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!)
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.