Couscous is one of the easiest, fastest and most versatile side dishes you can make! This pasta dish has a delicious pop of flavor from the cumin, red onion and garlic that is toasted until fragrant. This is one of those must have recipes that should be tried any day of the week, especially taco Tuesday!
In a skillet on medium heat, melt butter and sauté onions until lightly browned, about 5 minutes.
In the meantime, bring 1 1/2 cups water to a boil. Sprinkle in garlic and cumin to the onions and sauté for an additional minute.
Combine couscous with onions and brown for 1-2 minutes. Pour in boiling water. Reduce heat to simmer and cook for 8-10 minutes, covered. Remove from heat and stir in black beans, parsley, salt and pepper.
In a pot on medium heat, add oil and saute onions and mushrooms for 8-10 minutes. Add garlic and cook until fragrant, about a minute. Add remaining ingredients and bring to a boil.
Reduce heat to low and simmer, covered, for 1 hour. Remove bay leaves.
In a skillet on medium-high heat, add shredded mushrooms, garlic powder, salt and sauté for roughly 15 minutes, just until the edges begin to crisp up. Add 1 1/4 cups of the above sauce and cook another 7 minutes. Remove from heat.
Heat non stick skillet on medium heat. Dip tortillas into broth and place on pan. Add cheese, mushrooms. Fry your tacos for 2-3 minutes and fold in half.
Serve with side of guacamole, salsa, and non-dairy sour cream.
Chef’s tip: Remove some of the liquid and veggies into a jar and blend into a thick sauce.
If you have not tried making your own salsa you will surely be impressed by how simple it is to make. This classic condiment for tacos and other classic Mexican-style food is one of my favorite things to make. The flavor of fresh salsa has no comparison to the store-bought versions or restaurant-style salsas we order. Why make this salsa recipe out of all the others? Because its healthy, easy to make, has a great chunky salsa texture and tastes delicious! Who is ready to get started?
These sweet plantains are fried to a deep golden brown and soft. Sprinkled with salt and served up with rice and beans, this delicious side dish can quickly become your dinner. If you haven’t tried making plantains before, its super simple to do! Its literally 3 simple ingredients, and two of them you may already have in your pantry.
Wondering what a tostone is? Its slices of unripe, green plantains (like a banana) that are pan fried, smashed, and fried again until crisp. With a sprinkle of Himalayan Pink salt, they can be extremely addictive. A tip that I was told is to dip the tostone in a garlic-water blend before re frying, it adds additional flavor that steps them up a notch! You can pair them with black beans, rice, and avocado slices.
2 green plantains, 1-inch thick slices (Plátanos verdes)
For those quick nights when you want something delicious but simple, these soy chorizo tacos are amazing. With a couple of enhancements, you can really bring out the natural flavors of this dish without spending too much. This chorizo recipe is delicious for tacos, enchiladas, nachos, and plenty of other dishes.
1 Tbsp. avocado oil
1/2 cup finely chopped yellow onion
1/2 tsp. minced garlic
1/2 cup poblano pepper, finely diced
1 soy chorizo (I used Trader Joe’s)
1 Tbsp. chipotle in adobo sauce, minced
In a frying pan on medium-high heat, add oil and onions. Cook for 3-5 minutes and then add the garlic, poblano, chorizo, and chipotle chili. Cook for 4 minutes or until chorizo is lightly browned.
Serve chorizo in taco with cilantro, salsa, guacamole, or your choice of toppings.
Chef’s tip: Add a tablespoon or two of your favorite salsa to add depth to the flavor of the dish.
If you think you’ve seen it all, let’s just say you haven’t yet. This superfood guacamole, made with Moringa powder, has a mild earthy taste that enhance the natural avocado flavor. Since taco Tuesday isn’t just about tacos, this recipe will be a great way to elevate your meal.
This taco “burger” topped with avocado, lettuce, tomato, and onion is 100% plant-based and extremely tasty! If you’re in a jam for a quick meal, then I have the perfect thing for you made by @neatfoods. Their original burger mix is delicious and perfect if you’re like me and want to use your own spices. They also have their own Mexican style mix, which is also delicious, if you’re looking for something unique and tasty! Feel free to give this one a go. It’s super easy and something your family or friends will enjoy.
Its sizzlin’ and leaving a trail of smoke from your kitchen to the table where you and your hungry guests await the best vegan fajitas ever! This all time favorite is a sure winner that you should give a try. Packed with tons of flavor, nutrients, and color, this plant-based fajita recipe is a fun way to treat yourself this evening.
With the recent trend in CBD product, I thought now would be the perfect time to create some recipes with this oil infused. Guacamole is the best appetizer or snack in my opinion and has lots of healthy fats and flavor. This taco Tuesday, give this recipe a try with the added benefits of CBD oil. Personally, I’m creating this and a few other recipes for cancer patients that are trying to reduce the symptoms they endure with the pain, treatments, nausea, and mental coping. Now I know this may not be for everyone, and that’s simply okay- feel free to omit the oil and you’ll still enjoy this amazing guacamole dip.