chipotle veggie bowl

Chipotle Veggie Bowl

PUBLISHED: 2.18.2021

A delicious chipotle style veggie bowl, along with some other great veggie bowl combos.

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chipotle veggie bowl

Chipotle Veggie Bowl

PUBLISHED: 2.18.2021

A delicious chipotle style veggie bowl, along with some other great veggie bowl combos.

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With all the uncertainty of how and when we’re getting our groceries right now, a weekly meal plan + shopping list is challenging. I decided to share my signature chipotle veggie bowl recipe as well as give you a tested guide on how to build your own veggie bowl. With this guide, you’ll win over all the members at your dinner table, because everyone can make this bowl their own.

rice is a great base to a chipotle veggie bowl

The guide to a perfect veggie bowl

We’ve all been to enough fast casual restaurants to know the basic principles of a build-your-own-veggie-bowl. You start with a base, typically a starch or grain. Then add in some roasted veggies + leafy greens, and finally top with protein and fun toppings. Since I’m a visual person, I created a printable guide to the best veggie bowl every time. Any veggie bowl I create, including the chipotle veggie bowl recipe below, uses this guide. So easy, so delicious, and so satisfying in a few easy steps:

build your own veggie bowl guide
  1. Download + print the Build your own Veggie Bowl PDF here
  2. Scroll through the veggie bowl recipes below for inspiration
  3. Decide what to make and then head to the store. If you can’t find what you’re looking for, that’s okay because you can always mix and match with this guide.
  4. If you want an exact recipe, then I’ve included the chipotle veggie bowl below.

Inspiration! 6 veggie bowl recipes

To help get those creative juices flowing, I’ve got 6 great veggie bowl recipes below. Tweak them in a way that works best for you, or scroll to the bottom of this post to start with my chipotle veggie bowl recipe:

grilled squash veggie bowl

Grilled Squash Bowl

This bowl includes brown rice, Brussels sprouts, summer squash, sweet potatoes, as well as avocado to top.

chipotle veggie bowl

Chipotle Veggie Bowl

This bowl includes brown rice, black beans, roasted peppers and onion, romaine, guacamole, cashew cream, salsa, and lime. This is my copycat recipe of my favorite meal at Chipotle. I’ve included the recipe below too since it’s sooooo good!

Simple green veggie bowl with coconut sriracha sauce

Simple Green Bowl

This bowl includes brown rice, asparagus, my fav recipe for Brussels sprouts, parsley, and walnuts, then the whole bowl is smothered in a coconut sriracha sauce. Get the exact recipe from my book, Simple Green Meals.

Happy veggie bowl with quinoa, green veggies and sweet potato

Happy Vegetable Bowl

This bowl includes quinoa, Brussels sprouts, kale, sweet potato as well as a delicious coconut Sriracha sauce. Get the recipe here.

What is quinoa? This ancient seed is one of my favorites to use in a veggie bowl because it’s light, gluten free, and packed with protein! This base is a great swap if you’re looking for a non-rice option in the chipotle veggie bowl recipe.

veggie bowl recipe

Sesame Celery Bowl

This bowl includes fresh spinach, chickpeas, celery, carrots, cucumber, green onions, avocado, almonds and then is topped with a spicy dressing. Get the exact recipe from my book, Simple Green Meals.

veggie bowl

Teriyaki Veggie Bowl

This bowl is packed with flavors from the brown rice, squash, broccoli, cabbage, to the pineapple and tofu. I suggest doubling or quadrupling the recipe so you can have leftovers throughout the week for easy meal prep. This bowl reheats nicely and almost comes alive more, kinda like leftover Italian food. đŸ™‚

Veggie bowl sauces

I live for a good sauce. No matter what veggies are in the bowl, the sauce has to be perfect. I’ve been known to add my own sauces to takeout food, so that I can take it to the next level. This chipotle veggie bowl is then topped with cashew cream, guacamole, and salsa. It doesn’t have to be fancy to taste amazing! Here are a few of my fav sauces for veggie bowls:

Perfect these sauce recipes, and then turn any veggie bowl into a gourmet party in your mouth.

