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Healthy burrito bowls made with rice, tofu, black beans, colourful peppers and tomatoes.
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4.50 from 2 votes

Healthy Vegan Burrito Bowls (gluten-free)

These Healthy Vegan Burrito Bowls are the perfect quick weekday meal. Protein-packed and delicious, they're ideal for work lunches and meal prep.
Prep Time25 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Main Course, Salad
Cuisine: gluten-free, healthy, Mexican, vegan, vegetarian
Servings: 2 people

Ingredients

Smoky Dressing (optional)

  • Juice of one small lemon
  • 6 tablespoon avocado, olive or grapeseed oil
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon smoked paprika
  • ½ teaspoon onion powder
  • 3 tablespoon coconut yoghurt (or your favourite unsweetened plant-based yoghurt)

Bowls

  • cups cooked brown rice (I used long grain)
  • 1 heaped cup chopped leafy greens (I used a combination of spinach and romaine lettuce, but anything works)
  • ½ cup yellow pepper, diced into small pieces
  • ½ heaped cup cooked black beans, drained and rinsed if from a can
  • 10 cherry tomatoes, sliced in half
  • cup smoked tofu, cut into 1cm cubes
  • ½ an avocado, sliced thinly
  • ½ cup your favourite salsa

To serve

  • Lime wedges
  • Tortilla chips

Instructions

  • If using the Smoky Dressing, first make it by adding all dressing ingredients to a mason/jam jar. With the lid on tightly, shake the jar vigorously for 30 seconds. Set aside.
  • Prepare all bowl ingredients as instructed above.
  • Assemble the bowls by adding each ingredient in a row next to each other.
  • If not using the dressing, spoon the salsa all over the bowls so that it coats the ingredients. Otherwise, drizzle the dressing all over the bowls. (If you're preparing these bowls as packed lunches, store the dressing in a separate container until ready to eat, to avoid soggy food!)
  • Serve with wedges of lime and enjoy!

Notes

Variations - These burrito bowls are really delicious as they are, but feel free to add in/substitute your favourite ingredients if you wish. Some ideas for optional extras include grated vegan cheese, sweet corn, cilantro and vegan sour cream.
Dressing - The Smoky Dressing recipe I've included below is totally optional. I think it goes really well with the bowls, but if you're in a hurry and need to shave 5-10 minutes off the recipe time you could just as easily use extra salsa as a dressing instead. It works really well with the ingredients and adds a nice moistness to the dish.