Overhead image of a Spicy Vegan Burrito Bowl with Chipotle Cauliflower on top.

Spicy Vegan Burrito Bowls

These spicy vegan burrito bowls are plant-based, healthy, and packed with flavor! This recipe was created by Sarah Aldrich in partnership with The FeedFeed.

  • Prep Time
    15 min
  • Cook Time
    30 min
  • Total Time
    45 min


Lime Rice

  • 1 cup long grain brown rice
  • 1 lime zest from lime
  • ½ lime juice from lime
  • ⅕ teaspoon salt

Cumin Black Beans

  • 2 (15-ounce) cans canned black beans
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • ½ teaspoon cumin
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder

Chipotle Cauliflower

  • 1 medium head cauliflower
  • neutral oil, drizzled
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon chipotle chili powder
  • ¼ teaspoon cumin
  • ¼ teaspoon onion powder
  • to taste black pepper
  • optional pinch of cayenne

Avocado Sauce

  • 1 avocado
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • ½ jalapeno
  • ¼ cup water
  • 1 lime fresh lime juice
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • to taste black pepper


Chipotle Cauliflower:

  • Preheat your oven to 425 degrees F.
  • Break down your cauliflower into bite-sized florets (see photos for reference).
  • Toss cauliflower with the oil and spices until evenly coated.
  • On a baking sheet lined with parchment paper, bake cauliflower in the oven for 25-30 minutes, stirring halfway.

Lime Rice:

  • Add your U.S.-gown long-grain brown rice to a pot with water. (Use as much water as the package directs - different varieties will call for different amounts).
    Cook brown rice until all water is absorbed, and rice is al dente.
  • When rice is done cooking, add in the lime juice, lime zest, and salt, stirring well.

Cumin Black Beans:

  • Rinse and drain your cans of black beans. (If using homemade, make about 3 cups).
  • Add beans, salt, and spices to a small sauce pot. Cook over medium-low heat for about 10 minutes, stirring, until hot and softened.
  • Alternatively, you can use plain black beans or chickpeas in this recipe if you'd like.

Avocado Sauce:

  • Add all avocado sauce ingredients to a blender, and blend on high until smooth and creamy.

Putting It All Together:

  • Assemble your bowls. Add on a layer of baby kale or spinach, if desired. Layer on the black beans and rice, then add on cauliflower. Drizzle everything with the avocado sauce, and top with chopped green onions. Add on some hot sauce or extra black pepper, if you'd like.