Saturday, June 4, 2011

RECIPE: Veggie Tacos

This weekend I cooked for my boyfriend for the first time. He challenged me to make a vegetarian dish with less than 450 calories per serving. I easily found the perfect recipe in Family Circle magazine!

VEGGIE TACOS (yields: 12 tacos)
2 T olive oil
3/4 lb zucchini, trimmed & sliced
3 scallions, trimmed & sliced
2 t chili powder
1/4 t ground cumin
1/4 t dried oregano
1/4 t salt
1/4 t pepper
1 can (14.5 oz) pinto beans, drained & rinsed
1 can (8.75 oz) corn, drained & rinsed
2 c baby spinach, chopped
3/4 c salsa verde
1 package taco shells
3/4 c farmer cheese or queso blanco, crumbled
lime wedges
Heat oil in large skillet over medium heat. Add zucchini and scallions and cook 5 minutes. Add spices and cook another minute. Stir in beans, corn, spinach and salsa and cook 3-4 minutes. Heat taco shells according to package directions. Stuff shells with taco mixture and sprinkle cheese and squeeze lime over them.


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