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Sweet potato and black bean burrito bowl with fresh cilantro and toppings in white bowl on white countertop.

Sweet Potato & Black Bean Burrito Bowls (Plant-Based)

  • Author: Lauren
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x


These plant-based Sweet Potato & Black Bean Burrito Bowls are super satiating, chocked full of flavor and wholesome ingredients! An quick and easy bowl made with brown rice, black beans, sweet potatoes, bell peppers, avocado, cilantro, and salsa. Whether you are plant-based, vegan, vegetarian, or just looking to incorporate more meatless meal options, this bowl recipe can't be beat!


Units Scale
  • 1 large sweet potato, peeled & diced
  • 15 oz can black beans, drained & rised
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon cajun seasoning
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 cup (dry) brown rice
  • 1 teaspoon fresh cilantro, chopped
  • 3 limes, juiced
  • 1 large avocado, diced
  • 1 yellow bell pepper, diced
  • Choice toppings: cotija cheese, creamy avocado dip, pico de gallo, guacamole


  1. Bake: In a large bowl, mix cubed sweet potatoes, black beans, olive oil, Cajun seasoning, 1/2 teaspoon salt, and 1/2 teaspoon black pepper until all are evenly coated. Place mixture on a rimmed baking sheet lined with aluminum foil and bake at 400° for 20 minutes.
  2. Make rice: Cook rice according to package instructions. When finished cooking add cilantro, 2 tablespoons lime juice, and a dash of sea salt. Mix to combine.
  3. Prep toppings: In a small bowl, combine diced bell pepper, 1 teaspoon lime juice, salt, and pepper. In a second small bowl, combine diced avocado, 1 teaspoon lime juice, salt, and pepper. 
  4. Assemble: Place rice at the bottom of the bowl, add sweet potato and black bean mix, top with bell peppers, avocado, salsa, and choice toppings.


  • Change it up: Try topping with your favorite sauce, such as this creamy avocado dip, guacamole, or pico de gallo with some sliced avocado or jalapenos. You can also change up the seasoning for your sweet potatoes and black beans. Chili Lime seasoning is amazing on these as well!
  • Turn them into burritos: Sometimes we will take all of these ingredients and make them into one big burrito for a fun change up.
  • Make it dairy free/vegan: Simply don’t top with cheese. If you’d like something extra creamy, try a scoop of my addictive avocado dip!
  • Make it quick: If you're looking for the quickest way to make these bowls, buy all of the components pre-made!
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Category: Savory

Keywords: rice bowl