Black Walnut Burrito Bowl

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Have you ever tried black walnuts? Black walnuts are smaller and more flavorful than most commercial walnut varieties. They also have a bold flavor and contain more protein than any other tree nut! Black walnuts are nutrient packed containing heart-healthy magnesium and omega-3s and bone strengthening manganese. 

Today I am so excited to share with you a really delicious Black Walnut Burrito Bowl recipe featuring Hammons Black walnuts! 

Hammons Black walnuts is a family-owned company with a passion for sustainably, hand-harvesting black walnuts for over 70 years!

Grown naturally, watered by the rain and produced without chemicals or pesticides, black walnuts are the only all-wild tree nut commercially available in the United States. They’re also gluten free, non-GMO Project Verified and kosher certified. They are one of the few crops still picked by hand, making them a unique, all-natural and sustainable nut great in savory or sweet recipes. 

These wild walnuts are great as a snack all on their own, or incredibly versatile in a variety of recipes. Because black walnuts pack so much protein, they are a great plant-based protein staple and meat alternative! I love making a seasoned walnut crumble for tacos, burritos or in spaghetti sauce… the ideas are endless! Today I’m sharing a really delicious Black Walnut Burrito Bowl recipe and here’s how you make it!

Burrito bowls with walnut taco meat and lots of veggies.

Black Walnut Burrito Bowls

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Prep Time:15 minutes
Cook Time:40 minutes


Burrito Bowl Ingredients

  • ¾ cup jasmine rice
  • ¼ cup white quinoa
  • 1 15oz can black beans
  • 1 cup fire roasted corn
  • 1 medium sweet potato
  • 6 large leaves kale
  • 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil

Seasoned Black Walnut Crumble

  • 2 cups chopped black walnuts
  • 2 cups cauliflower florets
  • 1 tablespoon pure maple syrup
  • ½ cup sundried tomatoes
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 1-2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • Optional: 1-2 deseeded fresh peppers of choice if you like more heat.

Coconut Cilantro Lime Sauce

  • 1 cup canned coconut cream
  • ¼ cup finely chopped fresh cilantro
  • ½ lime juiced
  • ¼ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper


  • To make the seasoned black walnut crumble; preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
  • Pulse all ingredients (except the walnuts) in a food processor until the mixture is evenly ground, then add the walnuts and pulse together.
  • Transfer to a greased baking sheet, bake for 30 minutes, stir a few times throughout.
  • Chop the sweet potato, toss in EVOO and bake in the oven with the walnuts.
  • Add the rice and quinoa into a medium pot with 2 cups of water, bring to a boil, add a lid and drop the heat to low, simmer for 15 minutes.
  • Rinse, dry and divy in the kale. Chop and add to a medium bowl, drizzle with EVOO and squeeze half a lime over the top, massage with clean hands.
  • To make the coconut cilantro lime sauce, add all of the ingredients into a small bowl and whisk together.
  • Build the burrito bowl by adding all ingredients into a bowl and top with a dollop of coconut cilantro lime sauce. Enjoy!
Servings: 2
Author: Healthy Grocery Girl

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Black Walnuts are available at retailers nationwide! However, if you can’t find Black Walnuts at your local store, you can purchase them from several online retailers such as:

Disclosure: Thank you to Hammons Black Walnuts for sponsoring today’s post!

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