I’ve been trying to cut down on meat, but still enjoy tasty eats. (More on the why behind going meatless later) Besides moving towards a healthier me, it’s hot as hell outside and so any opportunity to eat light and not turn on the oven is surly welcomed in my house! I’d like to share my current obsession: LOADED VEGETARIAN TACOS!!! I think these vegetarian tacos are my new fav and they were easy to make. Each one is fully loaded with lots of guacamole, black beans, corn, peppers, cilantro and lime. Talk about yummy on the tummy!!! They’re vegan and dairy-free, too – assuming you don’t add any extra condiments!
You can check out the original recipe at: http://soupaddict.com/2014/06/loaded-guacamole-vegetarian-tacos
Since I’m always on the go and limited on time, I took a few short cuts by getting pre-cut and pre-mixed elements.
Here’s my on-the-go recipe hack:
– Frozen Southwest Mix (check in the frozen food section) It’s a blend of corn, black beans, onions and peppers.
– 1 can organic black beans (From Trader Joes)
– Seasoning: ground cumin, chili pepper, paprika and pepper
– Pre-made guacamole (From Tom Thumb, and now they have Mild AND Spicy!)
– Pre-cut onions (From Tom Thumb, and they were actually diced)
– Mini Corn Tortillas
– Green Sauce
I simply cooked the Southwest mix according to the directions on the package, which was a quick 3 min boil followed by a 10 min simmer. Then I mixed in the organic black beans during the simmer. I warmed the corn tortillas on the stove and then proceeded to load them with ALL the fillings. And then nom nom nom!!! These vegetarian tacos are surprisingly filling. I had a lot of questions from people asking if I really got full, since they were meatless and the answer is YES! I usually eat 2-3, but it really just depends on how much you stuff in them. And if you still feel hungry after, you could always eat another.
Quick tip: The corn tortillas are really delicate and will break if you overstuff. You also have the option of doubling up on the tortillas for a little extra durability as you chow down! Also, if you want a little extra kick you can mix in some poblano peppers. Tip from a friend: take the skin off before eating!