Quinoa Avocado Tacos:
What is quinoa?
While quinoa is usually considered to be a whole grain, it is actually a seed, but can be prepared like whole grains such as rice or barley.
Quinoa is an excellent whole grain for three reasons:
-First, it takes less time to cook than other whole grains - just 10 to 15 minutes.
-Second, quinoa tastes great on its own. Add a bit of olive oil or coconut oil, sea salt and lemon juice and - yum!
-Finally, of all the whole grains, quinoa has the highest protein content, so it's perfect for vegetarians and vegans. Quinoa provides all 9 essential amino acids, making it a complete protein. Quinoa is a gluten-free and cholesterol-free whole grain, is kosher for Passover, and is almost always organic.
Food Babe’s Quinoa Avocado Tacos
- 2 romaine hearts or 1 head of romaine lettuce
- ½ cup dry quinoa cooked to package instructions + 1 tsp chili powder
- 2 large ripe avocados diced
- juice of one lime
- 1 and ½ cups of cherry tomatoes diced in half and squeezed of excess liquid
- ¼ cup white onion diced
- handful of cilantro diced
- ¼ tsp sea salt
- ¼ tsp fresh cracked pepper
- 1 garlic clove minced
- 1 jalapeno or serrano pepper diced with seeds removed
- Combine quinoa and chili powder in water and cook to package instructions
- Make guacamole by putting all ingredients except romaine in a bowl and combine well
- Place washed and thoroughly dried romaine leaves on a platter
- Serve family style – Make the tacos by using a romaine leaf as the shell, adding a scoop of quinoa and a scoop of guacamole to the middle
- Make it fancy by adding slices of lime, salsa, hot sauce, tortilla chips, sour cream and/ or goat cheese to serve as toppings or on the side
***Please buy all organic ingredients if possible***