I can’t believe school starts next week?! It has been an AMAZING summer, but I’m still holding on tight to these looooong summer days.
Today, we picked a bunch of great tomatoes from the garden, and we made veggie burrito bowls. They were amazing, fresh and very flavorful.
Veggie Burrito Bowls

  • 1 cup of your favorite rice
  • 2 tbsp evoo
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 3 garlic cloves minced (or powder is fine)
  • 3/4 tsp salt divided
  • 1 can black beans
  • 1 tbsp chopped chipotles (I left these out – too spicy for kids)
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes chopped – or more
  • 1/3 cup finely chopped onion
  • 1/4 cup fresh chopped cilantro
  • 1 and 1/2 fresh lime juice dividied
  • 1 jalepeno, seeded and finely chopped
  • 1 and 1/3 cups very thinly sliced red cabbage
  • 3 ounces queso fresco cheese or cotija
  • 2 ripe avocados, peeled and sliced
  1. Cook rice accordingly. And add evoo, cumin, and garlic.
  2. Drain the black beans. put into small sauce pan. Stir in chipotle if you like plus 1/4 tsp salt. simmer for 10 minutes. (if you don’t like chipotle, add a shake of garlic, onion, oregano for flavor).
  3. In a separate small bowl, combine chopped tomatoes, 1/4 tsp salt, onion, cilantro and 1 tbsp lime juice (just squeeze 1/2 a lime in) and jalapeno. toss to combine.
  4. In a separate medium size bowl, combine 1 +1/2 tsp evoo,1 +1/2 tsp lime juice and cabbage, toss well. I flavored until it tasted well, using more lime juice.
  5. Divide rice, beans, cabbage, avocado and cheese evenly among bowls.
  6. Yield: 4-5

Orange, Red Onion and Cilantro Salad (YOU WILL LOVE THIS SALAD)

  • 1 tbsp evoo
  • 1 tbsp grated lime
  • 1 tbsp fresh lime juice
  • 1/4 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/4 ground pepper
  • 1/4 cup very thin sliced red onion
  • 4 medium navel oranges peeled and sliced
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
  1. Combine first 5 ingredients in bowl. Add onion and oranges. Toss to coat.top with cilantro.
  2. Yield: 4