Veggie Bowl-Rito with Sassy Sauce

Veggie Bowl-Rito with Sassy Sauce

Back in the day my favorite quick meal to make at home was a garbage quesadilla.  What is a garbage quesadilla, you ask? Basically veggies and a veggie friendly protein stuffed into a tortilla with cheese (everything is better with cheese), fold the stuffed tortilla in half and brown in a pan on both sides. I am trying to not eat as many gluten products these days, so I have been making the heck out of Veggie Bowl-Ritos. What is a Veggie Bowl-Rito, you ask?Basically a healthier version of a veggie burrito minus the tortilla and rice.  I have eliminated the tortilla and dump as much mexican goodness into a bowl as I can, and voilà you have a banging Bowl-Rito.  You can really put whatever your little heart desires into this bad boy, but I will share with you what has been in my Bowl-Rito lately.


Makes about 2 Bowl-Ritos.

  • 1/4 Cup Cooked Quinoa
  • 1/4 Cup Black Beans or Mexican Black Beans (recipe coming soon)
  • 2-3 TBS of Sassy Sauce (secret ingredient)
  • 1/2-1 Cup Fried Tofu or protein of choice
  • 1/2 Cup Lightly Sautéed Kale (recipe coming soon)
  • 1/4 Cup Sautéed Onions
  • 1/4 Cup Sautéed Peppers
  • 1/4 Cup Sautéed Broccoli
  • 1/4 Tomatoes, diced or Homemade Pico de Gallo
  • 1/3 Cup Cilantro, stems removed
  • 1/2 Avocado, chopped
  • 1/4 Cup Grated Cheese of your choice. Feel free to increase the cheese amount 🙂


  1. Cook your quinoa, beans, veggies and protein the way that you like it.
  2. In a bowl layer quinoa, then black beans and top them with a layer of the Sassy Sauce. The Sassy Sauce is the reason that I eat Bowl-Ritos…. 🙂
  3. Then add your tofu or protein of choice and then top that with your sautéed veggies.
  4. Top all of this magic with diced tomatoes, cilantro, avocado, grated cheese and another dollop of Sassy Sauce for good measure.
  5. Sometimes if I am feeling really spicy, I will top my Bowl-Rito with my favorite hot sauce (which is Cholula, but I am currently obsessed with Gringo Bandito.) If I am feeling spicy and a little sassy, I eat my Veggie Bowl-Rito with a small side of my favorite tortilla chipsI know the tortilla chips kind of defeat the no tortilla purpose…but sometimes I just can’t help myself.

If I am not trying a new restaurant or experimenting with something new in the kitchen, you can guarantee that I am eating Bowl-Ritos a few nights a week.  Which might sound boring, but it makes me a happy camper, because the possibilities are endless.

*Note:  If you want to make a Breakfast Bowl-Rito just add a fried or scrambled egg to this bowl of happiness, and you have the breakfast of champions. 🙂  I am getting hungry just thinking about it.  Enjoy!

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