Mexican Nourish Bowls with Lime Dressing
Healthy, easy and ready in 45 minutes, these delicious mexican nourish bowls are a fantastic dinner! Packed with roasted veggies, whole grains, black beans and a lime dressing, you can adjust based on what you have on hand. Dairy free and vegan with gluten free option.
Today I bring you these mexican nourish bowls. Which we’ll serve with all the toppings. Because, toppings.
But before we get to the recipe itself, let’s first talk about the fact that I feel very trendy calling these nourish bowls.
I may be about the least trendy person on the planet. For real. I’m usually the last one to know about any sort of craze or fad or what have you. I don’t even really know if nourish bowls are indeed trendy.
Yet, it was the best recipe title I came up with that wasn’t about three sentences long and way too descriptive. So we’re going with it.
Let’s get our nourish on! That was corny, lame, so not trendy. See, I have a problem.
How To Make Mexican Nourish Bowls
So here’s the nitty gritty on these bowls.
We’ll start with a big tray of roasted veggies. Some broccoli, fresh corn kernels, sweet potatoes and even some yukon potatoes for that bit of almost creaminess. We’ll roast em’ up with plenty of spices to amp up the flavor.
We’ll whisk together a simple lime dressing that has a touch of maple syrup, for that hint of sweetness to sort of balance the citrus.
The veggies are tossed together with the dressing, some black beans for protein and some bulgur (or really any whole grain of choice!).
And then we’ll finish it all off with plenty of toppings. My favorite being the creamy dreamy avocado. Yum yum yum.
The husband and I definitely thought that this got better and better as it sat and the flavors really developed (before you add on the toppings of course!). Making for one heck of a make-ahead meal.
Nourish bowls. Let’s make them a thing. Wait, they may already be a thing. Or not. Clearly I’m the wrong person to ask.
Additional Meal Bowl Recipes You Might Enjoy:
- Mediterranean Hummus Bowls
- Baked BBQ Tempeh Bowls
- Peanut Chickpea Sweet Potato Bowls
- Caribbean Chicken Bowls
- Yukon Potato Bowls
- Chipotle Sweet Potato Burrito Bowls
Did you make this recipe? Rate and review it down below! I’d love to hear from you.
Mexican Nourish Bowls with Lime Dressing
Healthy, easy and ready in 45 minutes, these delicious mexican nourish bowls are a fantastic dinner! Packed with roasted veggies, whole grains, black beans and a lime dressing, you can adjust based on what you have on hand.
For the veggies:
- 1 small red onion, sliced
- 2 small yukon potatoes, chopped into ½ inch chunks
- 1 small sweet potato, chopped into ½ inch chunks
- 3 cups chopped broccoli florets
- 1 cup fresh corn kernels (from about 2 ears corn)
- 3 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 teaspoon cumin
- 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
- 1 teaspoon chili powder
- ¼ teaspoon cayenne (or to taste)
- ¾ teaspoon salt
For the dressing:
- 2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lime juice
- 1 tablespoon pure maple syrup
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- pinch of pepper
- ¼ cup olive oil
- 1 (15 ounce) can black beans, drained and rinsed
- 1 ½ cups cooked bulgur (or another whole grain)*
- sliced avocado
- chopped walnuts
- chopped cilantro
To make the veggies:
- Preheat the oven to 400ºF.
- Add the onion, both kinds of potato, broccoli and corn to a large rimmed baking sheet. Drizzle with the olive oil and sprinkle with the cumin, paprika, chili powder, cayenne and salt. Toss to combine and spread in an even layer.
- Bake for about 25 to 30 minutes, stirring once halfway through, until all the veggies are tender.
To make the dressing:
- In a small bowl, whisk together the lime juice, maple syrup, salt, pepper and olive oil until well combined.
- Add the beans, bulgur and roasted veggies to a large bowl. Toss to combine. Add in the dressing and toss again to combine.
- Scoop some of the mixture into a serving bowl and top generously with some avocado, walnuts, and cilantro (or whatever toppings you would like!).
*These are also delicious with another whole grain of choice. Quinoa, brown rice, millet. Whatever floats your boat. If you're gluten free - be sure to use a gluten free whole grain.
If desired, you can also serve these with some hot sauce - my husband likes it better that way (he wants the additional heat).
You want about 1 pound of potatoes in total. So feel free to adjust the sweet potato to yukon ratio however you would like (as long as you use the same total amount).
Nutrition Information:Yield: 5 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 415Total Fat: 20gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 17gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 496mgCarbohydrates: 53gFiber: 12gSugar: 8gProtein: 10g
Nutrition data shown is an estimate provided by an online calculator and is for informational purposes only. It should not be considered a substitute for a medical professional’s advice.
Tried my first norish bowl last night and it was wonderful, thank you. I didn’t have nuts or avocado on hand but I’m sure they would just improve an already great dish. Loved the spice blends and lime vinaigrette. I added a tsp of chili oil to the vinaigrette- could do more but other taste buds in the family. Used a wild rice blend for grains.
So happy to hear this Lynda! Thanks so much for taking the time to let me know. And I love the sound of the chili oil – I have to try that next time I make this.
This was excellent. Very easy to make. Used farro for the grain, all sweet potato and a can of corn instead of fresh. The crunch of the walnuts was such a nice addition. Great flavours.
So happy to hear you enjoyed it Samira! Thanks for sharing your changes!
