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Chipotle Lentil Burrito Bowls

These Chipotle Lentil Burrito Bowls are the perfect way to kick off 2020! Loaded with spicy taco seasoned red lentils and packed with your favorite burrito bowl toppings, this is the best and easiest meal - even to meal prep! 

Course Main Course, Salad
Cuisine American, Mexican
Keyword chipotle burrito bowl, chipotle lentils, easy meal prep, vegan burrito bowl, vegetarian burrito bowl, vegetarian meal prep, vegetarian meals
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 2 people
Author Haylie


  • 1 cup split red lentils
  • 2 cups water (or sub vegetable broth)
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp cumin
  • 1/2 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 tsp chipotle pepper in adobo sauce
  • burrito bowl toppings like: romaine lettuce, red onion, jalapeno, avocado, sour cream, salsa, corn etc.
  • 1 tbsp olive oil


  1. Cook your lentils according to the package directions. For me, that was heating a pot on medium heat, adding a tablespoon or so of olive oil. After it heated up, add in lentils and toss to coat for about 1 minute.

  2. Add in 2 cups of water (or veggie broth). Cover and let simmer for 12-14 minutes, stirring occasionally.

  3. While the lentils are cooking, prep your burrito bowl toppings. This can include dicing red onion, jalapeno, romaine lettuce, avocado, prepping salsa etc.

  4. Once the lentils are done, add in the spices and stir gently to combine. Taste and adjust seasoning if necessary. Add in 1 tbsp "sauce" from the chipotle in adobo can for smoky flavor.

  5. Time to assemble the bowls! Layer the greens, top with the lentils as well as the other burrito bowl toppings and eat up! Enjoy!

Recipe Notes

Your burrito bowl toppings can vary - mine were as followed: romaine lettuce, sour cream, salsa, red onion, diced avocado, juicy corn, jalapeno and lime. So yummy!