Paleo Burrito Bowl (Whole30, Keto)

Just because you are grain-free doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy a delicious burrito bowl. This Whole30 and Paleo Burrito Bowl is so easy and full of flavor!

Paleo Burrito Bowl

Ever since going gluten and mostly grain free, burrito bowls have become my best friend at Mexican restaurants. I love how easily I can modify the ingredients to make it work for me, and the flavor combination is unbeatable. I mean, nothing can go wrong when guacamole and salsa are involved.

Paleo Burrito Bowl Recipe

Recently, a reader asked me if I can do a post about how I construct a paleo burrito bowl because after going grain-free, she was having trouble figuring out what to add into hers. There are actually so many different ways to customize a burrito bowl, depending on what flavors you love, so this post was really fun to put together. Plus, I got to eat this deliciousness at the end of it, so it’s win-win for me!

Paleo Burrito Bowl

How to Construct a Paleo Burrito Bowl

While there are a million ways to create a paleo burrito bowl, I like to start out with a base of cauliflower rice, lettuce, and some kind of protein. Cauliflower rice (or rice, if you can tolerate it) soaks up and meld together all the flavors of the dish, lettuce adds that refreshing crunch factor, and of course, protein is the main star of the dish. After this base, you can really go nuts and add whatever you like.

For me, there’s no question that avocados are involved, either sliced or in guacamole form, and I also need some kind of spicy salsa and/or hot sauce for that extra kick. And the rest, I usually add in what I can find in the kitchen that sounds good. I always end with sprinkling lime juice and and a ton of chopped cilantro to the entire paleo burrito bowl. MMMMM, nothing better.

Paleo Burrito Bowl

Paleo Burrito Bowl

Paleo Burrito Bowl
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Paleo Burrito Bowl

Just because you are grain-free doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy a delicious burrito bowl. This Whole30 and Paleo Burrito Bowl is so easy and full of flavor!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Mexican
Servings: 4 servings
Author: Jean Choi


Cilantro Lime Cauliflower Rice

  • 2 tbsp coconut oil
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 4 cups of cauliflower rice
  • Zest from 1 lime
  • 1/2 cup fresh cilantro leaves
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1/2 tsp dried oregano
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp onion powder
  • 1/2 tsp paprika
  • 1/2 tsp coriander
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 1/4 tsp ground black pepper
  • 1 lb chicken thighs or breasts OR ground beef cut into bite-sized pieces
  • 2 tbsp coconut oil
  • 1 large onion sliced

Optional Add-ins

  • Shredded romaine lettuce
  • Salsa of your choice
  • 1 batch of The Best Guacamole Ever or sliced avocados
  • Sliced black olives
  • Chopped raw onions
  • Plantain chips
  • Lime juice
  • Chopped cilantro for garnish


Cilantro Lime Cauliflower Rice

  • Heat coconut oil in a skillet over medium high heat.
  • Add garlic and cook for 1 minute until fragrant.
  • Add cauliflower rice and cook stirring for about 5 minutes, until soft and cooked through.
  • Stir in lime zest, cilantro leaves, salt and pepper, and stir together.
  • Take off heat and set aside.


  • Sprinkle all the spices over the meat and mix together well.
  • Heat coconut oil in a skillet over medium high heat.
  • Add onion and sauté for 2-3 minutes until translucent.
  • Add seasoned meat and cook stirring for 8-10 minutes, until browned and cooked through.

Paleo Burrito Bowl

  • Construct your bowl by starting out with romaine lettuce and cauliflower rice.
  • Add cooked meat, then top with additional add-ins of your choice! I always sprinkle everything with lime juice and fresh cilantro at the end before serving to complete the dish.
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7 thoughts on “Paleo Burrito Bowl (Whole30, Keto)

  1. Monique Cormack

    This is one damn tasty looking burrito bowl! You’ve given so many options for keeping it paleo which is great for those who need to, or prefer to, keep their meals that way. Simple and nutritious!!


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