These Vegan Burrito Bowls with Chimichurri Sauce feature tomato brown rice, black beans, a quick and delicious homemade corn salsa.

Vegan Burrito Bowls with Chimmichurri Sauce and Avocado Corn Salsa
Vegan Burrito Bowls with Chimmichurri Sauce and Avocado Corn Salsa
Vegan Burrito Bowls with Chimmichurri Sauce and Avocado Corn Salsa
Vegan Burrito Bowls with Chimmichurri Sauce and Avocado Corn Salsa

These bowls are easy to make, bursting with fresh flavour and I just love the different textures, from the crunchy red onion and corn to the satisfying and filling rice and beans. They are just packed with all the good stuff: cilantro, avocado, tomato, spices, jalepeno, garlic…so much yum.

Not only that, they’ve got a nice dose of protein from the black beans, some heart-healthy fat from the olive oil and plenty of energizing carbs from the rice.

The rice is flavoured with tomato, onion, garlic and spices and when combined with the tart chimmichurri sauce and fresh avocado corn salsa, oh my. That is my kinda bowl.

Don’t be put off by the ingredient list, it appears long but it’s a lot of repeated ingredients and pantry staples like onion, spices and garlic! It’s actually really easy to make. Enjoy!

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Vegan Burrito Bowls with Chimmichurri Sauce and Avocado Corn Salsa

Chimmichurri Burrito Bowls

  • Author: Deryn Macey
  • Prep Time: 20 mins
  • Cook Time: 10 mins
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 4 1x
  • Category: Entree
  • Cuisine: Mexican
  • Diet: Vegan

These black bean burrito bowls feature a delicious corn salsa and tomato brown rice.


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Ingredients

For the Avocado Corn Salsa

  • 1 avocado, diced
  • 1 tomato, seeded and diced
  • 1 jalapeno, finely diced
  • 1 red onion, finely diced (reserve 1/4 cup for the rice)
  • 1 cup fresh, canned for thawed frozen corn
  • 1/4 cup fresh cilantro, chopped
  • 1/4 tsp paprika
  • 1/4 tsp cumin
  • 1/4 tsp chili powder
  • pinch of salt and pepper

For the Chimmichurri Sauce

  • 1 1/2 cups fresh parsley
  • 1 1/4 cup fresh cilantro
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/4 cup red wine vinegar
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 1/8 tsp sea salt
  • 2 tbsp water

For the Rice

  • 1 1/3 cup water
  • 1 1/3 cup quick cooking brown rice
  • 1 tomato, diced
  • 1/4 cup red onion (left over from the salsa)
  • 4 cloves garlic, diced
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • 1/2 tsp paprika
  • 1/2 tsp cumin
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt

For the Bowls

  • 1 19 oz. can black beans, drained and rinsed or approx. 1/2 cup black beans per serving

Instructions

  1. Add all the rice ingredients to a saucepan and cook the rice according to package instructions.
  2. While that’s cooking, chop the ingredients for the Avocado Corn Salsa and add to a bowl. Add a pinch of paprika, chili powder, cumin, salt and pepper and mix it all together.
  3. Add the Chimmichurri Sauce ingredients to a blender or use an immersion blender and pulse a few times to mix to combine. It should be smooth but not totally pulverized, try to leave a bit of texture to it.
  4. Once the rice is cooked, divide it between 4 bowls. Divide the Avocado Corn Salsa between each serving, adding a scoop of black beans and the Chimmichurri Sauce.

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1
  • Calories: 488
  • Sugar: 60.5 g
  • Sodium: 962.7 mg
  • Fat: 15.1 g
  • Carbohydrates: 77.6 g
  • Fiber: 16.1 g
  • Protein: 15.2 g

Keywords: black bean burrito bowl, brown rice, healthy, gluten-free