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  • January 02, 2021 2 min read

    This bowl is a hearty whole food bowl on its own, but to make it more fun throw it into a crunchy corn taco bowl or serve with a side of warm whole wheat tortillas.


    Makes 4 to 6 servings - Prep time: 15 minutes - Cook time: 8 minutes



    2 cups fresh corn off the cob, or thawed frozen corn

    1/2 teaspoon ground cumin

    1 teaspoon chili powder

    1 teaspoon onion powder

    3 cups black beans cooked fresh, or 2 cans salt-free black beans, strained and rinsed well

    3 cups short-grain brown rice, cooked

    1/2 head romaine lettuce, shredded

    1/2 cup dry-toasted pumpkin seeds

    Hot sauce (optional)

    Whole wheat or corn tortillas, warmed (optional)


    Ingredients & Directions for Red Pepper Pico:

    1/2 cup red pepper, finely diced

    3/4 Roma tomato, seeded and finely minced

    1/4 cup red onion, small diced

    1/2 jalapeño, seeded and finely minced

    1 tablespoon lime juice

    1 clove of garlic, finely minced

    3 tablespoons fresh cilantro, chopped

    Sea salt to taste

    - In a small mixing bowl, gently toss all ingredients well.


    Ingredients & Directions for Avocado-Jalapeño Crème:

    2 cloves of garlic

    2 tablespoons lime juice

    1 jalapeño, seeded

    1/4 cup cilantro, chopped

    1/4 cup almond or soy milk, unsweetened

    Sea salt to taste

    - In a food processor or blender, blend all ingredients until smooth.



    1. - Preheat oven to 400°F.
    2. - In a small bowl, add the freshly shucked or thawed corn. Mix with the cumin, chili powder, and onion powder.
    3. - Spray a baking sheet or line with parchment paper and spread corn evenly. Roast for 5 minutes, remove, allow to cool and save for later.
    4. - To assemble the bowls: Evenly distribute the beans, rice, roasted corn, and lettuce in each bowl. To each bowl with Red Pepper Pico and Avocado-Jalapeño Crème, and garnish with pumpkin seeds.
    5. - Serve with your favorite hot sauce, if you like, and warmed whole wheat tortillas or corn crunchy taco bowls to assemble and enjoy your own healthy taco dish!


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