July 25, 2012

Recipe: 3 Step Vegetarian Tacos


I often try to tweak my favorite recipes and swap out standard ingredients in favor of a healthy alternative.  When I set out to change a recipe, it involves multiple google searches, flipping through stacks of cookbooks, scanning my fridge and cabinets for ingredients I already own...and a little experimentation.

These tacos are one of my favorite meatless meals.  They are filling, flavorful and packed with nutrients.  You can easily make your own meal at home in just three easy steps:

Ingredients


1 c. walnuts
1/2 T. cumin
1/2. T Mexican seasoning
2 T. Bragg Liquid Aminos
1 zucchini
1 red pepper
1 green pepper
1/2 purple onion
1 c. grated cheese
1 package of (8) inch tortillas or romaine leafs as wraps
salsa
guacamole

Step 1: Chop the peppers, onions and zucchini into bite sized pieces
            Saute together in skillet with the lid on
tip: I use coconut oil instead of olive oil because coconut is more stable at a higher temperature

Step 2: While the vegetables saute, use a blender on low speed to grind the walnuts for 15 seconds or until they are chunky.  Empty the contents into a bowl and add the cumin, Mexican seasoning and Bragg Liquid Aminos.  Stir together well.  Set aside.

Step 3: Remove vegetables from heat and build your tacos!
tip: for an even healthier version, replace flour tortillas with a romaine leaf or collard green leaf

Prep Time: 12 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Yield: 8 servings

The walnuts add a delicious flavor and do a great job of replacing meat in this dish.  The Liquid Aminos are a non-GMO soybean based food that binds the walnuts and spices together for the ground beef-like texture.  It can be used in so many other recipes too, which makes it an excellent investment for the kitchen.

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