Kelly the Culinarian: Cooking with Kelly: Better Burrito Bowl Recipe

Friday, May 18, 2012

Cooking with Kelly: Better Burrito Bowl Recipe

By the way, have you entered the mi-bra giveaway yet? You should go do that now.

I love Chipotle so much - the guacamole and chips there are just amazing. But the food there is deceptive. You think you're eating pretty well with your bowl of greens and lean protein. However, add it all up and your burrito bowl can become as butt-expanding as a burger.

During my Meatless May Challenge, I've been looking for healthy sources of protein. Quinoa certainly fits the bill, so my better burrito bowl featured cilantro lime quinoa, along with black beans and all the greens you could want.

Better Burrito Bowl Recipe
1/2 cup cooked quinoa
1 Tablespoons fresh lime juice
1/8 cup chopped cilantro
Pinch of salt and sugar
1/2 cup black beans
1 teaspoon taco seasoning
1 small head romaine lettuce
1 roma tomato
1/4 cup cheddar cheese
1 Tablespoon light sour cream
1/4 avocado, cubed

Mix the lime juice, cilantro, sugar and salt. Pour over the quinoa and mix to combine.

Next, combine the beans and taco seasoning, slightly mashing the beans in the process.

Chop the romaine lettuce, the top with the tomato. Heat the quinoa and beans, then top the romaine with the mixture before adding the cheese and sour cream. Top with the avocado and dig in.

1 comment:

Erin said...

Mmm, this sounds good! I'm not always a fan of cilantro, though, so I'd probably leave that part out. Even though I know it makes the rice taste more like Chipotle.