25 Minute Meal Gluten Free Vegan Quinoa Tacos
25-Minute Meal: Gluten-Free Vegan Quinoa Tacos
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Step aside, beef, chicken, and fish: There's another protein player in the taco arena and its name is quinoa. These tacos are loaded with a light, refreshing cilantro pesto and fresh veggies to keep you eating clean. Top it all off with a couple slices of meaty avocado and you have a hearty, low-sodium, vegan, and gluten-free meal that's ready in less than 30 minutes.
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Prep Time:10 minutes
Total Time:25 minutes
1 c uncooked quinoa
1 tomato, diced
1 red bell pepper, diced
1 large jalapeño, diced
1 c sweet corn, fresh or frozen
4 corn tortillas
1 avocado, sliced
2 scallions, thinly sliced (optional)
4 c cilantro, roughly chopped, + extra for garnish
¼ c lime juice
¼ c extra virgin olive oil
½ tsp salt
1.Place quinoa in saucepan with 2 cups water and bring to a boil. Cover, reduce heat to simmer, and cook 15 minutes. When cooked, stir in tomato, bell pepper, jalapeño, corn, and ½ tsp salt. Cover and let sit 5 minutes.
2.Place all pesto ingredients in food processor and blend until smooth.
3.Place tortillas on serving dish. Spoon quinoa filling onto tortillas and top with pesto and avocado slices. Garnish with additional cilantro and scallions, if desired.
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