A few months ago, my friends Nick and Katherine took me to lunch at their favorite Mexican restaurant. Trying to be semi-healthy, I ordered a Mexican salad, which was so delicious that I craved it for at least three weeks after. Embarrassingly enough, it took me that long to realize that I could probably create the same salad in my very own cucina. My 5 Minute Mexican Bowl recipe may be the easiest one I ever share, but obviously, that’s way more reason to!
- 1 bag Shredded Lettuce
- 1 cup Brown Rice
- 1 can Black Beans
- 1 can Corn
- 1 cup Pico de Gallo
- 1 Avocado, chopped (per bowl)
- 2 tbsp Lite Sour Cream (per bowl)
- 1/4 cup Shredded Cheddar Cheese (per bowl)
This recipe is true to it’s name because it really does take only 5 minutes to make!
- First, I cook the rice, corn and beans in separate pots on the stove top. I cook the rice per box instructions and heat the corn and beans on low for about two minutes.
- Once the rice, beans and corn are cooked, I let them cool off for about a minute
- Then I create my meal! There’s no official way to layer your Mexican bowl, but I always start with a hefty amount of lettuce first. This helps fill it with the most healthy ingredient!
- Next, I add a layer of rice, corn, black beans and cheese, then top my Mexican Bowl with some pico, avocado and lite sour cream. I don’t measure the amount of ingredient added to each layer (these take 5 minutes remember!), so I just recommend putting in as much as you want! When cooking for one, I always have enough left over for one or two more meals.
These 5 Minute Mexican Bowls are not only easy to make, but inexpensive, healthy and did I mention, absolutely delicious! They’re also pretty filling, so great for bathing suit-prep season, which is unfortunately is among us. Because they’re so simple, I honestly make them every other week and even sometimes when hosting a girlfriend for dinner (along with some Sangria and tortilla chips!).
I hope I was able to give you some meal inspo for the week! If you make your own 5 Minute Mexican Bowls, be sure to comment below and let me know how much you love them!