A delicious Mexican Burrito Bowl with Papaya Salsa recipe you are going to love! Juicy tender Mexican spiced chicken, beans, charred corn, creamy avocado and vegetables topped with a refreshing, delightful and colourful papaya salsa using Ruby Rise Red Papaya. Now this is a crowd pleasing bowl perfect for a mid-week meal, make-ahead lunch or family friendly dinner.
Healthy, easy, flavoursome and delicious. My kind of food.

How to make this recipe:

This is the kind of recipe that is full of flavour without much fuss. Simply cook your spiced chicken whilst you prepare your remaining ingredients. To make the papaya salsa gently toss cubed papaya with fresh lime, red onion and coriander for a delightful and fresh addition to your Mexican inspired Buddha Bowl. Assemble your bowl with the pre-prepared fresh ingredients when ready to eat for a quick, flavoursome and healthy lunch or dinner.
Mexican Buddha Bowl with Papaya Salsa Dairy Free Recipe
When I enjoy this delicious bowl of goodness I imagine sitting in the tropical sunshine near sparkling rivers, just like the perfect conditions the Ruby Rise Red Papaya are nurtured in in North Queensland. The papaya salsa adds a light, palate refreshing finish to a well balanced and flavoursome dish.
Mexican Buddha Bowl with Papaya Salsa Gluten Free Recipe

Dietary Notes:

Recipe is gluten free, dairy free, egg free, nut free, sugar free and plant based.

To make this recipe vegetarian and vegan omit chicken and instead include your choice of plant based protein. Such as beans, legumes, tofu or quinoa with nuts.

Mexican Buddha Bowl with Papaya Salsa Sugar Free Recipe

DIY Bowls:

This is also a great recipe to make with the family for a fun DIY meal. Simply prepare all of the fillings and have your family assemble their own bowls for an interactive dinner or when entertaining. This would also be great picnic food!

Mexican Burrito Bowl with Papaya Salsa 

Juicy tender Mexican spiced chicken, beans, charred corn, creamy avocado and veg topped with a refreshing, delightful and colourful papaya salsa using red papaya. A crowd pleasing bowl perfect for a mid-week meal, make-ahead lunch or family friendly dinner. 
Keyword Dairy Free, Egg Free, Gluten Free, Grain Free, No Added Sugar, Nut Free, Refined Sugar Free, Soy Free
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 2


  • 1

    chicken breast

  • 1 tsp

    smoked paprika 

  • 1/2 tsp cumin
  • 1 tbsp

    extra virgin olive oil

  • 1 large corn cob
  • 1 cup brown rice

    cooked; (or quinoa, wild rice)

  • 1/2 cup red kidney beans

    rinsed and drained 

  • 1 tbsp

    tomato salsa 

  • 1 cup iceberg lettuce shredded
  • 1 avocado chopped

Papaya Sala

  • 1/4 Ruby Rise red papaya

    deseeded, diced small

  • 1 lime juiced
  • 1/4 small red onion

    finely diced 

  • fresh coriander chopped

To Serve

unsweetened coconut yoghurt

  • fresh coriander 

  • lime wedges


  • In a mixing bowl, combine extra virgin olive oil with paprika and cumin. 

  • Add chicken and coat. Set aside whilst you pre-prepare remaining ingredients. 

  • Cook brown rice. Drain well. Add salsa and red kidney beans. Mix through and set aside. 

  • Heat grill pan, BBQ (or frying pan) and cook chicken 4-5 mins each side until cooked through and char marks. Add corn cob and grill until charred. Set chicken aside to rest. Slice thickly. Cut off corn kernels and set aside. 

  • Make papaya salsa by gently mixing ingredients to combine. 

  • Assemble burrito bowls with brown rice/ red kidney bean mixture, corn kernels, lettuce, avocado, chicken and top with papaya salsa.
  • Finish with a dollop of yoghurt, fresh coriander and lime wedges. 


To make this recipe vegetarian or vegan, omit chicken and replace with your choice of plant based protein such as tofu, beans or quinoa. 

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This recipe was created by nutritionist and recipe developer Casey-Lee Lyons for Ruby Rise Papaya. 


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