Recipe: Quinoa Taco/Burrito Filling

Quinoa Taco/Burrito Filling

1 cup quinoa

1 tblspn EVOO (extra virgin olive oil)

1 red onion chopped

3 cloves garlic minced

1 1/2 tspn cumin

1/2 tspn oregano

1-2 tspn chili powder

dash cayenne pepper

Half each red, green and yellow bell peppers chopped

1, 15oz can black beans, drained

3/4 cup diced tomatoes (fresh or canned *read ingredients!)

1 lime

Salt and pepper to taste

6-8 oz of baby spinach

1 bunch of cilantro, chopped

1 avocado, diced

***taco or burrito tortillas (make sure to follow your diet restrictions!)

***(optional 1/3 cup of cheddar or feta cheese)

cook quinoa according to package (use beef, chicken or vegetable broth)

heat olive oil in a saute pan over medium-high heat, add onion and saute for 3-5 mins. until translucent. Add garlic, cumin, oregano, chili powder, cayenne and peppers; saute for 2 mins. Remove from heat and stir in beans, tomatoes, spinach, cilantro and juice of 1 lime. Stir in quinoa and season to taste. Add cilantro, ***cheese and avocado as a topping to tacos or burritos.

This originally was a taco salad. You can chill the filling and serve it over chopped spinach and cilantro. Add avocado and ***cheese to top it off. Use lime juice for dressing.

*** omit to make vegan or find alternative that works with our specific diet restrictions.


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