Do you drool just thinking about a delicious and colorful Mexican burrito bowl?
What is its single most notable ingredient? If your answer is chipotle, then you are in the right place!
What exactly is chipotle? A chipotle is a ripe jalapeno pepper that is smoke-dried to add flavor to your food. It can be added to your salsa and goes great with burrito bowls, tacos, and even better as a dip for your nacho chips.
If you are getting into healthy eating and want to switch up your flavors from boring salads to exciting meal bowls, then chipotle is your best friend.
Follow the following delicious chipotle recipes to kick-start your healthy diet.
- No-Grain Burrito Bowl
A burrito bowl may contain anything that fits your taste buds. Traditionally it is made with rice or other grains. But if you are going for a healthier alternative, then try this no-grain bowl recipe.
You can use cauliflower rice as a healthy replacement. Line your bowl with two cups of vegetable rice. Chickpeas or black beans substitute for red beans, which go on top of the rice.
Add the other ingredients, such as corn kernel, red onions, avocado slices, cherry tomatoes, and a few salad leaves. It adds nutrition and color to your bowl. Top it off with some grilled red bell pepper and chipotle.
For the sauce, slice up the smoked chipotle and mix it with homemade mayonnaise, mustard, and olive oil.
You can apply one of the ways to reheat a chipotle bowl if you have prepared the boxes in advance for the week.
- Baked Nacho Chips and Guacamole Bowl
Store-bought flavored varieties of nacho chips can be unhealthy for you. But slightly salted home-baked tortilla chips can stand in to make a healthy meal bowl.
Bake your homemade tortilla batter for twelve to fifteen minutes for the perfect crunch. Serve them on a plate with the following chipotle guacamole dip.
Mash four ripe avocados into a bowl. Chop one medium-sized tomato and one red onion and add to the avocados. Add one and a half teaspoons of
Knorr® Caldo de Tomate Bouillon, two tablespoons of finely diced chipotle peppers in adobo sauce, and one tablespoon of minced fresh cilantro. Finish off with one lime juice and salt to taste, and mix it all together.
The flavor combination is to die for and is a delicious and healthy chipotle bowl recipe.
- Vegan Chipotle Bowl
The beauty of a chipotle bowl is the combination of a sweet, tangy, salty, and hearty mix of flavors. The smoked pepper creates a beautiful dressing for any variety of ingredients.
Start by preparing the overnight-soaked black beans. Heat up olive oil in a small skillet over medium heat. Drain the beans and add them to oil along with your desired spices and finely chopped chipotle. Pour in one cup of water and cook till the liquid has evaporated.
Scoop the cooked beans into a bowl and layer with corn, tomatoes, cilantro, avocado, mixed leaves, and a squeeze of lemon juice. You can grind up chipotle and mix it with olive oil, salt, sugar, and lime juice to make a hot and tangy dressing.
Add sliced mangoes or grilled tofu if you are feeling adventurous. This chipotle bowl is a delicious and healthy breakfast option that you can pair with a freshly blended smoothie.
- Sweet Potato Chipotle Bowl
Sweet potato is a hero in the food verse. It builds your immune system to fight against germs and is great for your heart and kidneys. You can make your meals healthy by incorporating sweet potatoes.
Blend together one-third cup of olive oil, cilantro, one-fourth cup of fresh lime juice, one tablespoon of honey, half a teaspoon of minced garlic, and sea salt.
In a separate bowl, mash together four boiled and peeled sweet potatoes, half a teaspoon of ground cumin, one-fourth teaspoon of chipotle powder, and salt to taste.
Saute four cups of kale in a skillet over medium heat for three minutes. Add corn and black beans and cook for five minutes.
Compile the mashed potatoes and the sauteed kale into a bowl and top it with chopped onions, tomato, and two tablespoons of pumpkin seed. Pour the blended dressing to complete your healthy chipotle bowl.
- Chipotle Sofritas Bowl
Tofu is a low-cal, tasty addition to any meal. A chunky Sofrita made with tofu and chipotle will make a healthy and delicious chipotle bowl.
In a food processor, blend the chipotle peppers, salsa, garlic, cumin, and chili powder until smooth. Add the blended chipotle-salsa mixture to a saucepan and stir before adding crumbled tofu. Cover the pan and cook for roughly five minutes.
Use smaller pans to blanch your spinach and corn. Heat a shallow pan with olive oil and cook one bell pepper and onion for five to seven minutes.
Make one serving of brown rice and place it in your bowl. Layer with the tofu Sofrita, spinach, corn, bell pepper, and onions. Top it with more salsa or chipotle-flavored guacamole if desired.
This healthy chipotle Sofrita bowl is easy to prepare and store for the week.
- Chipotle Chicken Burrito Bowl With Coconut Rice
This traditional burrito bowl recipe is simple, healthy, and delicious, with a chipotle twist.
Place chicken, salsa, and chipotle powder in a slow cooker for three to four hours on high heat. Use forks to shred the chicken into bite-sized pieces. Keep in the cooker until ready to serve.
To make coconut-lime brown rice, place a medium pot over the heat and toast your brown rice in the coconut oil for five minutes. Add two cups of vegetable broth and bring it to a boil for five to six minutes.
Cover the pot with a lid and bring the heat to the lowest setting and simmer for forty-five minutes. Remove from heat and add the lime juice.
Serve the rice in a bowl and add the chicken layer on top. Garnish with more salsa, avocado, cilantro, and a dash of greek yogurt.
Chipotle bowls are easy-to-make healthy alternatives to your daily meals. The rice, protein, greens, and beans add nutritional value.
You can make no-grain or vegan bowls with a prep time of just fifteen minutes. Keep it healthy and non-vegan by adding chicken to the dish if you have time to spare. Tofu can also be a good source of protein.
Homemade nacho chips and guacamole or sweet potatoes will switch it up from the usual rice-based bowls.
Use chipotle in your marinade, sauce, or salsa to enhance your healthy meal.