I have made this recipe 3 times in the past two months. I always use whatever grain I have on hand and the way the dressing kinda soaks into it is amazing! The crunch of the walnuts on top is a great addition to breakup the texture of all the soft, roasted veggies.
Hey Sarah! I’m so happy to hear it! Thanks for taking the time to let me know! 🙂
I guess I’m the only one commenting who actually made this dish. I had high hopes but I don’t feel I’ll make this again. We enjoyed the texture but I’m torn on the flavors, I believe the cumin was overpowering. To me it was missing something but not sure what. This is just my opinion. It’s so healthy, I wish I enjoyed it more. Thank you for sharing and taking the time to post!
Hey Tawnia – I’m sorry to hear it. Cumin is a favorite of mine so I guess just totally different tastes 🙂 Have a wonderful day!
So healthy, delicious and nutritious bowl of fresh and flavorful goodness. Loving the gorgeous name of the bowls! 🙂
Oooh, I love the name. I think you’ll be trending in no time. Roasted veggies is where it’s at, so this will totally be happening soon. Pinned.
LOVE these Mexican bowls of deliciousness, they totally look comforting and nourishing!! YUM!!
Love this! I keep seeing nourish bowls everywhere but I’m still yet to try one – I think this recipe might just change that!! I love all Mexican flavours, so I just know I’m going to love this recipe – especially with that lime dressing. Mmmm, this sounds sooo good, and the perfect recipe for some yummy healthy comfort food.
Well Ashley, call yourself as untrendy as you like, you still get street cred for introducing me to nourish bowls. Props. They look fabulous!!
It’s crazy how naming a recipe can be the most difficult part sometimes! I think the word nourish is perfect for this one though- it looks so comforting and healthy! And I love that you can make it ahead of time and the flavor only gets better. Mucho perfecto! 😉
So healthy, nutritious and tasty..this is my kind of meal.
I love the name of these bowls and think it’s very trendy!! I’m not really with the times either. I always have to ask my kids if this or that is the cool way to say things. Hehe. Sounds delicious and I can’t wait to make them!!
I’m all for making nourish bowls a thing! These look amazing!
This post made me laugh! I am so not- trendy myself that when I started reading this I thought – wow, I didn’t know there was such a thing as “nourish bowls”, I am going to have to pay better attention. You see, you convinced me that it’s a “thing”. You are far more trendy than you realized, even having the ability to START trends!! 😉 These bowls do in fact look quite delicious. I especially love the lime dressing!
haha I think I’m trendy on accident 🙂 Thanks Renee!!
Aw, this made me smile so much!!! 🙂
“Nourish bowl” makes total sense – there is so much delicious wholesomeness here. I just want it! : ) I love the combination of root vegetables with sweet corn and then heartiness from grains and beans. It’s really got a bit of everything and since we’re supposed to eat “variety”, this is such a smart way to go! I’m still loving the bulgur, btw. It’s got just the right bite – like a love child of rice and steel cut oats or something. : )
Thanks Monica! Ha! That’s a great way to describe bulgur!!
I’m honestly in love with the roasted veggies here! So delicious and love the avo and lime dressing, pinning!
Awesome bowl…I love all the vegetables and yes, great lime dressing…
Hope you are enjoying your week Ashley 🙂
Haha I am so not trendy too but I totally love the idea of these nourish bowls. So much fun 🙂 All those yummy roasted veggies look so so good!! I could seriously eat this everyday. Love the lime dressing and of course the creamy dreamy avocado 🙂
I do feel better knowing I’m not alone in my un-trendiness haha 🙂
when I read the title “nourish bowls”, I automatically assumed it was some trend that I had never heard of. Obviously I’m not too trendy myself 🙂 You can call these whatever that you want. They look wonderful!
haha I’m clearly not up on all the actual trends 🙂
Yesss to all the toppings! I love meals like this – filling, satisfying, AND nourishing!
I love all the ingredients in these nourish bowls! I think I could eat this all week for lunch!
Oh, that made me laugh Ashley, because I am totally the least trendy person alive and never know about trends until they’re over. When I read your title I though, what are nourish bowls, have I missed another food trend?! Whatever, whether they’re trendy or not they sound pretty awesome and I need to make them soon! 🙂
haha I’m glad it’s not just me!!
I love this dish its perfect for a lovely summer meal. I must have a dish of it now!!!
I love the idea of nourish bowls! And these look fantastic with all that awesome stuff packed in them. I want this for dinner tonight! 🙂
Look at all of those yummy roasted veggies!! This is making me hungry and it is not even 10 a.m. 😉
Ha! I always get so hungry reading blogs!
love the name ‘nourish bowls.’ it sounds trendy for sure 🙂 and sounds amazing!
There’s so much flavor in each of these bowls! I love all the veggies and spices and -wait – why is a screen separating me from this level of deliciousness! 🙂
These are sure to be trending soon – if not already!
You do Mexican right Ashley and these bowls look so filling. Lime dressing, yum yum. Loving all the spices in here. And trendy, I dunno, I might have you beat in the not-so-trendy department! Totally dork here. Barely can make it into sweat pants in the morning =) (but they’re skinny jean sweat pants so maybe I am trendy =)
Totally makes them trendy!! 🙂
I love the name of these bowls, Ashley! Nourish really seems to fit this dish. And all of the ingredients sound flavorful and hearty. Love the lime dressing, too!
Mmmm so healthy and tasty looking! Love!
Oh yes! This is now the only thing I’m going to be thinking about until I make it! I love these kind of meals!