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Tempeh Burrito Bowl

Tempeh Burrito Bowl

We are in for a fun and delicious recipe today! We are making a delicious and super colourful vegan burrito bowl. It is loaded with superfoods like tempeh and avocado to super-load you with all the nutrients you need for the day. 

I love this burrito bowl for a handful of reasons. First of all, it is a really easy recipe that anyone and everyone can follow. We don't need a whole lot of time to make it either. And, you can even make a big batch and portion it so you have food ready for a few days. Just leave the avocado out! 

Having recipes like this has been a life-changer for me and my family. It makes healthy eating a lot easier and achievable. Especially when you are just getting started in the vegan lifestyle, the easier the better! Bonus points if is super yummy. 

Tempeh Burrito Bowl ingredients

We have a few different elements and a few different colours in this bowl. This will help us get more nutrients in the same bowl. So the more colours we can add in, the better. And your dish will look so much prettier as well. 

The vegan burrito bowl we are making today has a bunch of my favourite foods. Of course, avocado, however, we are leaving that for the end so it doesn't turn brown in the process. We also have tempeh, which we are pan-frying a bit to make it golden brown and crispy. 

And, we can't have a burrito bowl without beans! I love beans and can't get enough of the amazing health benefits they add. For this recipe, I fried them with a bit of onion and added salsa to bump up the taste. 

We are using store-bought salsa in this recipe. I wanted to save a bit of time, however, you can always make your own and add your own touch to it. If you do go for the store-bought option, I always recommend buying one that comes in a glass container and not in a can.

chopped tempeh and onion

Actually, if you can avoid cans all together even better. The lining on cans, which help prevent corrosion and breakage, has Bisphenol A, also known as BPA. This compound has been linked to diabetes, obesity, cardiovascular disease and reproductive development issues, and is considered an endocrine disruptor. There are a lot of eyes on this issue and a lot of research, which proofs that is not safe. So, let's just stay away from it.

Instead, let's keep piling on the good stuff! I'm using brown rice as a base, for some healthy carbs. And I threw in some sweet corn kernels as well. For a little extra taste, I like to mix in fresh coriander, or you can use it as a garnish if it's too strong for you. 

Now, all you have to do is grab a bowl, add the tempeh, all the yummy things you have prepared, and slice some avocado to go with it. You are going to love the overload of flavour in this delicious vegan burrito bowl! 

Tempeh Burrito Bowl top down

Prep time
15 minutes
Total time
Category: Lunch, Dinner
Serves: 4
Allergens: Avocado, Cilantro, Tempeh


For the bowl

  • 1 avocado (sliced)
  • 1 cup black beans
  • 1 cup frozen sweet corn kernels (unthaw)
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 medium onion (thinly sliced)
  • 2 cups salsa
  • 12 oz tempeh (sliced)

For the rice

  • 1½ cups brown rice
  • 3 cups water

For the garnish

  • 4 tbsps fresh cilantro (sliced) (optional)


  1. Cook the rice until soft for about 20-30 minutes.
  2. Heat up the oil in a frying pan and fry the tempeh until golden brown from all site for about 5-10 minutes and set aside.
  3. Add the onion and saute in the same skillet for 3-5 more minutes, then add salsa and black beans, stir until it's heated up properly.
  4. Boil the corn according to the instructions on the package or microwave it.
  5. To assemble the bowl, add rice and top it with the rest of the ingredients, sprinkle with fresh cilantro if you like, enjoy!

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