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Southwestern Spiced Chickpea Burrito Bowl
with farro / pico de gallo

Active: 30 minTotal: 30 min

Recreate your favorite burrito bowl at home instead of paying for take-out. These vegetarian bowls were first featured in 2017 (we've updated them to add farro that was cooked earlier in the week) and can be easily customized - just set out all of the ingredients and let everyone dive in.
Smarts: Homemade pico de gallo adds a fresh element to these bowls, but feel free to use store-bought salsa or pico de gallo (from the produce section) to save time.

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Ingredients

Servings:
4
Metric
Southwestern Spice Mix:
  • Coriander, dried - 1 tsp
  • Paprika - 1 tsp
  • Cumin - 1/2 tsp
  • Chili powder - 1/2 tsp
  • Salt - 1/2 tsp
  • Black pepper - 1/4 tsp
Southwestern Spiced Chickpea Burrito Bowl:
  • Farro, semi-pearled / husked and uncooked - 3/4 cup
  • Lettuce, romaine - 1 heart, sliced
  • Limes - 1/2, wedges
  • Corn kernels - 1 cup, sliced off the cob or frozen and defrosted
  • Beans, black (14 oz / 397 g) - 1 can, drained and rinsed
  • Beans, garbanzo (14 oz / 397 g) - 1 can, drained and rinsed
  • Oil, cooking - 1 Tbsp
  • Sour cream (opt) - 1/2 cup
  • Tortilla chips (opt) - ~4 cups
Pico de Gallo:
  • Tomatoes, roma - 6, chopped
  • Shallots - 1 clove, chopped
  • Jalapenos - 1, chopped
  • Cilantro (opt) - 3 Tbsp, chopped
  • Lime juice - 2 tsp

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 serving
Servings Per Recipe 4
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Prep

  1. Farro - (Skip if made ahead for Monday.) Bring a saucepan of water to boil. Give it a generous sprinkle of salt and add farro. If you bought semi-pearled or husked farro, it should take about 25 minutes to cook until al dente, tender but not soggy. (Can be done up to 5 days ahead)
  2. Make southwestern spice mix - Combine coriander, paprika, cumin, chili powder, salt, and black pepper. (Can be done up to 5 days ahead)
  3. Tomatoes / Shallots / Jalapenos / Cilantro (if using) - Prep as directed and combine. (Can be done up to 2 days ahead)
  4. Lettuce / Limes / Corn - Prep as directed.
  5. Beans (both types) - Drain and rinse.

Make

  1. Heat a wok or nonstick pan over medium heat. Add oil and then corn and both types of beans. Add spice mix and saute until beans are heated through and spices are fragrant, 2 to 3 minutes. Season with some salt and pepper.
  2. Finish the pico de gallo by stirring together tomatoes, shallots, jalapenos, cilantro (if using), and lime juice. Season with some salt.
  3. If farro was made ahead, reheat in the microwave.
  4. Set out all of the burrito bowl ingredients - bean / corn mixture, farro, pico de gallo, shredded lettuce, sour cream, tortilla chips, and lime wedges. Let everyone assemble their bowls at the table. Enjoy!

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Reviews

This meal has 27 reviews

Love how easy this was! Most of my time was spent chopping tomatoes, and even then, I only used 4 instead of 6.

By: Kate
Posted: Jul 13, 2019
Diet: Gluten-free

Delicious! Very reminiscent of Chipotle flavors.

By: Chelsea
Posted: Jul 13, 2019
Diet: Original

Good! Could add cheese and guacamole for more flavor

By: Hannah
Posted: Jul 11, 2019
Diet: Original

A big hit with the husband and the toddler, and great for prepping everything ahead of time!

By: Ruth
Posted: Jul 11, 2019
Diet: Original

We eat this type of meal often so it got a thumbs up

By: Nicki
Posted: Jul 10, 2019
Diet: Vegetarian

Came together easily and was a crowd pleaser. My husband chose salsa as he doesn’t like fresh tomato plus he requested cheese so I grated cheddar. It was a delightful meal.

By: Carli
Posted: Jul 08, 2019
Diet: Original