Build Your Own


I’ve been craving Burrito Bowls!  This satisfying recipe from my friend/collaborator Chef Michele Leao includes a combination of flavors mixed with tahini dressing… without including any dairy or meat.


1 cup cooked grains (Rice, quinoa)
1 large sweet potato
1 tsp paprika
1/2 tsp garlic powder
2 tbsp olive oil (divided)
1/2 tsp sea salt
1 can black beans
1 tsp Mexican chili powder (can sub for regular chili powder)
2 red bell peppers
1 red onion
1 cup cooked corn (I like fire roasted)
1 avocado

Dressing Ingredients:

1/2 cup tahini
1/4 cup of water (see notes)
1-2 tbsp hot sauce
1/2 tsp garlic powder
Juice from 1/2 lime or lemon
Salt to taste


  1. Preheat the oven to 400 F 
  2. Peel the sweet potato and chop into large chunks.
  3. Add to a bowl and toss with 1 tbsp of olive oil, paprika, garlic and salt.
  4. Add to a baking tray lined with parchment paper.
  5. Slice the onion and peppers into thin strips and add to the baking tray.
  6. Drizzle on top the final tbsp of olive oil to the onion and pepper.
  7. Bake for 30 minutes or until the potatoes are easily pierced with a fork.
  8. During the final 5 minutes, drain the black beans but do not rinse.
  9. Add to a pan with 1 tsp chili powder, salt to taste and saute to make them warm.
  10. Remove the veggies from the oven and assemble your bowls with a bed of rice.
  11. Top with the roasted veggies, black beans, corn, avocado.
  12. Whisk all of the ingredients for the dressing together and drizzle on top of the bowls.


If you’re looking for superfood combos for breakfast, lunch, or dinner, then creating one of these gorgeous whole food plant-based bowls is only 8 simple steps away!

They are simple to make and can be served cold or warm. Plus, you can use ingredients that are already in your refrigerator.

To create your own plant-powered vitality bowl, choose 1-2 items from each of the circles below.