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Chipotle Veggie Salad Bowl

how to make veggie saladAs you may have noticed, we love beans! They are loaded with protein and fiber to give you a healthy dose of nutrients from just one of these tiny little guys.  Protein and fiber help to promote satiety, aka: keep you full for hours so you’re not pigging out later on.  This is also loaded with healthy veggies to give you a full meal packed with vitamins and minerals from those plants.

how to make veggie saladIn a bowl, you’re going to prep the salsa.  Chop tomatoes, red onion, cilantro, and orange slices and combine all of the ingredients in a separate bowl.  Feel free to shake this up a bit to let all of the ingredients really marinate together to get the most flavor.  Next, heat your olive oil and saute onions, peppers, and garlic for about 3-4 minutes.  Add your chili powder and cook for another few minutes.  Remove from the pan and set aside.  In the same pan, add one tablespoon of water, beans, and cumin.  Cook this up for about five minutes or until the beans are fragrant.  Combine everything in a bowl with lettuce.  Top it off with some salsa and enjoy!

This one is fun because you can add whatever else you would like! Throw in some avocado or top with a tablespoon of plain greek yogurt as a replacement for sour cream.  Have some fun with it! What do you think of our twist on a Chipotle classic?  Let us know what you think in the comments below!

Chipotle Veggie Salad Bowl
Total Time
20 mins
Servings: 2
For the salad
  • 2 cups of romaine lettuce
  • 1 cup of pinto beans
  • 1 tablespoon of ground cumin
  • 1 tablespoon of water
  • 1/2 cup of sliced red onions and bell peppers
  • 3 cloves of sliced garlic
  • 1 tablespoon of chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon of olive oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste
For the salsa
  • 1/3 cup of chopped tomatoes
  • 1 tablespoon of chopped red onions
  • 1 tablespoon of chopped cilantro
  • juice of two orange slices
  1. In a bowl, combine the salsa ingredients and set aside.
  2. Heat oil and sauté onions, peppers and garlic for 3-4 minutes. Add chili powder and cook for another couple of minutes. Remove from the pan, and set aside.
  3. In the same pan, add 1 tablespoon of water, beans, and cumin. Cook for 5 minutes or until beans become fragrant.
  4. Combine lettuce with cooked ingredients.
  5. Top with homemade salsa.
  6. Optional: Add your favorite salad dressing for more flavor.

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8 Comments on Chipotle Veggie Salad Bowl

  1. Avatar
    July 24, 2014 at 11:50 am (7 years ago)

    Jessica the food looks amazing! Im a try to make this, good luck to me

    • Wendy
      July 24, 2014 at 1:50 pm (7 years ago)

      good luck girl!

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    NOI h. SAF
    August 12, 2014 at 9:36 pm (7 years ago)

    This looks soooo good! Can’t wait to try it… I also featured it on the blog!

    • Wendy
      September 17, 2014 at 6:12 pm (7 years ago)

      Awesome! Thanks 🙂

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    August 18, 2014 at 3:51 pm (7 years ago)

    Made this for the fam the other night and they LOVED it. A winner for me! The only difference is I replaced the lettuce with quinoa and rice. Yummy! Keep up the great work ladies. (:

    • Wendy
      August 26, 2014 at 2:09 pm (7 years ago)

      that sounds so good!!

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    September 19, 2014 at 5:09 pm (7 years ago)

    Would this keep well in the fridge for a few days if i cooked it in advance for a packed lunch?

    • Wendy
      September 23, 2014 at 3:22 pm (7 years ago)

      it would! i would recommend keeping the lettuce separate until the day of eating so it doesn’t wilt. whenever you’re ready to pack, just throw in some fresh lettuce and you’ll be good to go.


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