Quinoa Taco Bowls + Quick Guacamole Recipe
Healthy vegan taco/burrito bowls are filled with quinoa, spiced beans, veggies, and guacamole for a simple high protein meal.
Whoever came up with “Taco Tuesday” deserves an award. I mean, who doesn’t love tacos? They’re easy, inexpensive, and delicious. The thing is, the take-out version isn’t very healthy. I have a hard time finding veggie tacos out and the shells and beans are often greasy. Last week we enjoyed a taco Tuesday makeover. Serve with tortillas, chips, or just eat with a fork right out of the bowl. Taco Tuesday has never been healthier!
These quinoa burrito or taco bowls with beans and quick and easy guacamole are a great vegetarian and vegan dinner idea for busy nights. If you love vegetarian bowl recipes like I do, you’ll love these Instant Pot Black Bean and Brown Rice Burrito Bowls and Sheet Pan Fajita Bowls. I actually have a whole post dedicated to the best Buddha Bowl Recipes!
The great thing about these vegan taco bowls is that they are a great base for using up any produce you have around. In the winter I love adding roasted sweet potatoes and kale. What would you add?
I hadn’t planned dinner that night and we didn’t have much in the fridge. We do always have beans and quinoa, so Quinoa Tacos Bowls were born. A quick stop at our favorite organic produce stand was all we needed. A tractor in the driveway is always a good sign. The girls and I made tortillas from scratch that afternoon, which was fun activity for them. The tortillas were anything but round, but the girls had fun squishing and rolling the dough and they were tasty!
Quick & Easy Guacamole
When we have friends over I make guacamole with lots of goodies in it – garlic, onions, tomatoes, cilantro… sometimes even mango or pineapple. But when I’m making guac for school lunches or a quick dinner, I make it with only 3 ingredients! 2 ripe avocados, 1 lime, and garlic salt. We love this super quick guacamole recipe in our family.
I ate my taco bowl just like this – gluten free, vegan, and delicious! The girls filled tortillas with theirs. I felt amazing after this dinner, not at all like when I overindulge at a Mexican restaurant. And I had peace of mind knowing dinner was GMO free and pesticide free. This simple recipe hardly needs an actual recipe. This is more of a dinner idea, but this will get you started. I would love to add some roasted veggies to this next time. Or fresh corn in the summer!
Quinoa Taco Bowls
Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 503 Total Fat: 20g Saturated Fat: 3g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 15g Cholesterol: 0mg Sodium: 525mg Carbohydrates: 69g Fiber: 18g Sugar: 5g Protein: 18g