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burrito bowls

When I get home from work, I’m hungry. As much as I love making dinner, sometimes I’m just ready to eat and I don’t want to spend a lot of time prepping, chopping, and cooking. That’s when I look for shortcuts. These burrito bowls only take a few minutes to throw together so you’ll have dinner ready in no time!

burrito bowl

For this particular recipe, I used the which is a blend of organic red quinoa and brown rice with a little garlic and onion. It is 100% whole grain, a good source of fiber and gluten free.

It’s easy to customize these bowls with whatever you love!

quinoa bowl

How to Make Avocado Lime Sauce

You can make the avocado lime sauce a few hours in advance if you like. The lime juice will help prevent the avocado from browning, but I don’t recommend making it more than a few hours in advance.

avocado greek yogurt dressing

  • In a small dish, mash the avocado and stir in the lime juice.
  • Stir in the mayo and add a pinch of salt.

If you want to make the sauce super smooth, feel free to blend it in a small food processor. If you love this sauce, you’ll also love my cilantro sauce! It’s easy to make and it’s perfect drizzled on vegetables, tacos, and salads!

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Quick and Easy Burrito Bowls with Avocado Lime Sauce

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  • Author: Liz Thomson
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 2 large bowls 1x
  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: Mexican


These burrito bowls aren’t just delicious, they’re SO EASY. You’ll literally have lunch ready in 15 minutes flat, I promise! Plus, you’ll want to eat the avocado lime sauce off a spoon.


  • 1 cup black beans
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 avocado
  • Juice from 1 small lime
  • 2 tablespoon mayo (we used vegan mayo)
  • 1 tablespoon fresh cilantro, chopped
  • 1/2 cup pico de gallo
  • 2 cups prepared brown rice or quinoa
  • Handful of cilantro


  • In a small pot, add the beans, cumin, oregano, and salt and bring to a bowl.
  • Let the beans simmer for 5 minutes.
  • In a small dish, mash the avocado and stir in the lime juice.
  • Stir in the mayo, cilantro, and a pinch of salt.
  • Add the rice and/or into the bottom of the bowl, top with beans and pico de gallo, then drizzle on the avocado sauce.
Healthy Burrito Bowls with Avocado Lime Sauce

These quick and easy burrito bowls are a great lunch option for a busy day! AD

Posted by I Heart Vegetables on Wednesday, July 26, 2017

You could obviously add any of your favorite toppings to this. Cheese, sour cream, salsa, etc. I had mine with a little bit of the avocado lime sauce drizzled on top and that was all I needed! Of course, I scooped up some of my bowl with chips… because that’s the best part of a burrito bowl!

burrito in a white bowl

What’s your favorite burrito bowl topping?

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