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This Mexican bean buddha bowl is a tasty way to get something healthy and delicious to feed the hungry hordes on the table quickly. Making it perfect for those nights you just don’t have your shit together (it happens to us all!!), or you get home late from work or school sports.

The recipe is super flexible and can be made with whatever vegetables you have in the fridge or garden and is a great meal to let the kids get involved by putting together their own bowl.

We all know how nasty fast food is for us and our kids but most of us have nights we fall back on it because getting our head around dinner is just too hard. But this quick and tasty Mexican bean buddha bowl can be your new back up plan meal. Everything can even be prepared ahead of time meaning all you have to do is reheat the beans and dinner is ready!


Mexican Bean Buddha Bowl

What You Need

For the Beans
2 x 400g Tins of organic bean (black beans, kidney beans, mexican mix whatever you have on hand)
400g tin of tomato puree (or diced tomatoes)
1 tbsp sweet paprika
1 tbsp smoked paprika
1 tbsp ground cumin
1 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp onion powder
1/2 tsp salt
touch of water (if needed)

To assemble to bowls
A Bunch of vegetable (and fruit) chopped or grated eg lettuce, spinach, carrot, tomatoes, capsicum, cucumber, avocado, pineapple, apple, corn
Grated Cheese (optional)
Salsa (optional)
Sour Cream (optional)
Organic corn chips (ptional)

What to Do

  1. Combine all the ingredients for the bean mixture into a medium-sized pot and cook on medium heat for around 5-10 minutes until cooked through. Stir gently so as to not mush up the bean too much. If the mix starts to look a bit dry add a touch of water.
  2. To assemble to bowls arrange a generous scoop of beans in a wide bowl with a selection of your chosen vegetables and fruit
  3. If desired top with salsa, sour cream and corn chips
  4. enjoy


  • This recipe is super customisable to what you have in the fridge or your dietary requirements.
  • To keep it dairy-free and vegan leave out the sour cream and cheese
  • This recipe can be adapted to use in wraps. Lettuce leaves wraps make a great grain-free option
  • This recipe is gluten-free as long as the corn chips are gluten-freeĀ ones

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