Last night I wanted to eat something very tasty yet very healthy for dinner (or should I say Nutrilicious?); so, I decided to make tacos with a twist! You can never go wrong with Tacos; right? I used quinoa with lots of vegetables as my filling for tacos. Quinoa is one of my favorite as it is not only high in nutritional value with high protein and fiber; but, is also versatile in cooking and adds nice crunch. I regularly make my tacos with black beans but, I switched them with edamame – Yum!
Ingredients: (Makes ~ 6 tacos)
6 hard tacos
1 cup cooked tricolor quinoa
½ cup frozen edamame (Thawed)
1 cup chopped purple cabbage
½ Red bell pepper
½ Green bell pepper
½ cup frozen corn (Thawed)
1 tablespoon olive oil
½ teaspoon cumin powder
1 teaspoon Lime juice
1/2 teaspoon of lime zest
Salt, black pepper- to taste
Salsa, guacamole, grated Mexican cheese
Rinse quinoa well with water and cook with 2 parts water to every part quinoa until all water is used and / or quinoa is cooked. Fluff quinoa with fork and set aside.
Chop purple cabbage, peppers and thaw corn and edamame.
Mix quinoa with vegetables in big bowl and add olive oil, salt, pepper, cumin powder, lime juice and lime zest.
Toss the mixture to mix all ingredients well.
Take a taco and fill it with the quinoa mixture and top with salsa, guacamole and cheese. Enjoy these delicious tacos with a great nutritious twist!
These tacos turned out really good and am surely going to try them again. I hope you also enjoy them as much as we did!