Monday, November 7, 2011

Gluten Free Black Bean Tacos

In need of a last minute, healthy dinner?
Here's the answer:
Gluten Free Black Bean Tacos!

And they are good.
With the black beans, cabbage, lime vinegarette, avocado, and bite of feta, you will absolutely not miss the meat.  This is a great meatless meal.
Inside the corn tortilla there's partially mashed black beans, which are full of fiber and protein, help regulate blood sugar, lower cholesterol, and contain vitamin B6/folate and iron which are very helpful to women of child-bearing age or those who are anemic.
And then there's the cabbage, which is a good source of vitamins C and E, and also has calcium, magnesium, potassium, and fiber.
Don't forget the avocado, a good source of monounsaturated fat, which helps lower cholesterol, and there's potassium, which is also heart healthy. 

Now, don't you just feel healthier?
The best part is, this doesn't taste like a "health" meal.  
You're going to love it.

Gluten Free Black Bean Tacos

1 15-oz can black beans, drained
1/4 cup fresh salsa (you know, the refrigerated kind found by the cheese)
1 t. cumin
2 t. olive oil
1 T. fresh lime juice
Zest of 1 lime
2 cups shredded green cabbage
2 green onions, chopped
Corn Tortillas
Crumbled Feta Cheese
Diced Avocado
Bottled hot sauce, your favorite

Place beans, salsa, and cumin in a small pan.  Simmer until warmed through.  Partially mash.

Whisk together olive oil, lime juice, and zest in a medium bowl.  Add in the cabbage and green onions.  Toss to coat.  

Warm corn tortillas in a pan until bend-y or cook in olive oil for 1 minute per side, or until crisp.

Fill tortillas with black beans, cabbage, feta cheese and avocado.  Drizzle with hot sauce if desired.


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