Chipotle Copycat Burrito Bowl

By Alexandra Caspero on June 17, 2013

Raise your hand if you love Chipotle.


Got it up? Everyone loves Chipotle.

I mean everyone. Of all the fast food places, I analyze more chipotle meals for diet records than anything else. From my student athletes to pregnant vegan women, rarely do I meet someone who doesn’t love the have-it-your-way Mexican chain. Burritos, bowls, tacos, even picky eaters are satisfied.


I love Chipotle because it’s one of the few fast food places that I know I can find something good and healthy.

Rice, beans, fajita vegetables, lettuce, salsa X 2 & guacamole. My standard order and a treat when we are traveling and need to find something quick and easy on the road. DK-0269

Ingredients: Makes 4 bowls.

Cilantro Lime Rice, recipe below
Spicy black beans, recipe below
Fajita Zucchini, recipe below
Shredded lettuce
Diced avocado

Cilantro Lime Rice:
Prepare brown rice- enough to yield 2 cups. Mix with 1/2 cup chopped cilantro and zest and juice of 1 lime and a pinch of salt.

Spicy black beans:
Saute 1/4 diced onion in a tsp. of olive oil.  Add a 14-ounce can of black beans, a pinch of cayenne pepper and cumin, and simmer until beans are heated through.

Fajita Zucchini: Preheat the oven to 425°F  Chop 4 medium zucchini and toss with 1 medium finely diced onion, 1 tbsp. olive oil , 2 tsp. cumin, pinch of salt and pepper, and 1 tsp. dried oregano. Place on baking sheet or stone and cook for 30-40 minutes until golden brown, stirring often.

Layer all ingredients in bowl and eat until your hearts content!     DK-0270


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Alex Caspero is a Registered Dietitian, New York Times Bestselling Plant-Based Chef and mom of two. She aims to cut through the nutrition noise by providing real-life, nourishing tips for body and mind. Learn more about Alex.

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    1. Hannah
      June 19, 2013 AT 6:21 pm

      I try not to eat at Chipotle because while it is tasty, it always strikes me as something I could have just as well made at home… Except that I don’t. Now I have no excuse! It really does look just as easy and tasty as I had imagined. 🙂