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Bibb and Bean Burrito Bowl

Per Serving

Bibb and Bean Burrito Bowl

Makes: 4 servings
Serving Size: 1 3/4 cups
Calories 300
Fat 10 g
Saturated Fat 3 g
Trans Fat 0 g
Carbohydrate 44 g
Fiber 11 g
Sugars 11 g
Cholesterol 10 mg
Sodium 550 mg
Potassium 1070 mg
Protein 13 g
Phosphorus 300 mg
Choices: Starch 2, Vegetable 2, Fat 1.5
  • Makes: 4 servings
  • Serving Size: 1 3/4 cups


12 Bibb or Boston lettuce leaves
2 1/2 cups drained canned beans, such as a black, pinto, and/or kidney beans
2 cups grape tomatoes, quartered lengthwise
1 1/4 cups frozen corn, thawed
3 scallions, green and white parts, very thinly sliced on diagonal
1/3 cup finely diced Monterey Jack cheese or vegan cheese alternative (1 1/2 ounces)
1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
1/4 tsp. ground cumin, or to taste
1/4 tsp. chili powder, or to taste
1 Hass avocado, peeled, pitted, and diced
2/3 cup medium or "hot" tomatillo salsa (salsa verde)
1/4 tsp. sea salt (optional)
4lime wedges


  1. Divide the lettuce leaves among 4 large plates or pasta bowls, loosely forming a "bowl" with the leaves.
  2. Stir together the beans, tomatoes, corn, scallions, cheese, cilantro, cumin, and chili powder in a medium bowl. Add the avocado, salsa, and salt (if using) and gently stir just to combine. Adjust seasoning.
  3. Evenly divide the bean mixture among the 4 lettuce "bowls", and serve with the lime wedges on the side.

Tip: During the busy holiday season, it's great to have a fast go-to recipe fix for lunch. This is it. No cooking is required. It can be made in advance, too. The nutritional bonus: It's loaded with beans to fill you up—and help you better manage your blood glucose!


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