Vegetarian Burrito Bowl

We are definitely big fans of Taco Tuesday, but we like to switch it up here at 28. My vegetarian burrito bowl with black beans will satisfy those Mexican cravings with every mouthful. One of my favourite healthy recipes, this is packed full of flavour and perfectly balanced – you'll be wondering why you haven't tried this one earlier!
Prep Time: 10 mins
Cook Time: 15 mins
Total Time: 25 mins
Serves: 2
Course: Dinner, Lunch, Main Course
Cuisine: Mexican
Dietary Requirements: Vegetarian


  • 400 g black beans drained & rinsed
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1/3 cups water
  • 2 tomatoes finely diced
  • 2 sprigs fresh coriander finely chopped
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 red capsicum finely diced
  • 1/2 lime juiced
  • 1/4 red onion finely diced
  • 1/2 red chilli small, finely diced
  • 2 cups iceberg lettuce shredded
  • 125 g corn kernels tinned, rinsed

To Serve:

  • 1/2 lime quartered
  • 1/2 red chilli small, finely sliced
  • 1 tablespoon sour cream
  • 4 corn tortillas


  • Heat a non stick frypan over medium high heat and cook rinsed beans with the garlic, spices and 1/3 cup of water, stirring continuously for 2 minutes.
  • Transfer beans to a bowl and mash half the mixture using the back of a folk. Set aside.
  • Combine tomato with coriander, 1/2 teaspoon salt, capsicum and lime to make a salsa.
  • Divide iceberg lettuce evenly into base of bowls then place around with beans, corn and tomato salsa in blocks.
  • Top with lime and squeeze of lime juice, fresh chilli and sour cream.
  • Serve with corn tortillas.
Nutrition Facts
Vegetarian Burrito Bowl
Amount Per Serving
Calories 513 Calories from Fat 45
% Daily Value*
Fat 5g8%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Cholesterol 3mg1%
Sodium 1333mg58%
Potassium 1469mg42%
Carbohydrates 99g33%
Fiber 26g108%
Sugar 10g11%
Protein 26g52%
Vitamin A 2774IU55%
Vitamin B3 3mg15%
Vitamin C 84mg102%
Vitamin K 39µg37%
Calcium 156mg16%
Iron 7mg39%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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Posted by Sam Wood

Father and husband, on a mission to help people move more, eat better and make a positive change to their lives. Sam Wood has over 20 years experience as a personal trainer and is recognised as one of Australia’s leading experts and media commentators in the health & fitness industry. Sam is the founder and personal trainer of 28, Australia’s #1 home fitness and nutrition program, and he's also the proud owner of Australia’s largest personal training studio, The Woodshed, based in Brighton, Melbourne.