We go through quinoa like it’s going out of style in my house. Last night I finished up yet another bag of my favorite
Sprouted Quinoa from TruRoots making this delicious taco recipe. I’m always in search of and looking for the best products to buy. I pay close attention to all the details even in something as benign as quinoa!
Using sprouted quinoa vs. regular quinoa takes the nutritional content of your dish to a whole other level. The sprouting process creates natural enzymes that break down starches and release amino acids, making the food more digestible. This process also increases the vitamin content exponentially and produces even more phytochemicals (heart disease & cancer fighters!) If you haven’t tried Tru Roots Sprouted Quinoa yet…or any of their other products, they are a must try. Not only does this company source it’s grains in a sustainable way, but they are a pioneer in the movement to bring shelf stable sprouted foods to your kitchen (and mine!) hassle free. The best part about all their products – they take only minutes to cook.
It took me only 18 mins from start to make these tacos last night…This is a tasty all star recipe to make on a busy week night. I hope you enjoy the crunch and the lightness of this nutrient dense dinner.
- 2 romaine hearts or 1 head of romaine lettuce
- ½ cup dry quinoa cooked to package instructions + 1 tsp chili powder
- 2 large ripe avocados diced
- juice of one lime
- 1 and ½ cups of cherry tomatoes diced in half and squeezed of excess liquid
- ¼ cup white onion diced
- handful of cilantro diced
- ¼ tsp sea salt
- ¼ tsp fresh cracked pepper
- 1 garlic clove minced
- 1 jalapeno or serrano pepper diced with seeds removed
- Combine quinoa and chili powder in water and cook to package instructions
- Make guacamole by putting all ingredients except romaine in a bowl and combine well
- Place washed and thoroughly dried romaine leaves on a platter
- Serve family style – Make the tacos by using a romaine leaf as the shell, adding a scoop of quinoa and a scoop of guacamole to the middle
- Make it fancy by adding slices of lime, salsa, hot sauce, tortilla chips, sour cream and/ or goat cheese to serve as toppings or on the side
What’s your favorite way to eat quinoa?