Inside Out Tacos
- 3/4 cup fat-free plain Greek yogurt
- 2 teaspoons puréed Chipotle peppers in Adobo sauce
- 1 cup uncooked quinoa
- 2 medium sweet potatoes (about 1 pound)
- 1 yellow bell pepper, cored, and diced
- 2 tablespoons minced green onion
- 1 avocado, diced
- 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
- 1 freshly squeezed lime
- 1/4 cup minced fresh cilantro
- 1 cup diced cherry tomatoes
- 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
- 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
- 1 serving whole grain tortilla chips (about 10-13 chips)
Make the Chipotle sauce: combine the fat-free plain Greek yogurt with puréed Chipotle peppers and stir well. Refrigerate until ready for use.
Rinse quinoa thoroughly. Combine quinoa with 2 cups of water in a medium saucepan. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to a gentle simmer. Cover and cook until the grain is tender and no water remains. Let it cool slightly.
Meanwhile, peel the sweet potatoes and dice into 1/2 inch or smaller pieces. Cover with water in a medium saucepan, and bring to boil. Cook until tender, approximately 15 minutes. Drain well and cool slightly.
Toss together the potatoes, quinoa, bell pepper, green onions, tomatoes, cilantro and avocado. Pour lime juice and olive oil over the top of the mixture. Mix well, taste and adjust salt and pepper seasonings.
Serve with handful of tortilla chips and dollop of Chipotle sauce.
Source: Adapted from the blog Some the Wiser by Dana-Farber volunteer, Jess Krefting. Jess earned a Masters degree in Nutrition from Boston University and is currently studying to be a registered dietitian. She has a passion for combining delicious meals with a healthy lifestyle and helping people understand their relationship with food.
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