Quinoa Black Bean Tacos

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I love tacos and eat them almost every week. Typically I eat ground turkey tacos, but I’ve been getting sick of them. I love black beans & quinoa – This may be my new favorite taco recipe. Check it out below.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup uncooked quinoa
  • 1 (10-ounce) can diced tomatoes and green chiles, undrained
  • 1/2 cup vegetable broth
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 1 cup canned black beans, drained and rinsed
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro leaves
  • 8 pieces of romane lettuce
  • 1 avocado, halved, seeded, peeled and diced

Directions

  1. Heat quinoa and 1 cup water in a large saucepan over medium high heat. Bring to a boil; reduce heat and simmer until water is absorbed, about 15 minutes.
  2. Stir in diced tomatoes, vegetable broth, chili powder, cumin, garlic and onion powder, paprika and cayenne pepper. Bring to a boil; reduce heat, cover and simmer until thickened, about 10 minutes.
  3. Stir in beans until heated through, about 2 minutes. Stir in lime juice and cilantro.
  4. To serve, spoon quinoa mixture into the center of each piece of romane lettuce. Top with avocado.

Enjoy!

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