Vegan Burrito Bowl with Fresh Salsa (gluten-free + oil-free option)

Seriously satisfying rice and beans with sautéed onions and peppers, fresh salsa and avocado.  

This Burrito Bowl with sautéed onions, garlic and peppers is simple to make and full of flavour. The base of this bowl consists of rice and beans, which are a healthy choice that make for a filling, protein-packed, plant-based meal. This Burrito Bowl wouldn’t be complete without fresh toppings, including avocado, raw salsa, lime and cilantro (which is totally optional).

Seriously satisfying vegan burrito bowl made with rice and beans, sautéed onions and peppers, fresh salsa and avocado.  

Seriously satisfying vegan burrito bowl made with rice and beans, sautéed onions and peppers, fresh salsa and avocado.  

The salsa featured in this recipe is simple to make, and a perfect way to showcase almost any variety of tomato, especially while they are in season locally. I've also included my recipe for the fresh salsa below. The original raw salsa recipe can be found on my blog here

I've partnered with Let's Nom to offer a selection of my recipes with all of the ingredients delivered right to your door, like this Vegan Burrito Bowl, which comes with pre-portioned, mostly organic ingredients that are ready to cook! As always, my recipes are 100% vegan, simple to make for home cooks at any skill level, and most importantly, delicious. 

I've partnered with Let's Nom to offer a selection of my recipes with all of the ingredients delivered right to your door, like this Vegan Burrito Bowl, which comes with pre-portioned, mostly organic ingredients that are ready to cook! As always, my recipes are 100% vegan, simple to make for home cooks at any skill level, and most importantly, delicious. 


Vegan Rice and Beans Burrito Bowl

Ingredients 

1 cup brown rice

2 cups filtered water

2 tbsp avocado oil (or water if you'd like to make this oil free)

1 red, yellow or green pepper, diced

1 medium onion, diced

2 - 3 cloves of garlic, minced

2 - 3 teaspoons Mexican Chili Powder, or to taste 

1.5 cups of black beans (1 can, about 398 ML), preferably "No Salt Added" 

Pink Himalayan salt & freshly ground pepper, to taste

1 ripe avocado

Fresh Tomato Salsa (recipe below)

Lime wedges, for serving 

Fresh cilantro, for garnish

(use organic ingredients)

makes 2 to 3 servings

Instructions

1. Rinse rice under cold water. Add rice and filtered water to a small pot. Place pot on stove, cover and set to high heat.

2. When water comes to a boil, turn heat down to medium-low and cook covered for ~20mins. 

3. Heat frying pan on medium-high heat. Add avocado oil (or water if you'd like to make this oil free, you may have to add extra while you cook as needed).

4. Add onion, pepper and minced garlic to pan. Add a tiny pinch of salt to draw out the liquid - this helps the onions to soften.  Sauté for 6 to 8 minutes, until the onions are golden and the peppers are cooked. Stir often and keep an eye out to ensure that the garlic doesn't burn.

5. Add beans, rice and chili powder to pan. Adjust the amount of chili powder depending on how spicy the powder is and according to your preference.

6. Season with pink Himalayan salt and ground black pepper to taste. Sauté for another 2 to 4 minutes until mixed and heated through. 

7. Serve warm and top with avocado, tomato salsa (recipe below) and a wedge of lime.


Fresh & Raw Tomato Salsa

Ingredients

1 + 1/2 cups tomato, chopped 

1/2 cup red or green onion, diced  

Juice of 1 lime

Fresh chopped cilantro, to taste

Fresh finely chopped hot pepper, or hot sauce to taste**

Pink Himalayan salt & freshly ground pepper, to taste

(use organic ingredients)

makes about 2 cups of salsa

Instructions

1. Mix chopped tomatoes and onions in a large mixing bowl. 

2. Dress with the juice of 2 limes and your favourite hot sauce to taste. Mix to combine evenly. 

3. Add fresh cilantro, using as much as you would like. I personally love cilantro so I usually add about 1/4 of a cup. If you are not a fan of cilantro try adding another mild fresh herb like parsley.

4. Season with Himalayan salt & freshly ground pepper to taste and you’ve got fresh salsa.

**Note: If you’d like to make this salsa completely raw use finely chopped hot pepper in place of the hot sauce. 

This Fresh & Raw Salsa is delicious served on its own, or with other spreads and dips. It is also great with grilled veggies, or try as a topping on your next rice bowl!

This Fresh & Raw Salsa is delicious served on its own, or with other spreads and dips. It is also great with grilled veggies, or try as a topping on your next rice bowl!


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