Quinoa Burrito Bowls


Total Time:

30 minutes



Quinoa Burrito Bowls are a way of life in our house. And this one is hands down, one of my favorites!

Quinoa Taco Bowl from www.whatsgabycooking.com (@whatsgabycookin)

We probably have some form of a Burrito Bowl for dinner at least twice a week. They are beyond easy to throw together and it’s a medley of my favorite flavors. It all starts with some kind of base. We go back and forth between quinoa, rice and farro, but quinoa won today. So let’s go with it. Quinoa Burrito Bowls – ready set go!

Quinoa on the bottom. Black beans on top of that. Every other topping you’d want in a burrito…. meat, cheese, salsa, guacamole… you get the idea. I love keeping a handful of homemade (or fresh store bought) salsas on hand so I can easily change flavor profiles of these versatile bowls!

Quinoa Burrito Bowls

My favorite ground chicken taco meat is making an appearance in these Quinoa Burrito Bowls!
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Mexican, Tex Mex, Southwestern
Servings 4 people


For the Quinoa Burrito Bowls


  • Divide the quinoa into 4 serving bowls.
  • Spoon 1/2 cup of the black beans on top of each portion of quinoa, followed by equal amounts of the cooked ground chicken taco mixture.
  • Add toppings to the quinoa burrito bowls and serve immediately.

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  1. Mya

    Wow, you read my mind! I’m having friends over for lunch this weekend and I was going to make a Mexican themed lunch party! I’ve added this to the list of food 🙂

  2. Sommer @ ASpicyPerspective

    Burrito Bowls are awesome! Love that you used quinoa!

  3. Maria

    We eat quinoa burrito bowls for dinner all of the time. One of our favorites!

  4. Ashley @ Wishes and Dishes

    Mmmm yummy!! I love making burrito bowls at home!

  5. Monika

    Lunch, dinner, lunch, dinner, lunch, dinner. You read my mind! I could eat this every day!

  6. Julie @ Table for Two

    these look amazing – some foods that don’t look good are always the best!!

  7. Georgia @ The Comfort of Cooking

    Oh, yum! What a fab idea for a fast, protein-packed lunch!

  8. Ali | Gimme Some Oven

    Love, love, LOVE that you used quinoa in these! So much better than rice. Love it! 🙂

  9. Marian (Sweetopia)

    Simply gorgeous! I love mixing everything together and eating it too… best way to do it! A million bursts of yummy flavours!

  10. Helen Kennedy

    I made these last night, they were SO good! I had some smoked cheese in the fridge to use up and it really worked well, especially as I used basic tomato salsa and bought guacamole, ran out of time to make fresh.

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  20. kristen

    I’m sitting at my desk eating this for lunch and I’m so happy!! This chicken is everything!
    I used your chipotle salsa recipe and I was informed by my BF that I need to make it weekly … it’s SO good and full of flavor! I agree with one of the other comments about the beans – I LOVE spicy food and these were really up there. I actually squeezed 2 limes into it and added cilantro to calm it down a bit. I wonder if the measurement is off slightly? Either way, totally fixable and worth it … this is DELISH. It will go on the weekly rotation for awhile I’m sure. Thank you Gaby! We love your recipes and I LOVE that there are 47,000 other bowl recipes that I have yet to try!