20-Minute Black Bean Burrito Bowls with Fresh Mango Salsa
Looking for a quick, healthy, and delicious meal? Look no further than Black Bean Burrito Bowls with Easy Mango Salsa. This recipe is nutritious, flavourful, and packed with plant-based protein, fibre, and essential nutrients. Naturally vegan and gluten-free, the combination of black beans, rice, juicy tomatoes, and creamy avocado with zesty homemade mango salsa adds the perfect touch of sweetness to each bite. Why settle for boring, bland meals when you can whip these up in 20 minutes?
When I need a nutritious and delicious dinner recipe in a pinch, Black Bean Burrito Bowls is the meal I turn to!
For one, it’s super quick to throw together, but it’s also really fresh and tasty. What’s even better? It contains all of the components of a balanced and nutritious meal.
Dinners that are just as tasty as they are healthy are my JAM!
Health Benefits of Black Beans:
As a Registered Dietitian, I’m a big fan of black beans, which is why they are the feature in a lot of my recipes.
Black beans are a super nutritious food that provide a variety of health benefits. They are an excellent source of plant-based protein, dietary fibre (particularly insoluble fibre), and complex carbohydrates. All three of these things can help to maintain healthy blood sugar levels, keeping you energized and full for longer.
Black beans are also rich in essential minerals including iron, magnesium, and phosphorus, which are important for the maintenance of healthy bones and preventing anemia.
Additionally, black beans contain antioxidants such as anthocyanins, which can help to protect against inflammation and reduce the risk of chronic diseases such as heart disease and cancer.
Fun fact: Black beans and rice are considered complimentary proteins. This means when we combine them together (like in this recipe), we create a complete protein source offering all 9 essential amino acids.
Ingredients to Make these Vegetarian Burrito Bowls:
What I love about burritos and burrito bowls is how customizable they are. You can use a variety of vegetables, proteins, and toppings. Here’s what you’ll need to make these black bean bowls and homemade mango salsa:
- Black beans, of course!
- Mango (I just defrost frozen mango, but you can also use fresh)
- Red bell pepper
- Red onion
- Lime juice
How to Make the Fresh Mango Salsa:
Making the fresh mango salsa to serve on top of the burrito bowls is super easy. You can cut up fresh mango, or defrost frozen mango cubes. If you use frozen mango cubes, you may want to chop them up further depending on the size.
To make the salsa, combine mango, diced red bell pepper, diced red onion and chopped cilantro in a bowl. Squeeze some lime juice over top, add a sprinkle of salt, and give it all a good stir. Taste, and adjust with cilantro, lime juice, and/or salt as needed.
You can use mango salsa on burrito bowls, tacos, or just enjoy it with tortilla chips!
Black Bean Burrito Bowls Meal Prep and Storage:
These bowls also make a great meal-prep recipe for lunches throughout the week! You can just double or quadruple the recipe and portion the rice, beans, vegetables, and salsa into meal prep containers.
The black bean rice bowls will keep well stored in the fridge up to 4 days.
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20-Minute Black Bean Burrito Bowl with Fresh Mango Salsa
For the Black Bean Burrito Bowls:
- 1 1/2 cups long grain white rice, uncooked
- 4 cups black beans, canned or cooked
- 2 cups cherry tomatoes, sliced in half
- 2 medium avocados, chopped
For the Fresh Mango Salsa:
- 2 cups cubed mango, fresh or defrosted from frozen
- 1 cup red bell pepper, diced
- 1/4 cup red onion, diced
- 1/2 cup cilantro, roughly chopped
- 2 tbsp lime juice
- 1 pinch salt, to taste
- Cook rice according to package directions.
- While the rice cooks, prepare the mango salsa by combining mango, red bell pepper, red onion, cilantro, lime juice, and salt together in a mixing bowl. Taste, and adjust with cilantro, lime juice, and/or salt as needed.
- Assemble bowls with cooked rice, black beans, sliced tomatoes, chopped avocado, and mango salsa. Add another squeeze of lime juice and sprinkle of cilantro (optional) and enjoy!