Make-ahead Healthy Burrito Bowl

Matte Black Bowls
by Matte Black Bowls
3 Bowls
30 min

This is a fun and easy idea for a healthy dinner or some lunches to make ahead for the week. All the ingredients keep well and fresh in the fridge for A few days - make sure to separate out the components if you are storing in Tupperware to stop anything going soggy. Adding the lime to the avocado should stop it browning, however, it still may a little. This is still fine to eat though. It can be adapted to suit your Tastes: swap quinoa for rice, black beans for kidneys beans, spinach for the slaw, or add in some extras like cooked peppers or mushrooms.

It can be easily adapted to have a bit more protein by adding feta or chicken to the top. To be a more filling meal, all the ingredients can also be stuffed into a tortilla wrap.

For some extra crunch, try sprinkling some crushed nachos over the top.

Make-ahead Healthy Burrito Bowl
Recipe details
  • 3  Bowls
  • Prep time: 10 Minutes Cook time: 20 Minutes Total time: 30 min
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  • 120g quinoa
  • 1 x tin of black beans 
  • 1 large carrot, grated 
  • 1/2 Cup shredded red cabbage 
  • 1 avocado 
  • 3 spoonfuls of sweetcorn 
  • Cooke Shredded chicken or feta, optional  
  • 1 TSP Cajun seasoning 
  • Squeeze of lime 
  • 1 TSP harissa paste
  • 1 TSBP Mayonnaise 

Cook the quinoa according to the packet instructions. Once cooked, drain and mix with the Cajun seasoning and add a little salt. 
Drain and rinse the black beans. Mix with the harissa paste and set aside. 
Mix the grated and shredded cabbage together in a bowl with a spoonful of mayonnaise and a pinch of salt. 
In a Bowl, scoop out the flesh of the avocado and mix together with a squeeze of lime, salt and some chilli flakes (optional).  
Now it’s time to assemble the bowls. Add a spoonful of the slaw, quinoa, sweetcorn and black beans into each bowl. Too with the smashed avocado and sprinkle over any cooked chicken or feta, if using.