to hear if you make this & how you like it. Plus please be sure to include a star rating.
OTHER SALAD RECIPES TO TRY....
Broccoli Quinoa Salad (Vegan, Gluten Free, DF)
Roasted Broccoli Chickpea Salad (Vegan, Gluten Free)
Mexican Street Corn Salad (Gluten Free)
Until next time-xoxo
Burrito Bowl Recipe (Vegan, Gluten Free)
- 2 ½ cups riced cauliflower
- 1 tbsp. olive oil
- ½ red onion reserve handful for topping
- 2 cloves garlic minced
- ½ tsp. garlic powder
- 1 tsp. cumin
- ½ tsp. oregano
- dash of cayenne pepper
- salt & pepper to taste
- 1 cup black beans
- 1 tomato
- Avocado slices
- lime wedges
- 10 sprigs cilantro
- For cauliflower rice:
- Break cauliflower into florets and place in food processor
- Pulse until cauliflower is rice like. Remove and place on clean kitchen towel or paper towels and squeeze out any excess liquid.
- Meanwhile heat olive oil over medium heat and add chopped onion, minced garlic.
- Cook 2-3 minutes until fragrant and translucent.
- Add riced cauliflower, garlic powder, cumin, oregano, cayenne pepper and salt & pepper to taste.
- Continue to cook stirring frequently about 8-10 more minutes.
- Bowl assembly:
- Add Mexican riced cauliflower
- black beans that have been drained and rinsed
- chopped tomato and remaining chopped red onion
- chopped cilantro
- avocado slices
- drizzle with lime juice
Updated-originally posted March 2017
Forget quinoa and kale - cauliflower rice is the hot item of the season! Helps that it tastes amazing too, right?
Jennifer A Stewart
I am absolutely obsessed with Buddha bowls! I love salads but really I love all the toppings more than I love the lettuce part so Buddha bowls take care of all of that! Mexican is our favorite too and my kids will eat chicken tacos until they are blue in the face!! This is definitely going in the rotation!
The more I see the cauliflower rice the more I want to try it! I love your Mexican flavors in the bowl and that is probably the first flavor combination that I will be trying out,
I LOVE making cauliflower rice and I love it even more when the recipe is in bowl form so I can skip the tortillas all together. This looks awesomely delicious and I can't wait to make it for our next Fiesta night!
Thanks Megan 🙂
These Mexican cauliflower rice bowl looks super yum!!! I'm such a fan pf both Mexican flavor and Bowl food, that this might become my new fav recipe 🙂
Thanks Molly 🙂
I love cauliflower rice but have only often made it Asian-style. What a great and delicious idea to add some Mexican flair to it and load it up with all these yummy toppings!
This is MY type of recipe! So perfect for an easy and healthy lunch or dinner. Can't wait to try out this recipe!
Marisa @ All Our Way
I have not been on the cauliflower rice bandwagon. But your recipe sounds too tempting to resist. Love the Mexican touch - it would make a great lunch.
Oh my God! Cauliflower rice is everywhere! I've been meaning to try it, because we love cauliflower in my home. These Mexican rice bowls look like the perfect place to start too!
This burrito bowl is AMAZING! So much healthy stuff in one bowl... love it! This is perfect office lunch if you ask me 😉
Oh yummy! I am all over this "rice" bowl - I love avo and black beans and think this would be great for packed lunches 😀
Thanks and Yes great for lunch 🙂
I love how you substitute grain with cauliflower. It is such a wonderful idea! This bowl looks delicious and beautiful. Loving all the spices also.
Totally love cauliflower rice. This is a delicious healthy meal that can be made on busy weeknights. Full of flavour, colour and nutrition all in one bowl.
Lovely and flavorful vegetarian dish perfect for lent. It is incredible how awesome cauliflower can be.
I love cauliflower rice! It's so yummy and such a great substitute! It sounds wonderful with the spices you add to it here. Can't wait to give it a try!
Thanks Amy! Hope you Enjoy 🙂
Amy Katz from Veggies Save The Day
I am so excited to try this recipe! Meals in bowls are my favorite, and I love the ingredients you used. Plus it's Mexican, so I'm sold!
Thanks Amy 🙂
I haven't tried cauliflower rice yet but sounds delicious. Your burrito bowl is filling as it has black beans, veggies and lime. Can you call me some day we can enjoy this dish together.
Sure thing Swathi! Would love that 🙂
I'm very intrigues but this cauliflower rice. I have not seen it here. Sounds so much better than regular rice. Love the variety you have in this burrito bowl.
Michelle @ Vitamin Sunshine
I love cauli rice! It's such a great stand in, isn't it? Cauliflower is magical.
April J Harris (@apriljharris)
Happy It's Almost Friday to you too! Love this Mexican Cauliflower Rice Burrito Bowl. It looks so colourful and tasty, and I like that you've used cauliflower rice too!
This looks like just the sort of meal I pack for my work lunches! So colorful and fresh.
Hi Stephanie! What a delicious looking burrito bowl - my husband is a total cauliflower skeptic, but I've been keeping an eye out for recipes like this that I think would be a great "starter" to add it into our diets. With all the delicious Mexican flavors going on, how can you go wrong!? Pinned!
What a gorgeous burrito bowl! I love the idea of using cauliflower rice here!