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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

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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

Tasty and pretty quick to put together. I followed the recipe pretty closely, but I like how adaptable this will be to whatever I have on hand.

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

So easy, customizable, filling and delicious. Used salsa from a jar. Our kids loved it.

By: Jessica
Posted: Jul 07, 2019
Diet: Vegetarian

I do love salads for dinner. Especially fajita type salads. Really good and somewhat filling but since I'm still counting calories this fit the plan. 4.5 stars if I could...

By: Liz
Posted: Jul 05, 2019
Diet: Paleo

Very easy and adaptable to whatever you have leftover in the fridge. Onions, sweet peppers, garbanzo beans and farro with the spice mixture was perfect. Shredded cheese on top. Used salsa from a jar.

By: Robert
Posted: Jul 05, 2019
Diet: Vegetarian

Super easy and fast to put together since I had made the farro on the weekend. Very tasty, too!

By: Judy
Posted: Jul 05, 2019
Diet: Original

I like the idea but it was pretty bland.

By: Kathryn
Posted: Jul 04, 2019
Diet: Original