Day 5- Burrito Bowl Recipe

Dinner tonight failed, mainly because I spent the afternoon eating chips and dips… oops. But… my lunch was delicious, and it took a while to cook so it makes up for this evenings laziness!


My lunch today was a veggie burrito bowl and it was actually really tasty, I made myself proud. The components were: brown rice, guacamole, black beans and corn, red onion salsa, lettuce and sour cream.

I made each topping from scratch, minus the sour cream obviously. So, let’s start with the guacamole.


This was very easy, the ingredients were:

  • Avocado
  • Lime juice
  • Seasoning
  • Chilli

Very simply, I mashed a whole avocado with ½ lime and a few finely chopped pieces of chilli- the spice level is obviously up to you. Once It was all combined I added salt and pepper and mixed again. I have quite a bit leftover too which is great news for lunch/dinner tomorrow.


Secondly, onto the beans. This was the first time I have cooked with black beans myself and it was a bit of a nightmare to start with. I didn’t realise the beans would be in black, oozy jelly and it took me a few minutes of frantic googling and problem solving to work out I had to put them in a sieve and thoroughly rinse them. I am not sure how black beans come in the UK, but if it’s the same make sure you wash them lots. I guess it’s how you have to thoroughly clean chickpeas too.

Beans and corn!

I simply pan-fried the beans and frozen corn for a few minutes until the corn had a cooked through. I added cayenne pepper and fried again for a couple more minutes. Delicious. Once again, I had leftovers which are waiting patiently in my fridge.

Onion Salsa

The salsa was another very simple element, the ingredients were:

  • Red onion
  • Spring onion
  • Cucumber
  • Lime
  • Oil

Once again all I did was mix the ingredients. Both types of onion and cucumber was diced into small chunks and the oil acts as a little drizzle to prevent it from going dry. I only added a drop, and a large squeeze of lime.


The lettuce was simply chopped, and the brown rice cooked for the usual 30 mins. Once everything was ready I plated it up, I tried to make it look aesthetic but honestly as soon as I started eating it became a huge mix of Mexican mess- delicious!!!! I finished it wish a last squeeze of lime and a blob of sour cream, I can’t wait to have it again!!!

Please try this at home x

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