Monday, August 5, 2013

Quick and Easy Black Bean Quinoa Tacos

I am trying to find quick meals that incorporate legumes (vegan protein!) and still have a great taste.  Since Mexican food has such great flavors and spice, it's the perfect way to make bland bean yummy, satisfying, and savory.

My favorite homemade vegan meal is quickly becoming tacos.  You can use black beans as the "meat" and add as much spice to them as you want.  Then jazz up the beans with onions, peppers, avocado, and salsa. It's a great meal that really satisfies.

Here is one of my favorite taco recipes:

Quick and Easy Black Bean Quinoa Tacos

Ingredients:
-1 can black beans
-1 C. cooked quinoa
-1/4 C. onion
-1/4 C. red bell pepper
-2 tsp grapeseed oil
-1 tsp homemade taco seasoning
-taco shells

Garnish:
-cilantro      
-tomatoes
-avocado
-lettuce
-jalapenos
-etc.

Directions:
Heat medium skillet over medium low heat.  Once hot add oil, then add onions and red pepper. When onion softens slightly, add black beans and quinoa.  Heat mixture for a few minutes until hot. Follow directions on package to heat taco shells. Scoop mixture onto shell, then garnish as desired.

This would go great with the Mexican chocolate chia seed pudding I'm going to experiment with soon.  I'll let you know how that goes!

Enjoy!







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