Fresh Mex Balance Bowls
I couldn't let Cinco De Mayo week go by without a Mexican-inspired recipe! I'm certainly no expert in Mexican cuisine, but I DO love it-- and I also LOVE a good meal-in-a-bowl (which is why I wrote a whole book on them-- launching on Thursday!).
This plant based bowl is simple, fresh and SO delicious, with the combination of seasoned cauliflower rice (you could absolutely use white rice, as well- I love the flavor and texture the cauliflower rice adds), fiber-rich and filling black beans, fresh tomato and cilantro, sweet corn, salty cotija cheese and creamy avocado. Some of the best dishes are simply the most fresh dishes-- no complicated ingredient list needed!
What's in it:
Base: cauliflower rice- sauteed and seasoned with sea salt and garlic powder
Protein: black beans (see below to take the flavor up a notch!)
Veggies: chopped grape tomatoes + cooked corn (technically a grain, but you'll let that slide, right?). My favorite is the frozen grilled corn from Trader Joe's
Flavor boost: avocado, cotija cheese + chopped cilantro
Want to take it up a notch? Sautee 1/2 an onion in some avocado oil until translucent, stir in a garlic clove, stir in the black beans, 1 tsp cumin and a squeeze of lime juice before adding to the bowl.
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