Kale, Black Bean and Avocado Burrito Bowl

LIME MARINATED KALE. I composed this burrito bowl in my head on the drive home, somewhere between my stop at Ikea (first time!) and Iowa.


  • 1 bunch curly kale ; ribs removed and chopped into small, bite-sized pieces
  • 1/4 cup lime juice
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/2 jalapeño, seeded and finely ; chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt


  • 2 cans black beans ; rinsed and drained (or 4 cups cooked black beans)
  • 1 shallot, finely chopped (or 1/3 cup chopped red on
  • 3 cloves garlic pressed or ; minced
  • 1/4 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper (optional)


  • Avocado
  • Salsa verde
  • Cherry tomatoes
  • cilantro
  • hot sauce (optional)



  1. Make the kale salad: whisk together the lime juice, olive oil, chopped jalapeño, cumin and salt. Toss the chopped kale with the lime marinade in a mixing bowl.
  2. Warm the beans: in a sauce pan, warm 1 tablespoon olive oil over medium-low heat. Sauté the shallot and garlic until fragrant, then add the beans, chili powder and cayenne pepper. Cook until the beans are warmed through and softened, stirring often, about 5 to 7 minutes. If the beans seem dry at any point, mix in a little splash of water.
  3. Heat cauliflower rice in skillet.
  4. To serve, spoon generous portions of cauliflower rice, beans and kale salad into a bowl along with a couple spoonfuls of avocado. Garnish with chopped cherry tomatoes and cilantro
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