The Oaxaca Bowl (35 minutes, the perfect meal prep!)

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The Oaxaca Bowl (35 minutes, the perfect meal prep!)


25 mins


10 mins



Everyone meet THE OAXACA bowl! This dish was inspired by my friends down at Freshii, and since I eat this so often I decided I should make one for myself but with a few twists! First of all I should mention that the time to make this dish does not include the rice, I made this as a quick and easy meal using leftovers of things like Quinoa, Rice or Bulgar Wheat!

The natural food Oaxaca bowl is so simple, nutritious and truly delicious.  It is made up of a few components and really allows you to play with your favourites herbs and spices to customize each sauce, salad or carb to your families preference! So far its composed of some of my favourite plant based recipes and will definitely be listed on the must make everyday week list!

You’re going to love the Oaxaca bowl because is it:

  • quick + easy
  • creamy and rich
  • versatile
  • crunchy
  • plant-based (vegan)
  • made using natural foods and organic foods
  • good for you
  • a tough of summer in spring!

The original recipe used crispy won tons but I thought I would switch things up by adding the nutrient dense Harvest Snaps for extra crunch and added plant based protein! For this specific recipe I used their Black Pepper Harvest Snaps which are made from Snapeas (healthy! hell ya!). They added so much texture and creativity to this bowl.

Whats the bonus? Andrew loved it and I know all of you will to! As always if you try the recipe please leave us a comment below, we love your feedback!

Love from Your Greek Food Goddess XOX

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The Oaxaca Bowl (35 minutes, the perfect meal prep!)

  • Author: Maria Koutsogiannis
  • Prep Time: 25 mins
  • Cook Time: 10 mins
  • Total Time: 35 mins
  • Yield: 4 1x
  • Category: Dinner
  • Cuisine: Plant-based


  • For the Rice:
  • cooked rice, for flavour I added cilantro and olive oil
  • For refried beans:
  • recipe to come but for now use your favourite recipe or organic canned refried beans!
  • simple reheat until bubbly and delicious looking! you can add spices like cayenne, paprika, cumin and turmeric for extra heat and fun!
  • For the Cashew Cream:
  • 1 cup raw cashews
  • juice of one lemon
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/4 cup vegetable stock
  • pinch of salt and pepper
  • 1 tsp hot sauce
  • 1 tsp each onion powder, garlic powder and cilantro flakes
  • For Cilantro Lime Sauce:
  • 1 cup fresh cilantro
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • juice of one lemon
  • juice of one lime
  • 2 tbsp vegetable stock
  • 1/2 cup raw cashews
  • pinch of salt and pepper
  • For tomato salsa:
  • 2 cups cherry tomatoes, halved or quartered
  • 1 cup parsley or cilantro, roughly chopped
  • pinch of salt and pepper
  • 1 tsp each onion and garlic powder
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • juice of one lime
  • For Cabbage “slaw”:
  • 4 cups red cabbage, thinly sliced
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp each salt, pepper, garlic and onion powder
  • 2 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1 avocado
  • black pepper Harvest Snaps


  1. Begin by cooking your rice as instructed, or pull out your leftovers from last night! Add flavour with your favourite herbs and spices!
  2. Get cooking your favourite refried beans (as instructed), make your favourite recipe or simply substitute for cooked beans (black beans would be awesome!). This shouldn’t take much longer than 10 minutes!
  3. Get started on both sauces by simply adding the ingredients for each sauce into a blender and blending till smooth. Set them into the fridge until plating!
  4. Prepare your salsa by adding all your ingredients into a bowl and stirring well.
  5. Prepare your slaw by adding all your ingredients into a bowl and stirring well. I suggest using your hands here to crunch together the cabbage and create a delicious, and simple salad!
  6. Garnish with Black Pepper Harvest Snaps, cilantro, and lime wedges!
  7. The way I love eating this bowl is simple! Slab a bunch of each component into a bowl, and dig in!
  8. I guarantee you that you’re going to fall in love with this dish!



This is such a cool idea!
I can’t wait to try it.
Izzy | Pinch of delight

Maria Koutsogiannis

Hello gorgeous,

Thank you so much! Did you end up trying the recipe?

Gene McKeever

Can you please add me to your blog?

Maria Koutsogiannis

Hey hun! I am not sure what you mean, do you mean you wish to subscribe? If so, you can do so my scrolling to the top and adding in your email! I hope you have a lovely weekend!

Nisha / @rainbowplantlife

That cilantro lime sauce is everything. And this whole bowl. So amazing!


Do you have suggestions for people with nut allergies?

Maria Koutsogiannis

Hey girl!

So this cashew cream specifically I don’t really know! But I have made something very similar using sunflowers seeds or even lentils!! I hope this helps 🙂


This recipe is so good and even delish the next day! I just used canned black beans as I was in a pinch and the SAUCES you guys!!! Make them! The cabbage slaw is easy peasy and yum! My husband and I had it for lunch the next day as well at an event where your choices to purchas were either gross fast food or $20 and everyone was so jealous of our made lunches. The cashew cream paired well with a lentil burger I made a few days later so you’ll have extra and it’s fabulous. It’s very garlicky, as you can see in the recipe, but it’s so worth it!

Maria Koutsogiannis

YESSSS!!! AMBER, this makes me so happy! Thank you for the love babe, means everything.

Sending you all the best vibes.

Mark Deweese

Wow. Great tastes, great presentation. My wife ate this for three meals in a row!

Maria Koutsogiannis

This is great! So glad to hear this Mark!!

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