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Quinoa Tacos with Tofu and Kidney Beans.

Quinoa Tacos with Tofu and Kidney Beans.

Quinoa Tacos with Tofu

Need some inspiration? Try this Mexican-Asian inspired Recipe of Quinoa-Tacos with Tofu and Kidney Beans, which is a very healthy lunch or dinner alternative.

The recipe has a few more ingredients, but it is well worth your time (still under 30 minutes).

You can make this even a gluten-free recipe by replacing the Quinoa by rice or lettuce wraps. If you use the lettuce wraps instead of tortillas, this recipe will be gluten-free.

Do you like this Quinoa Tacos Recipe? Try also this Recipe: Vegan Goddess Buddha Bowl with Quinoa. Please enjoy!

  • 1/4 cup Quinoa (uncooked)
  • 120 grams Tofu (extra firm, crumbled)
  • 1 tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 1 1/4 tsp Cumin
  • 3/4 tsp Oregano
  • 1/2 tsp Garlic Powder
  • 1/4 tsp Sea Salt
  • 3/4 cup Organic Salsa (divided)
  • 1 1/2 tbsp Lime Juice
  • 1/2 tsp Nutritional Yeast
  • 6 Whole Wheat Tortillas (small)
  • 1 1/2 Avocado(mashed)
  • 1/4 Head Romaine Hearts (chopped)
  • 1 stalk Green Onion (chopped)
  • 1/4 cup Red Kidney Beans
  • 6 stalks Asparagus (chopped)

  1. Cook the quinoa according to package directions
  2. Meanwhile, add the tofu to a dry non-stick skillet and heat over medium heat. Cook for 8 or 10 minutes or until golden brown while stirring. When done, transfer the tofu to a dish and set aside.
  3. To a pan, add oil, cooked quinoa, cumin, chili powder, oregano, salt, and garlic powder. Heat over medium heat and stir until well combined. Then add a third of the salsa, nutritional yeast, lime, and browned tofu.
  4. Spread the quinoa and tofu mixture into an even flat layer in the pan. let it caramelize for 3 to 4 minutes without stirring. Then stir and flatten the mixture again until the quinoa gets slightly crispy. Season with additional salt or lime juice if needed. Transfer the quinoa mixture to a dish and set aside.
  5. Warm the tortillas in a skillet over medium-low heat occasionally turning until soft.
  6. To assemble the tacos, layer the mashed avocado, remaining salsa, quinoa-tofu-taco meat, and kidney beans on top of a warm tortilla followed by the romaine lettuce, green onion, and asparagus. Enjoy your Quinoa Tacos!

Serving size: One serving is approximately one taco
Gluten-free: Use corn tortillas, brown rice tortillas or lettuce wraps instead.

Nutrition (Amount per serving):

  • Calories: 320
  • Fat: 16 g
  • Carbs: 38 g

  • Fiber: 8 g
  • Sugar: 4 g
  • Protein: 9 g

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