Quinoa greek veggie tacos!

Greek+Tacos+Feta+Quinoa=AMAZING!!

You must try this…

GREEK QUINOA TACOS RECIPE

YIELD: 6 servings

PREP TIME: 20 minutes

COOK TIME: 10 minutes

TOTAL TIME: 30 minutes

Quick and easy when using pre-cooked quinoa.

INGREDIENTS:

  • 1 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 medium sweet onion, diced
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 Tablespoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 3 cups cooked quinoa
  • 1 (15 oz.) Bush’s Black Beans, drained
  • 1 dozen corn tortillas
  • 1 cup tomatoes (preferably baby heirlooms) chopped
  • 1/2 cup cucumbers, chopped
  • 1/2 cup red onion, chopped
  • 1/2 cup kamatka olives, chopped
  • 1/2 cup feta cheese, crumbled
  • 1/4 cup fresh cilantro, chopped
  • 1/2 cup plain fat-free Greek yogurt
  • 1 ripe avocados, peeled and seeded
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 3 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
  • Salt and ground black pepper, to taste

DIRECTIONS:

  1. Heat oil in a large saucepan over medium heat. Add onion and cook 5 minutes, or until soft. Add garlic, chili powder, cumin, salt and pepper, and sauté 1 minute.
  2. Stir in 3 cups cooked quinoa and the drained black beans. Cook for about 5 minutes, then turn down to low to keep hot.
  3. Prepare the “Greek salsa” by combining tomatoes, cucumbers, onions in a bowl with fresh cilantro. Season with salt to taste; add in the fresh cilantro.
  4. To make the sauce, place the yogurt, avocados, garlic, cilantro, lime juice, and cumin in a food processor. Mix until smooth. Salt and pepper, to taste.
  5. Heat the corn tortillas.
  6. On each tortilla, layer the quinoa and bean mixture with the Greek salsa, ending with the creamy avocado sauce on top.
  7. Fold in half and serve. Serve with lime wedges if desired.DSC3866
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Avocado, garbanzo bean and feta cheese….oh my!!

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A perfect salad for a gorgeous spring evening!

Chickpea, Avocado, & Feta Salad

Yield: Serves 4

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Total Time: 5 minutes

ingredients:

1 can chickpeas, rinsed and drained
2 avocados, pitted, and chopped
1/3 cup chopped cilantro
2 tablespoons green onion
1/3 cup feta cheese
Juice of 1 lime
Salt and black pepper, to taste

directions:

1. In a medium bowl, combine chickpeas, avocado, cilantro, green onion, feta cheese, and lime juice. Stir until mixed well. Season with salt and pepper. Serve.