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Vegan Chipotle Bowl

Vegan Chipotle Bowl with Vegan Sour Cream

  • Author: Shannon Leparski of The Glowing Fridge


1 cup quinoa, uncooked
1 tablespoon raw, unrefined coconut oil
1/2 red onion, finely diced
1 red bell pepper, sliced
1 green bell pepper, sliced
1/4 cup cilantro, de-stemmed and chopped
1/4 cup warm water
2 teaspoons cumin
2 teaspoons chili powder
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
pinch sea salt
1 can organic black beans, drained and rinsed
1 can corn, drained and rinsed
4-5 cups shredded lettuce

Ingredients for the Sour Cream topping:

1 container silken tofu
1 tablespoon + 1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
fresh juice from 1/2 of a lemon
1/2 teaspoon minced garlic (optional)
sea salt, to taste


Vegan Chipotle Bowl Instructions

  1. Prepare the quinoa according to package directions. For extra flavor use vegetable broth rather than plain water.
  2. Meanwhile, in a large pan, add coconut oil and turn heat to medium-high.
  3. Once the oil is melted, add red pepper, green pepper, red onion, and cilantro.
  4. Mix well and cook for about 5 minutes, until onions become translucent. 
  5. In a small bowl, combine warm water, cumin, chili powder, black pepper and sea salt by whisking together.
  6. Pour the spice mixture over the vegetables in the pan.
  7. Add canned black beans and corn.
  8. Mix well and simmer for 10-15 minutes, stirring occasionally.

Sour Cream Instructions:

  1. In a blender or food processor, combine all sour cream ingredients and blend until smooth.
  2. Note that leftovers can be stored in the refrigerator in a mason jar or sealed container.

Assembly Time!

  1. Create your base by adding the quinoa.
  2. Top with the veggie and bean mixture.
  3. Complete your masterpiece with sour cream, lettuce and all your favorite toppings including guacamole and salsa.


  • Serving Size: 4 servings
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