Burrito Bowls with Chipotle Cream Sauce Recipe

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Mexican food is always packed with flavor and easy enough to duplicate at home. I (Ashley) read about a restaurant called Chipotle’s and their famous burrito bowls and was intrigued by the idea. I have never ate there but I love burritos. Since I am committed to making healthier choices this year and cutting out some of the extraneous carbs in my diet, I thought this might be something fun to try out at home. These burrito bowls were so much fun to create and tasted great! Give it a try—assemble your favorite burrito ingredients and layer as you choose.

burrito bowl ingredients

To make my burrito bowl I used the following ingredients:

  • Cilantro Lime Rice (or rice of choice)
  • Lettuce/spinach, roughly chopped
  • Salsa
  • Corn
  • Black beans, rinsed and drained
  • Tomatoes, diced
  • Avocado, sliced
  • Cilantro, roughly chopped

Burrito bowls are similar to creating a salad bar! Set out individual bowls and let each person assemble their own bowl based on the ingredients they like. Optional other ingredients you might want to include: chicken, steak, shrimp, onion, shredded cheese, jalapeños etc.

Chipotle Cream Sauce Recipe
  • 1 cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 2 tbsp. chipotle peppers in adobo sauce
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • Fresh squeezed lime juice (from 1 lime)
  • Salt (to taste)
  1. Combine all ingredients for chipotle cream sauce in a food processor and blend until smooth then chill for at least 30 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile prepare rice and any other ingredients that need to be cooked if including in your bowls.
  3. Prep other ingredients and set-aside until ready to assemble dishes.
  4. Once cream sauce has chilled, begin assembling burrito bowls as desired. I began with a base of rice then layered on spinach, tomatoes, corn, black beans, avocado cilantro and topped with a dollop of salsa and drizzled my bowl with chipotle cream sauce!
  5. Serve and enjoy!


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Ashley is a happily married stay at home mom to a beautiful little girl and a little boy. Ashley and her husband come from a small town and enjoy the simple pleasures in life, like GREAT FOOD. They love to try out new recipes and experiment in the kitchen together, but also enjoy reading, painting and photography.

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