Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Not Your Average Chopped Taco Salad

Today we have time for a quickie (and by "quickie" I mean a quick and simple, no-fuss weeknight meal).

"NOT Your Average Chopped Taco Salad"
Aptly named by my better-half 

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Sometimes I try and challenge myself to make a meal from only the things I have on hand, or leftovers in the fridge or pantry.

Here we have:
  • Shredded Romaine lettuce (from the Farmer's Market at work) 
  • 1 can of black beans, seasoned with garlic, chili powder, and a wee bit of chipotle powder, 
  • 1/2 cup of quinoa, cooked in 1 cup of vegetable broth, with 2 tsp of taco spice and some seasoned salt
  • chopped tomato and red onion, salt and pepper

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1 avocado cubed with 3/4 cup of shelled edamame (leftovers) tossed with salt, pepper and lime juice*I had steamed up some edamame, which I would take to work as a snack.  These last few pods were the leftovers so I thought I'd toss them in with the avocado cubes, in the style of "Guacamame" from Appetite for Reduction.
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Dressing was the juice of 1/2 a lime, 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar, 1 tbsp olive oil and agave to taste!
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Ugly phone pic, sorry
Of course, we had to go and crumble tortilla chips all over our individual bowls, just for added crunch. However, I tried to keep the "food porn" healthy looking.  When will we ever learn... ^_^
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7 comments:

  1. I have to admit I never had taco salad in my life. This looks very tasty!

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    1. Aw, you are missing out! I have to say, though, we have Mexican food at least twice a week at our house, so we are huge fans of all things tacos :)

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  2. I dig taco salads (ooh and that added crunch) and quickies are good too ;)Thanx for posting a tasty meal!

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    1. that's right! Can't forget the chips! :)

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  3. This comes just in time. I'm the only vegan attending a party tomorrow. I was told that I needed to see about making my own beer food. This is perfect since protein slows gastric emptying.

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