This post is a little bit special to me, as the recipe was developed with great enthusiasm by the Kitchen Divas in Training. I love more than anything that my girls are expanding their culinary horizons and working to create delicious, nutritious meals. I also love watching how a recipe idea takes shape and then morphs as they move through the process. This originally started out as a quinoa-salad, but as the flavors combined the girls thought it would be even better in a taco- and I have to say I wholeheartedly agree! The recipe is pretty simple, and could be used as a salad if you don’t have taco shells available. Enjoy, and don’t forget to play with your food!
Quinoa Tacos- serves 4 with leftovers
1 cup red quinoa (white is also okay)
2 cups chicken or vegetable stock
1 large tomato
1/2 large onion
1 can black beans
1 small cucumber
1 small red pepper
1/2 cup cilantro
2 tbs lime
salt and pepper to taste
8-10 cabbage leaves
Avocado and hot sauce for garnish
Rinse quinoa, and place in medium pan with stock. Bring to a boil and turn to low. Cook about 20 minutes or until all the liquid has been absorbed.
Meanwhile, chop the tomato, onion, cucumber, pepper, and parsley and set aside. Thinly chop the cabbage leaves, squirt with a 1/4 lime and set aside for garnish.
When the quinoa has cooked, pour into a large bowl. Add all the vegetables except the cabbage and combine.
Fill taco shells, and garnish with cabbage, avocado, and of course- New Mexico Red Chile Sauce! Squirt with a lime and eat your heart out!