Will this chipotle veggie bowl recipe make it onto your next meal plan? If so, don’t forget to rate + review it below. Especially if you customize it; seriously, I love hearing how you make these recipes your own!

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Chipotle Veggie Bowl

  • Author: Jen Hansard
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 25 minutes
  • Total Time: 35 minutes
  • Yield: 1 bowl 1x
  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Cooking
  • Cuisine: Healthy
  • Diet: Vegetarian

Description

This Veggie Bowl recipe is super fresh, nutrient-dense and bursting with flavors! The rice can be made in advance and stored in the refrigerator to speed up the process. Recipe yields 1 meal-sized bowl.


Ingredients

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  • 1 cup brown rice
  • 1/4 cup black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 bell pepper, chopped into strips
  • 1/4 onion, chopped
  • 1/4 cup romaine lettuce
  • 2 tablespoons guacamole
  • 2 tablespoons cashew cream
  • 2 tablespoons salsa
  • lime, optional

Instructions

  1. Make cashew cream
  2. Cook brown rice as directed on packaging to yield 1 cup when cooked. (you can make more for leftovers too)
  3. Heat a skillet over medium heat. Add olive oil, then add chopped bell pepper and chopped onion. Cook until onions are translucent and peppers are soft. Remove from heat.
  4. Assemble the veggie bowl: start with brown rice on the bottom, then layer with cooked veggies, lettuce, guacamole, cashew cream, salsa, and black beans. Don’t be afraid to add more of your favs. Add a fresh squeeze of lime juice before serving.
  5. Enjoy!

Keywords: chipotle veggie bowl, veggie bowl

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  1. Dani Mitchell says:

    Thank you so much for this guide! I literally cannot make most of my fav recipes lately since items aren’t in my grocery store with this COV19 stuff. I also am impressed with the macros on this bowl: 15g protein is awesome for plant-based!!!! This would totally fuel me and be a great dinner (with leftovers).

  2. Leigh Gorman says:

    Any chance you would share your sauce guide??
    That would be quite helpful.

  3. Lesley says:

    I plan to make the Teriyaki Veggie Bowl (it sounds delicious!). I have one question on the ingredients for the spice blend though. Is it 3 TABLESPOONS of fresh ginger or 3 TEASPOONS? It is abbreviated differently from the previous ingredients, which makes me wonder whether it was supposed to be tsp (rather than tbs)?

  4. Angelic says:

    Thank you for the wonderful recipes! They all look delicious! I am curious though, what kind of couscous are you using because it is normally not gluten free.

    • SGS Rawkstar Jess says:

      Yes, couscous is not gluten-free. There are a handful of gluten-free couscous options available, I think it would depend on what your local grocery store carries. But even if you’re not able to find any, you can sub gluten-free options like quinoa and brown rice. đŸ™‚

    • Angelic says:

      Thank you, I was asking because in the recipes it say that it is gluten free in the portion explaining what couscous is. I just wanted to make sure.

    • Jen Hansard says:

      There was a mistake in the article Angelic. I meant to write quinoa and said couscous… which explains the confusion. I’ve updated it now to make more sense. Great catch!

  5. Elise says:

    Hi! This is awesome, thanks for sharing!

    The PDF says ‘see sauce guide’ in the toppings section, where can I find that?

    Thank you!

    • SGS Rawkstar Jess says:

      Hi Elise! It’s part of the “mix and match” guides we’re creating for our members of Rawk the Year. Right now, we’re offering a free 30-day trial of RTY if you’re interested in giving it a try! Here’s the link: RTY 30-Day Trial đŸ™‚

  6. Nancy Chaudhry says:

    Hi, The print button for the “build your own veggie bowl” sends you to a 404 error page.

    • Jen Hansard says:

      Hi Nancy. I’ve reached out to the tech team to see what happened there. Thanks for letting me know. I am pretty confident we can have it working in a few hours.

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