Mmm… nothing says comforting than some spicy, hearty tacos. Super simple to whip up on a weeknight and a total crowd pleaser, tacos (or just the filling) have become a staple in many homes. If you’re looking to add more veggies to your life, tacos are the way to do it – add lettuce, avocado, tomato, and a bit of cilantro to your filling for a zesty, tasty kick. It’s also easy to make tacos as healthy (or unhealthy, if you’re treating yourself) as you please. Ditch the piles of cheese and sour cream for a meal filled with nutritious goodness.
Another way to make your tacos uber-healthy? Make them totally homemade – and make them vegan. Rather than using ground beef, which tends to have more fat, it’s actually possible to create absolutely delicious tacos without the meat.
Luckily, Andrew from One Ingredient Chef has perfected vegan taco filling – by adding cauliflower, to these adorable little taquitos! It may sound bizarre, but this mix of chopped up cauliflower, beans, spices, and corn is incredibly reminiscent of your typical meat based taco filling. This one, however, is filled with plant-based protein, a smattering of good-or-you nutrients, and very little salt, fat, or sugar. On top of that, this recipe teaches you just how to flavor your filling to make it savory, spicy, and delectable – without a processed taco flavoring packet or sodium-based sauce.
Having people over for dinner this week? These little taquitos make the perfect appetizer. Looking for a veggie-based side to go with a Mexican-inspired meal on the docket for a weekend dinner? Relegate these to a the side dish. Alternatively, pack up multiple taquitos into a Tupperware and bring them in for lunch this week. The opportunities are endless with these cute little pockets of nutrition!
Perfect for a variety of occasions, these taquitos might just become a weekly staple in your home. Between the fresh qualities, ability to adjust the spiciness and taste, and infusion of creativity, these taquitos are practically perfect!
About One Ingredient Chef
One Ingredient Chef is a healthy food blog run by Andrew Olson. His goal is simple: he wants you to become healthier than ever before while cooking the best food of your life. As he says, “The One Ingredient Diet is my simple answer to a world of processed foods. But this isn’t about munching on lettuce! My job is to show you (step-by-step) how to cook deliciously healthy food with only *real* ingredients.”