Today is day 14 of my Chipotle cleanse and I gotta say, this sucks. I really really want Chipotle!!! It doesn’t help that it’s a 5 minute drive from my home. I’m sorry Chipotle for ignoring you
So since I’m craving Chipotle and I haven’t done a food post in over a month, here is my recipe on how to create a vegan Chipotle bowl. Side note: This is what I usually get at Chipotle
You Will Need:
- 1/4 c. Rice
- 1/2 Lime
- 1/4 c. Black Beans
- 1 firm Tofu
- 2 Tablespoons of Olive Oil
- 1/4 cup of chopped onions
- 3 tablespoons Chili Powder
- Cayenne Pepper
- 1 Tomato
- 1 teaspoon of minced garlic
- Dried oregano
- 1 Tablespoon of dried oregano
- Handful of chopped lettuces
- 1 Ripe avocado
- Red onion
- Garlic Salt
Step 1: Rice
I have a rice cooker so I cooked 1/2 cup of white rice. Once it’s cooked, put it to the side and drizzle some lime juice and some salt. Then mix it throughly. Once that’s done, I scooped out 1/4 cup of rice into a bowl.
Step 2: Black Beans
Open a can of black beans, and drain the juice. I like to rinse mine with water because I don’t like that filmy taste. I scooped out a 1/4 cup of beans and put it in the bowl with my rice.
Step 3: “Sofritas”
From looking at Chipotle‘s website, Sofritas has: tofu, onions, green bell pepper, garlic, chipotle pepper, cumin, dried oregano, and tomato. I don’t have green bell peppers or cumin but I have the rest!
When you cook tofu, you want it to be dry; make sure to drain it and pat it down with a paper towel.
Next, you’re going to crumble it up. Place the tofu crumbles with 2 tablespoons of olive oil on a medium hot pan. Grab a 1/4 cup of chopped onions and put that in your mixture too.
While that’s cooking you will need your tomato, chili powder, garlic, cayenne pepper, and oregano. I blended my tomato and minced garlic in a blender. You are going to pour the mixture into the pan with the tofu.
I put 3 tablespoons of chili powder in the pan; if you’re wondering why, it’s because I winged it. Sprinkle dry oregano and cayenne pepper for taste. I like my mixture hot, so I added quite a bit of cayenne pepper.
Step 4: Lettuce
Grab your head of lettuce and start chopping. Top off your bowl with lettuce
Step 5: Guacamole
I used Chipotle’s guacamole recipe. Did you know Chipotle has their Guacamole recipe online? After you make your guac, put a spoonful on top.
If you would like the recipe, click here.
And that’s it! The good thing about making your own chipotle is controlling the portion size. You can also put whatever you want into your bowl; you can add more guac without paying an extra $1 something. I know I’m missing cilantro, but I am not a huge fan of it. If you want Cilantro, add it to your rice and the guacamole.
If you liked today’s post please click the like button and don’t forget to subscribe! Sorry my blog post was a day late, I’ve been busy. But (hopefully) next week I will post every Tuesday and Thursday with an occasional weekend post. If you try this recipe out, let me know how it goes!