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Vegetarian Burrito

You won't be missing the meat when you try these delicious Vegetarian Burritos. Packed with flavor & nutrition, these burritos are perfect for meal prep or lunch.

Vegetarian burrito recipe

Warming tortillas, melted cheese, fresh veggies...I can smell it now! The perfect vegetarian burritos straight from the comfort of your own home. This easy breakfast burrito recipe is full of flavor, texture, and will keep you full all morning. (Or evening! Let's face it, I am a big fan of breakfast for dinner!)

These homemade breakfast burritos are perfect to make and then freeze. They are a great recipe to bring to a family welcoming a new baby, experiencing a medical need, or just in need of some extra love. I love keeping these delicious burritos stocked in my freezer for quick and easy breakfasts on days we just don't have lots of time. You will not regret adding this recipe card to your stash!

Vegetarian burrito ingredients

Here is everything you'll need for these burritos. Clear your work surface and prepare for this easy meal. Don't forget your favorite breakfast burrito fillings! 

  • quinoa 
  • black beans 
  • bell pepper 
  • onion 
  • jalapeño 
  • fresh cilantro 
  • cheese 
  • garlic 
  • olive oil
  • chili powder
  • paprika
  • salt
  • pepper
  • burrito tortillas
  • salsa, fresh lime juice, and avocado slices for serving

Vegetarian burrito substitution ideas

If you're looking to make a substitution, look no further:

  • Beans: Instead of just black beans, you could add other beans into the mix for some added protein. Pinto beans would be delicious in this recipe.
  • Rice: Rice would be a yummy way to add some density to this delicious burrito as well. You could use cauliflower rice, brown rice, cilantro lime rice, or Mexican rice. You won't go wrong even if all you have is some normal white rice.
  • Low-carb tortillas: For this recipe, I use low-carb flour tortillas, but any form of tortilla will work just fine. You could use gluten-free, corn, flour, a whole wheat tortilla, whatever!
  • Cheese: Pick any cheese. I love cheddar in this recipe, but you could use dairy-free, Mexican blend, pick your favorite one, or use whatever you have on hand. 
  • Toppings: Pick your personal favorites! Some starting ideas are: avocado, hot sauce, extra veggies, sour cream, green onions, and pickled red onion.
  • To add protein: ​You could easily add some scrambled eggs to this recipe if you're protein goals require a bit more oomph. 
  • To make vegan: Use vegan cheese, a plant-based protein, vegan sour cream, or some vegan taco meat. 

How to make vegetarian burrito  

Here is the best way to make my favorite burrito recipe:

  • Gather all ingredients. Wash & chop accordingly.
  • Wash and cook quinoa.
  • While quinoa is cooking, heat a large skillet over medium-high heat.
  • Add olive oil to the skillet.
  • Add garlic and onion. Cook for about 3 minutes, until translucent.
  • Add bell pepper and jalapeno. Cook for about 4 minutes, until red bell peppers are soft.
  • Add quinoa, black beans, and seasonings to the skillet.
  • Mix really well until everything is combined.
  • Sprinkle the mixture with cheese and cilantro. Let sit for about a minute, until melted. Turn off heat and let cool.
  • Lay out 4 burrito tortillas.
  • Separate the scramble evenly into the tortillas.
  • Roll into sealed burritos.
  • Wrap in foil and store in a sealed bag in the fridge or freezer.

What veggies go in a burrito?

This recipe calls for bell pepper and onion, but there are lots of other options if you're looking to go the extra mile and really pack this burrito full of veggies. Although not technically a vegetable, sauteed sweet potatoes would be delicious in a morning burrito. 

Chopped cherry tomatoes, mushrooms, or even zucchini would be super tasty. Corn or black olives would both be welcome additions to the burrito filling as well. Adding some fresh pico de gallo salsa would taste great. The potential for vegetables in a breakfast burrito are nearly limitless! 

What can I put on a burrito besides meat?

There are so many options as to what to include in your burrito besides meat, many of which are included in this recipe. If you're a vegetarian, vegan, or just trying out meatless Mondays, there are choices for you:

  • cheese
  • eggs
  • veggies
  • rice 
  • adobo sauce
  • salsa
  • beans

There are so many ways to make a burrito recipe adaptable to you and your dietary preferences and needs. You never know what you may love! 

How to store and meal prep vegetarian burritos

To meal prep, make according to instructions. Wrap burritos in aluminum foil and store in a sealed bag or airtight container in the fridge. See below for instructions on how to freeze. 

How to reheat this recipe

No matter the time of day, when you're ready for your next meal, simply take out the burrito and reheat in the microwave until your desired temperature. Adding a damp paper towel on top of the burrito before you microwave will help seal in moisture. A frozen burrito will take longer to heat than one stored in the fridge. 

Don't forget to add your favorite toppings and different fillings to get the best flavor after you've heated your burrito. Adding a side like a fruit salad, Greek yogurt,  cilantro-lime rice, or creamy guacamole would be delicious, too!

How to freeze vegetarian breakfast burritos 

To freeze this healthy breakfast, wrap burritos in aluminum foil or parchment paper and then place in a freezer bag. Put in the freezer and use your leftover burritos for up to 30 days! Here are some ideas on the best ways to reheat frozen burritos!

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This is a hand holding up a vegetarian burrito. The burrito is cut in half so you can see the stuffing. It has quinoa, peppers, black beans, jalapeno, onions, and cheese. A few rolled burritos are behind the hand on the cutting board as well.
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Vegetarian Burrito

You won't be missing the meat when you try these delicious Vegetarian Burritos. Packed with flavor & nutrition, these burritos are perfect for meal prep or lunch.
Prep Time15 minutes
Cook Time5 minutes
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: burritos, vegetarian burrito
Servings: 4
Calories: 436kcal
Author: Jordan Smith

Ingredients

  • ½ cup quinoa uncooked
  • 15 oz black beans drained & rinsed
  • 1 bell pepper diced
  • ½ onion diced
  • 1 jalapeño seeded and minced
  • ½ cup cilantro chopped
  • ½ cup cheese shredded
  • 3 garlic cloves minced
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp pepper
  • 4 burrito tortillas
  • salsa and avocado for serving

Instructions

  • Gather all ingredients. Wash & chop accordingly.
  • Wash and cook quinoa.
  • While quinoa is cooking, heat a large skillet over medium-high heat.
  • Add olive oil to the skillet.
  • Add garlic and onion. Cook for about 3 minutes, until translucent.
  • Add bell pepper and jalapeno. Cook for about 4 minutes, until peppers are soft.
  • Add quinoa, black beans, and seasonings to the skillet.
  • Mix really well until everything is combined.
  • Sprinkle the mixture with cheese and cilantro. Let sit for about a minute, until melted. Turn off heat and let cool.
  • Lay out 4 burrito tortillas.
  • Separate the scramble evenly into the tortillas.
  • Roll into sealed burritos.
  • Wrap in foil and store in a sealed bag in the fridge or freezer.

Nutrition

Calories: 436kcal | Carbohydrates: 69g | Protein: 20g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 15mg | Potassium: 550mg | Fiber: 11g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 3IU | Vitamin C: 57mg | Calcium: 26mg | Iron: 34mg
Recipe Rating




Audra

Sunday 11th of February 2024

I loved these!! Such a fun recipe and easy to customize and add too! I added sweet potatoes and some ground turkey! I also think the filling is really great on its own for quinoa bowls!