Super Grain Quinoa Tacos

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Did you know that quinoa is one of the most protein-rich foods we can eat? It is a complete protein containing all nine essential amino acids. It also contains almost twice as much fiber as most other grains.


• 1 cup quinoa, rinsed
• 1 1⁄2 cup water, or vegetable broth
• 1 1⁄4 cup salsa
• 1 tablespoon cumin
• 15 oz black bean, 1 can, drained and rinsed

• 1 cup frozen corn, defrosted
• 1 salt, to taste
• 1 olive oil, to taste
• 1 avocado, mashed
• 1 clove garlic, minced
• 2 teaspoons lemon juice
• 3 tablespoons olive oil
• 1 salt, to taste
• 1 pepper, to taste
• 4 tablespoons water
• 1 tortilla, to serve, optional


1. In a medium saucepan, combine quinoa and water, and bring to a boil over high heat. Reduce heat to low, cover with a lid, and simmer for 10 minutes.

2. Add in salsa and cumin, and cover for 5 more minutes or until quinoa is u y.

3. Add in black beans, corn, salt, and olive oil, and stir until combined.

4. For the avocado dressing, combine avocado, garlic, lemon juice, olive oil, salt, and pepper in liquid measuring cup and whisk until smooth.

5. Whisk in water a little bit at a time until desired consistency is reached.

6. For extra smooth consistency, process all ingredients in blender or food processor.

6. Portion out into 4 containers and refrigerate for up to 5 days.

7. Enjoy!