Saturday, September 8, 2012

Quinoa Burrito Bowl

Do you remember a few weeks ago I made a Chipotle look-a-like burrito bowl?  That dish was amazing, but it took a while.  The salsa...the guac...all that extra stuff. 

This quinoa burrito bowl is much quicker and just as tasty.   Mostly because the recipe just covers the quinoa and the beans and leaves everything else up to you.

But I like it this way.  I like simple goodness.  And this, is simple goodness.

Quinoa Burrito Bowl
serves 4
  • 1 cup dry quinoa + 2 cups water
  • 1/4 cup minced onion
  • 1 t minced garlic
  • 2 cans black beans, rinsed and drained
  • fresh cut cilantro to taste
  • 1/4 t chili powder
  • 1/4 cup lime juice, divided
  • Additional toppings: greens, corn, salsa, sliced bell pepper (red would have been gorgeous in the pictures, but alas, I only had a green one on hand!), cheese if desired.
-- Cook your quinoa.
-- Saute the onion and garlic in a little olive oil, add in the beans, chili powder and 1/2 cup water.  Bring to a boil, reduce heat, and simmer 5-10 minutes until the beans are starting to break down and the liquid is almost all gone.
-- Add 2 T lime juice and some of the cilantro to the beans and stir.
-- Add the other 2 T lime juice and desired amount of cilantro into the cooked quinoa.
-- To plate: layer the quinoa on the plate, followed by the beans, followed by whatever toppings you'd like

See, I told you it was easy!


  1. I was looking for recipes to use the big bag of Costco Quinoa that I bought and thought of your blog. Made this last night and we loved it! Thanks for the recipe. I'm gonna pin it so I remember to make it again. :)

  2. oh, so glad you found/liked it!! if you're looking to use quinoa, try the zucchini quinoa's amazing and so easy!