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Taco Night- Veggie Style! January 9, 2012

Filed under: Entrees,Vegan Foods — JalynRose @ 11:33 pm

Veggie Tacos Recipe



Ingredients

Veggie Mix

  • Olive oil
  • 2 Zucchini – finely chopped
  • 1-2 Squash – finely chopped
  • 1/2 medium onion – finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup mushrooms- finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup fresh spinach
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1/2 jalapeno pepper sans the seeds
  • Salt
  • Pinch of ground cumin
  • Pinch of ground oregano
Guacamole
  • 2 ripe avocados
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tbsp lime juice
  • 2 tbsp fresh chopped cilantro
  • 1/2 tomato, chopped
Quinoa
  • 1 cup quinoa
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup vegetable broth
  • 1 tbsp lime juice
  • 1 tsp chipotle powder
  • salt to taste
Other

  • 1 tomato, chopped
  • 6 taco shells
  • Black beans – cooked – I added a little bit of vegetable broth, salt, garlic and cayenne pepper


Preparation

Veggie Mix Method

1 Heat a tablespoon or two of oil in a large sauté pan on medium high heat. Add the zucchini, squash, onions, garlic and jalapeño to the pan. Sprinkle with salt and cumin. Stir to coat the vegetables with the oil in the pan. Spread the veggies out in the pan and then stir only occasionally, until they are all lightly browned. Stir in the chopped mushrooms, spinach and oregano, lower the heat to low. Let cook for several minutes.

Guacamole Method

1 Cut avocados in half. Remove seed. Scoop out avacado from the peel, put in a mixing bowl.

2 Using a fork, mash the avocado. Add the  cilantro, lime juice, garlic powder, salt and pepper and mash some more.  Keep the tomatoes separate until ready to serve.

Quinoa Method

1 In a pan add 1 cup quinoa, 1 cup water and 1 cup veggie broth and bring to boil.  Turn down to simmer for 15-20 minutes until broth is absorbed and quinoa is soft.  Then add lime juice, chipotle and salt.

Assemble Plate

1 There is no science to assembling the plate.  I added the veggie mix, chopped tomatoes, and guacamole to the heated taco shells and chose to put the quinoa and beans on the side but they could also be added to the tacos to make a burrito instead.

Enjoy!

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