Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Black Bean, Zucchini and Wheat Berry Tacos

Black Bean, Zucchini and Wheat Berry Tacos awaiting a dose of Lemon-Garlic Yogurt Sauce.

This is one good way to get your family to eat their vegetables - with Black Bean, Zucchini and Wheat Berry Tacos drizzled with a Garlic-Lemon Yogurt.  MaMa's friend Michelle was raving about this recipe, found in Appetite for Reduction, in fact she served it for lunch one day when MaMa and I were visiting.  MaMa knew it would be delicious with Wheat Berries added to the mix.

Ingredients for Black Bean, Zucchini and Wheat Berry Tacos:

1 tsp olive oil
2 zucchini, diced small (about 1 lb)
1/4 tsp salt
2 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 onion, chopped
1/2 c Hard Red Wheat, cooked
1/2 tsp ground cumin
1/2 tsp ground coriander
1 (6 oz) can salsa verde (we used regular salsa, because MaMa forgot to get Salsa Verde)
1 (16 oz) can black beans, drained and rinsed
8 corn tortillas

Directions:  Preheat a skillet over medium-high heat.  Add the zucchini, wheat berries and onion to the oil and sprinkle with salt.  Saute for about 7 minutes, until the zuchinni is lightly browned.  Add the garlic and spices and saute for another 2 minutes.

Add the salsa verde and black beans.  Cook for 5 more minutes.

Place tortillas in a moist paper towel and heat in a microwave for 1 minute on high.  Serve with the Garlic-Lemon Yogurt (below).

Garlic-Lemon Yogurt:

1 c greek yogurt
3 cloves garlic
zest from 1/2 lemon
juice from 1 lemon (about 3 Tbs)
1/2 tsp honey

Scoop the yogurt into a small bowl.  Use a microwplace to grate the garlic and lemon zest.  Add the lemon juice and agave.  Using a fork, mix well.  Spoon over your tacos and enjoy!

Dinner time!  Enjoy your Black Bean, Zucchini and Wheat Berry Tacos.

This recipe was adapted from one found in Appetite for Reduction.  Yes, MaMa took a vegan recipe and made it non-vegan by using honey...just replacethe honey with agave nectar to make it vegan again.  And yes, I'm a smart 2 year old!


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