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Craving a tasty and nutritious meal without the hassle of takeout, try this plant based burrito bowl recipe.

This customizable plant based burrito bowl is brimming with protein and flavor, and it’s adaptable to any dietary preference. Whether you’re a plant-based eater or enjoy adding your favorite protein, this recipe is a winner. Whip up a batch in advance for convenient lunches throughout the week—just heat and enjoy!

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Additional Variations for Your Plant-Based Burrito Bowl

  1. Spicy Southwest Style: Add diced jalapeños, corn, and a drizzle of spicy salsa for a kick of heat and a burst of flavor.
  2. Mediterranean Inspired: Top with diced tomatoes, cucumbers, olives, and a sprinkle of crumbled feta cheese for a taste of the Mediterranean.
  3. Protein-Packed Power Bowl: Boost protein content with grilled tofu or tempeh cubes, quinoa, and a dollop of creamy avocado for a satisfying and nutritious meal.
  4. Tex-Mex Fiesta: Layer on diced red onions, black olives, shredded vegan cheese, and a dollop of guacamole for a festive and flavorful Tex-Mex twist.
  5. Asian Fusion: Add shredded carrots, sliced green onions, edamame beans, and a drizzle of sriracha mayo for a refreshing and vibrant Asian-inspired variation.

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Plant Based Burrito Bowl

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  • Author: Lora Ulrich
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x
  • Category: Plant Based


Enjoy the protein-rich goodness of this DIY Plant-Based Burrito Bowl—a flavorful and nutritious lunch option. Whether plant-based or just craving a tasty meal, customize your bowl and savor the convenience of homemade goodness. Say goodbye to takeout and indulge in the satisfaction of a homemade lunch that satisfies every craving!


  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • ½ tsp each of cumin, garlic powder, and salt
  • 2 large red bell peppers
  • 8 oz sliced mushrooms
  • 4 cups cauliflower rice
  • 8 oz of your favorite hummus
  • 1 can black beans, rinsed and drained (or your favorite beans)
  • 8 handfuls washed fresh spinach (or your favorite greens)
  • Optional: guacamole, salsa, diced jalapeños, diced red onions, or diced tomatoes.


  1. Sauté the Onion: Heat olive oil in a saucepan over medium-high heat. Sauté onion until soft and translucent.
  2. Add Seasonings and Cauliflower Rice: Stir in cumin, garlic powder, salt, and cauliflower rice. Cook until cauliflower rice begins to soften.
  3. Cook Bell Peppers and Mushrooms: Add red bell peppers to the saucepan and sauté until softened. Then, add mushrooms and continue cooking until softened.
  4. Assemble the Bowl: Layer fresh spinach in a serving bowl. Top with sautéed vegetables, black beans, and dollops of hummus.
  5. Garnish and Serve: Optionally, garnish with any combination of guacamole, salsa, diced jalapeños, diced red onions, or diced tomatoes. Serve immediately and enjoy!

Savor the goodness of this DIY Plant-Based Burrito Bowl—a protein-rich and flavorful lunch option that’s both delicious and nutritious. Whether you’re following a plant-based diet or simply seeking a tasty meal, customize your bowl to your liking and enjoy the convenience of homemade goodness. Bid farewell to takeout and relish in the satisfaction of a homemade lunch that hits all the right notes!

Elevate Your Burrito Bowl with Homemade Healthy Hummus

Enhance your Plant Based Burrito Bowl with homemade healthy hummus!

Creamy, protein-packed, and bursting with Mediterranean-inspired flavors, this hummus is the perfect accompaniment to your lunch or snack. Made with simple, wholesome ingredients, it’s easy to prepare and incredibly versatile.

Whether you’re dipping veggies, spreading it on toast, or topping your burrito bowl, this homemade hummus is a kitchen essential.

Homemade Healthy Hummus Ingredients:

  • 1 (15 oz) can chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/4 cup tahini
  • 3 tbsp lemon juice
  • 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp ground cumin
  • 1/2 tsp paprika
  • Salt to taste
  • Water, as needed for desired consistency
  • Optional: fresh parsley or cilantro for garnish

Healthy Hummus Cooking Instructions:

  1. Prepare Chickpeas: In a food processor, combine chickpeas and minced garlic. Pulse until coarsely chopped.
  2. Add Remaining Ingredients: Add tahini, lemon juice, olive oil, ground cumin, paprika, and a pinch of salt to the food processor.
  3. Blend until Smooth: Blend until smooth and creamy, adding water if needed for desired consistency.
  4. Adjust Seasonings: Taste and adjust seasoning with salt or lemon juice as needed.
  5. Serve: Transfer to a serving bowl, garnish with olive oil and paprika. Optionally, add fresh parsley or cilantro.

Hummus Nutritional Information:

  • Protein Content: Each 2 tablespoon serving provides approximately 2-3 grams of protein.

Don’t these sound delicious – and super easy? Grab-and-go lunches make life so much easier

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