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Mucho Gusto Vegetarian Tacos

Soft mini tortillas prepared "Baja Style" with chopped onions, cilantro and salsa. Rich in vitamins and fiber, very tasty, very low in fat, and very healthy!

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup rice
  • 1/2 cup tomato juice
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 4 corn tortillas (or 8 mini tortillas)
  • 1/3 cup onion, julienne cut
  • 1/2 cup bell pepper, julienne cut
  • 1/2 cup zucchini, julienne cut
  • 1 cup black or pinto beans, cooked
  • 1/2 teaspoon granulated garlic
  • 1/4 teaspoon oregano
  • 3/4 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 3/4 teaspoon red pepper
  • 2 ounces (1/4 cup) salsa of your choice
  • Cilantro (optional)

Instructions

  1. Cook rice according to package instructions, except adjust liquid to be 1/2 cup water and 1/2 cup tomato juice.
  2. Sauté the vegetables in a nonstick skillet with 1 tablespoon water (i.e., steam vegetables), stirring constantly.
  3. Season with garlic, Italian seasoning, oregano, black and red pepper, and cook 10 minutes, adding more water if necessary.
  4. Warm tortillas (i.e., microwave or steam).
  5. Place some vegetables, beans, rice, and salsa on each tortilla; roll, and serve.

4 servings

Nutrition Information Per Serving: Calories: Excellent Choice (210) Cholesterol: Excellent Choice (0 mg) Fat: Excellent Choice (1 g)* Sodium: Excellent Choice (200 mg)

Exchanges: 1/4 Meat, 2 1/2 Bread, 3/4 Veg, 1/4 Fat

Protein: 8 g, Carbohydrate: 44 g

* Primarily unsaturated fat

Source: Mucho Gusto, Del Mar, California








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