Turkey Black Bean Fresh Mex Bowl
After I made that fabulous Cilantro Lime Rice, I kept thinking of ideas for how I could use it. The first thing that came to mind was the Fresh Mex bowl that I had had at Chili’s a while ago. They looked SO good on the menu, but when I got mine, I just felt like I could do this better at home, somehow. I didn’t quite know what it was about it, but it just didn’t taste as fabulous as I expected it to.
So I decided to try my own “Mexican rice bowl” at home. This was so super simple to put together and the cilantro lime rice along with the black beans, turkey, corn and cheese with bits of crunchy lettuce and fresh juicy tomato–ooh with the salsa to add a little “bite” and fresh cilantro leaves–well, it all makes for a little flavor fiesta in your mouth. It’s a complete meal in a bowl that is so healthy! And quick to put together. The longest part of this recipe is just gathering the ingredients (and, if I haven’t convinced you to do it yet, making the cilantro lime rice).
- About 1/4 cup Cilantro Lime Rice (Recipe here)
- About 1/4 cup seasoned black beans
- About 1/4 cup chopped, cooked turkey (or chicken)
- About 1/4 cup cooked sweet corn
- About 1 cup fresh chopped lettuce
- About 1/4 cup shredded Mexican blend of cheese
- Fresh cilantro leaves
- Fresh garden tomato, chopped or cherry/grape tomatoes, cut in half
- Wedges of lime
- Your favorite salsa (I used my Copycat Chili's salsa with added cilantro-recipe here)
- Heat the rice, beans, turkey, and corn.
- For each serving, arrange the rice, beans, turkey, corn and lettuce in wedges of the bowl.
- Top with cheese, tomatoes and cilantro and serve with salsa and wedges of lime.
Avocado or guacamole would be an excellent addition to the bowl.
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