Vegan Lunch Recipes: 10 Minute Mexican Lunch Bowl

July 27, 2015
This Mexi Lunch Bowl will kick your weekly Chipotle habit and not only save you major money, but will leave you feeling full, energized, and excited to make one again. The secret is my 5-minute vegan queso. This queso is gluten free, soy free, and can be made nut free (No cashew soaking needed!) I use rice, beans, and my 5-minute vegan queso as the base of this Mexi bowl and then load it up with fresh veggies. You can continue to mix and match your favorites to constantly reinvent this tasty recipe.
Healthy 10 Minute Mexican Lunch Bowl with Queso Sauce - Vegan, Gluten Free, Soy Free

Vegan Lunch Recipes: 10 Minute Mexican Lunch Bowl

Recipe Type: Hearty Entrees
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  • 1 cup cannellini beans drained and rinsed
  • 2/3 cup canned pumpkin
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened almond milk or other non-dairy milk
  • 1/4 cup nutritional yeast
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp red pepper flakes
  • 1/2 cup cooked brown rice
  • 1/2 cup vegetarian refried beans
  • 1/4 cup cherry tomatoes
  • 1/4 cup red onion
  • 1 jalapeño, deseeded
  • 1/2 avocado
  • 1/2 lime
  • cilantro to taste
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Directions

1. In a blender, combine cannellini beans, canned pumpkin, unsweetened almond milk, nutritional yeast, garlic powder, and red pepper and blend until smooth. You can add more non-dairy milk or more pumpkin depending on desired texture. This queso is tasty hot or cold and will stay good up to three days in the refrigerator. 2. Chop tomato, onion, jalapeño, avocado, lime and cilantro. 3. In a bowl, top brown rice and vegetarian refried beans with vegan queso and fresh veggies. Enjoy!
More vegan Mexican recipes: Raw Vegan Mole Sauce
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Also by Christina: Asian Tempeh Lunch Bowl
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Christina credits adopting the vegan lifestyle as the single most profound shift in her life. She went on Weight Watchers for the first time in 7th grade; she struggled with eating habits and weight issues until college, when she finally decided to take her health seriously. Veganism has helped Christina maintain a healthy body weight and achieve peace with her body. She believes veganism is what led her to become the energetic, go-getter, healthy, holistic person. Follow Christina on Pinterest @vegannugget and Instagram @christinaramireznyc.

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