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Taco Tuesday

Due to some busy schedules around here, we’ve done more than our fair share of take-out and restaurant meals of late. Although, I did make a pretty solid version of Thai Basil mussels with coconut milk over brown rice and a vegan chocolate peanut butter pie one night last week. This week, I am trying to get back on track now that we’re well stocked for some more cooking adventures at Not My Mother’s Kitchen.

I got the idea for these tacos from the May/June issue of Vegetarian Times. But as always, I had to make it my own. I did a cold version of this – more like a black bean and corn salad filling for the tacos. As you might remember, I’ve done black bean tacos before and it was a big hit in our house. This version is a little different since I’m using corn, feta cheese and hard taco shells.

 Black Bean & Corn Salad Tacos

Ingredients 

  • 1/2 cup prepared salsa or ½ cup plum tomatoes
  • 1 cup black beans
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced (2 tsp.)
  • 2 1/2 tsp. ground cumin, divided
  • 1 cup frozen corn kernels, thawed
  • 1/4 tsp. ground black pepper
  • 4 hard taco shells (I used Trader Joe’s)
  • ½ avocado
  • 1/4 cup coarsely chopped cilantro
  • 2 small green onions, finely chopped (1/4 cup)
  • 1/4 cup crumbled feta cheese
  • Juice from ½ lime

 Directions

Combine all ingredients in large bowl and mix together. Heat taco shells on baking rack in oven 6 to 7 minutes, or until crisp. Fill each taco with the bean and corn salad. Top each taco with sour cream or greek yogurt if desired. Store any extra salad in a container since you can reuse the salad the next day for lunch or for more tacos the next night.

Bonus Recipe: Super Easy Vegan Chocolate Peanut Butter Pie

 Ingredients

  • 1 container dark chocolate tofu, silken or firm (approx 12 oz)
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter
  • 2 tbsp soy milk
  • 1 pre-made pie crust

Blend together the peanut butter, silken tofu, chocolate and soy milk in blender until smooth and creamy, adding a bit more soy milk if necessary. Pour into pie crust and refrigerate until firm, at least one hour.

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