Quinoa & Goat Cheese Burrito Bowl

Cinco de Mayo activities are a tad different when you have kids.  It definitely used to be one of my favorite holidays…  I mean come on, who doesn’t love a good reason to drink margaritas and celebrate? Unfortunately I don’t have time or a sitter to celebrate how I used to. I do have to get dinner on the table for the family though! What better way to celebrate a fun holiday with your family & friends than providing a unique meal everyone can enjoy?

Today I sharing with you my Quinoa & Goat Cheese Burrito Bowl recipe! This recipe is very easy, very healthy, and super yummy! (My 10 month old even enjoy eating his own mini bowl!) This also makes a great recipe to cook with a partner.  One person can grill the chicken while the other cooks the rest. Whether a Cinco de Mayo dish or just a regular weekday meal, this recipe is sure to be a family favorite.


Servings: 4


  • 2 large Chicken Breasts
  • Taco Seasoning
  • 1 cup uncooked Quinoa
  • 1/2 teaspoon Liquid Smoke
  • 2 teaspoons Lime Juice
  • 1 cup chopped Red Onion
  • 1 cup chopped Bell Pepper (color of your choice)
  • 1 cup Black Beans
  • 1 cup Corn
  • 1 cup Crumbled Goat Cheese
  • 1 Avocado

Optional Garnishes:

  • Sour Cream or Plain Greek Yogurt
  • Salsa
  • Green Onion
  • Cilantro

Rub both sides of raw chicken breasts with taco seasoning. Place on grill until cooked thoroughly. Set aside. Cook quinoa according to directions on box. After the majority of the water is absorbed by the quinoa, add the liquid smoke and lime juice to the sauce pan so the quinoa absorbs while it finishes cooking. While waiting for quinoa to finish cooking, heat a little olive oil in a skillet on medium-low heat. Toss in chopped onion, chopped bell pepper, black beans, and corn to heat up and grill. Stir continuously with wooden spoon to prevent burning.  Remove when thoroughly heated and set aside. Chop avocado into cubes. Chop chicken into cubes. When quinoa is done cooking, spread evenly between bowls.  Top with chicken, veggies, beans, avocado, and goat cheese. Garnish with sour cream, salsa, green onion and/or cilantro as desired.  Enjoy!

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