Chipotle Bar @ Home…

S and I are chipotle addicts 🙂

We absolutely love the big veggie bowl filled with their fantastic rice, beans, grilled veggies, mild-medium- and a pinch of spicy salsa, a finally top it with a scoop of guac…….

And then the carbs and calories thing makes me way too guilty. So, jus to replace the carbs to healthy protein that is gluten free, a spiced cilantro quinoa is a perfect combination. Well, I have been making this for lunch and dinner for a while now and it may not be quick(takes about an hour) but very easy with little preparation 🙂

Serves – 2

So, start by cooking cilantro-lime quinoa (replacing rice)

1 tsp of Oil

1 tsp of Cumin seeds

1 large clove of garlic – finely chopped

1/4 cup of Quinoa

1/2 cup of water

Salt to taste

1/2 lemon- juice

10-12 Sprigs of Cilantro

In a pan add oil, once oil is hot add Cumin and chopped Garlic. Once they garlic is cooked add 1/2 cup of water.

To it add 1/2 lemon juice, salt and add quinoa and bring it to boil. Simmer and cook it covered for 20 minutes and when it is almost done, add chopped cilantro.


Black beans soak 1/2 cup of black beans for 2 hours and cook with little salt until tender or use canned beans.

Veggies – Chop red onions and peppers (green or/and red) and sauté on high heat with little oil and salt.


Salsa – you can find Salsa seasoning mix @ most of the grocery stores and jus add tomato, onions and cilantro


Lastly, my fav part of the bowl is Guacamole

2 medium sized avacados

1/2 red onion – finely chopped

2-3 Indian chilles/ 1 Jalapeno ( seeds and flesh removed)

1 Lime

12-15 sprigs of Cilantro

Cut avocado and scoop the flesh and add chopped onions, chilled, cilantro and lime juice. Add a pinch of salt and store it in a air tight container.

Tip To avoid avocados from browning – add another half a lemon juice on top and store. When you are ready to use take off the juice, mix well and it is ready to use. 


Layer it in a bowl and you have a healthy and a yummilicous chipotle veggie bowl @ home 🙂


Happy Tuesday!

Published by Nima

Hi, I am very delighted that you stopped by! Welcome to Creative ME!!! I 'm a wife to an amazing hubby and recently mother to an adorable little munchkin :-), an Asian(Indian) native, nomad for a while and now currently @Portland, Oregan. Recently relocated from The Grand Canyon State and still adjusting to the gloomy weather here... When we first we moved to US(2012) ,our first 2 months of accommodation was in a hotel and that's when everything started. You must be wondering HOW? I was introduced to HGTV and started reading craft blogs. Ohh yes, PINTERST toooo and that is my fav! Well, inspired from these places, I started to DIY on budget and decorate our home. Whenever I posted pics of my projects on Facebook, everyone loved and gave many positive comments. Some of them also said I should not look for a job, instead start a blog or sell some of my projects ;) They thought I was doing something very cool!! That was a great motivation and I decided to tickle my creative senses to tame the stress monster ;-) And then, one day here is my blog , where I share my ideas and projects with friends, family and all other aspiring DIY-er's :) And if you like my blog, please come back and also don't forget to tell your friends :) Lastly, if you have a fun and functional craft or project or even a simple recipe I want to hear….please let me know and I can feature, down the line we will make Creative ME to WE..;)

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