Mexican Bowl Recipe

  • Author: Jo-Anna Rooney
  • Prep Time: 25
  • Cook Time: 15
  • Total Time: 40 minutes
  • Yield: 6 servings 1x


This Mexican Bowl Recipe is a fun, delicious and healthy dinner idea!  Serve everything buffet style so everyone can create their own bowl.



Cilantro Lime Dressing:

  • 1/2 cup fresh cilantro (a handful)
  • 1 clove of garlic, cut into 4 pieces
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • zest and juice from 1 lime
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • fresh ground pepper

Ground Beef:

Mexican Bowl:

  • 1 cup sliced grape tomatoes
  • 1 cup sliced purple cabbage
  • 2 cups corn
  • 1 can chickpeas or black beans
  • 1/4 cup sliced red onion
  • 1 bell pepper, sliced
  • 1 sliced avocado
  • lime wedges
  • 12 cups cooked rice


Cilantro Lime Dressing:

  1. Add all of the dressing ingredients into a food processor (or use a hand blender), and pulse until all the ingredients are mixed well.  Set aside.

Ground Beef:

  1. In a skillet add the ground beef and cook until it is no longer pink.  Then drain and return to the pan.
  2. Add the taco seasoning and water, and simmer for a few minutes, until the water is gone.

Mexican Bowl:

  1. Prepare all of the fresh ingredients and put them into their own serving bowls (buffet style).

Putting everything together:

  1. Place out all of the bowls of prepared ingredients, and let everyone make their own Mexican bowl!