mexican black bean & roasted pineapple bowl

My vacation should be wrapping up pretty soon. I could be sitting at a sidewalk cafe in Quebec City and sipping on some red wine or trying some french fries cooked in duck fat in Montreal. This meal isn’t as exciting as whatever it is I could be doing, but then again, I could be stuck in traffic, which would make this meal glamorous and exciting in comparison. That’s not saying that this meal was a let-down. In fact, it was quite the opposite. I like to think of this as a deconstructed burrito inspired by my favorite burrito at a local vegan Mexican restaurant. With roasted pineapple, fresh salsa and black beans, you can’t go wrong. It’s delicious, filling and I can see this meal becoming a habit. It may look like there are a lot of steps involved here, but it’s quite simple to put together. Then again, I love chopping and general prep work, so turn on your favorite summer jams and get this meal started.

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16 comments to “mexican black bean & roasted pineapple bowl”

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    Adrienne   August 26, 2009 at 7:28 pm

    I think this looks perfectly glamorous! But then, I'm not on vacation. Hope you're having fun!

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    Miss Kate   August 26, 2009 at 10:44 pm

    Mmm! It's hard not to go wrong with pineapple AND cheese.

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    Jennifer   August 27, 2009 at 5:33 am

    As a fan of fruity salsa, this recipe is a major temptation. Happy vacation to you!

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    stephchows   August 27, 2009 at 10:44 am

    Glamorous or not, it sounds delicious! Hope you're out having fun!

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    Brenda   August 27, 2009 at 4:39 pm

    This sounds very good! It's very pretty too.

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    jilly   August 27, 2009 at 6:25 pm

    i love the unexpected pineapple in this. i've never roasted pineapple, but i bet the sugar carmelizes it so perfectly. i can't wait to try this.

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    Kristilyn   August 28, 2009 at 5:23 pm

    Sounds like you're enjoying your vacation! This looks delicious. :-)

    K

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    Bijoux   August 29, 2009 at 7:09 am

    Barbeque season is coming to an end but before I put away the BBQ for good, I just have to grill some pineapple and toss it into a Mexican bowl just like yours. This looks so delicious!

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    The Daily V   August 30, 2009 at 10:45 am

    Oh my goodness, this looks really good. Who cares if it's not fancy-looking! :) I just started reading your blog, and I've enjoyed every single entry! I have my own blog too, mostly about baking and cooking: http://www.thedailyv.com.

    I can't wait to read more of your entries!

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    kickpleat   August 30, 2009 at 3:34 pm

    Thanks Adrienne! I don't know about glamorous, but it is delicious.

    Miss Kate, I agree completely!

    Thanks Jennifer!

    Stephchows, it was a wonderful vacation and it's good to be back. Now, I've got to start cooking again!

    Thanks Brenda.

    It does, Jilly. Roasted pineapple is amazing and it's perfect in this.

    Thanks Kristilyn. All my posts were written pre-holiday, but I can attest to the awesomeness of the vacation. Yes, indeedy.

    Bijoux, please do!

    Thanks for stopping by Vanessa! I'll definitely take a peek at your blog. Thanks!

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    Dana   August 31, 2009 at 9:19 am

    I have never roasted pineapple but I just know it would be amazing. This is a perfect dinner for me. I actually prefer the burrito without the tortilla – I just like the yummy stuff inside. Welcome home from your trip!

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    Anonymous   September 2, 2009 at 9:44 am

    OMG I was searching for sandwich blogs, came across yours and realized we went to Vancouver Film School together. I'm Jeff Hardy, do you remember me?? I love your blog. Great to know you are doing well! Email me anytime at rockhardydesign@gmail.com
    Bye!

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    hag   September 4, 2009 at 11:22 am

    I was very inspired by this recipe. I made a variation on this bowl, using whole wheat cous cous…I'm too hungry to wait for rice! I also added lots of fresh lime juice and used some romaine lettuce (shredded) and avocado instead of the pineapple. I don't have a grill and again too hungry/lazy to wait for grilled pineapple… but I bet it is delicious, especially with a lot of spice! Yum!

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    pityenlacocina   September 5, 2009 at 1:35 am

    i love pineaple, and this looks amazing! well done, and have fun!

    cheers from london,

    pity

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    kickpleat   September 5, 2009 at 7:12 pm

    Thanks Dana, and yes, roasted pineapple is amazing!

    Jeff, I totally remember you! I'll email you soon.

    Hag, your variations sound perfect. I'm hungry now.

    Why thank you, pity!

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