Quinoa Tacos

I can have tacos any day of the week. How about you Mama Bear? These flavorful tacos gives you a healthy twist by using quinoa as the meat. I know, I know, you are gonna miss your meat? You won't even know the difference. Try it!! Ingredients:

QUINOA

  • 1 cup tri-color, white, or red quinoa
  • 1 cup vegetable broth*
  • 3/4 cup water

SEASONINGS

  • 1/2 cup salsa
  • 1 Tbsp nutritional yeast
  • 2 tsp ground cumin
  • 2 tsp ground chili powder
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp each sea salt and black pepper
  • 1 Tbsp olive or avocado oil

Instructions:

  • Heat a medium saucepan over medium heat. Once hot, add rinsed quinoa and toast for 4-5 minutes, stirring frequently.
  • Add vegetable broth and water and bring back to a boil over medium-high heat. Then reduce heat to low, cover with a secure lid, and cook for 15-25 minutes, or until liquid is completely absorbed. Fluff with a fork, then crack lid and let rest for 10 minutes off heat.
  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 C).
  • Add cooked quinoa to a large mixing bowl and add remaining ingredients (salsa, nutritional yeast, cumin, chili powder, garlic powder, salt, pepper, and oil). Toss to combine, then spread on a lightly greased (or parchment-lined) baking sheet.
  • Bake for 20-35 minutes, stirring/tossing once at the halfway point to ensure even baking. The quinoa is done when it's fragrant and golden brown. Be careful not to burn!

6   Add with crispy taco shells and toppings. Serve.

 

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