4/1/15

Vegan Kale Tacos

vegan kale tacos

In the midst of a meat-crazed pregnancy, I did something a little crazy. I made vegan tacos. On naan bread, of all things.

It all started at my 9 month check-up, when the doctor declared that our baby was looking large. In fact, I think she repeated that sentiment several times throughout the appointment. She didn’t seem concerned, but she’s also not the one who’s going to do the pushing here. So from that point on, I’ve been trying to be a little more conscious of what I eat. And clearly a sleeve of Thin Mints doesn’t count, because everyone knows Girl Scout cookies are practically calorie free. Or something.

Back to my healthy kale tacos.

vegan kale tacos

vegan kale tacos

The recipe starts with a hearty kale salad that would be totally satisfying on its own. But, stuffed into a warm pita that’s already smothered in hummus, and topped with buttery avocado? It’s just plain delicious.

Let me tell you something: Moving back in with your parents in your thirties has some definite pros and cons. Cons? Living at home in your thirties. Pros? They are so happy – and I mean SO HAPPY – when we cook dinner for the family. And these tacos were no exception.

 

Vegan Kale Tacos
Serves 4

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Ingredients
2 T lemon juice
1 T olive oil
4 cups kale, shredded
1/2 cup shredded carrots
1 cup black beans
1 cup corn
1/4 red onion, minced
1 avocado
1 10oz package hummus
1 package mini naan bread
sea salt + pepper

Instructions
Combine the lemon juice and olive oil in a large bowl, whisking to combine. Add the kale and mix to coat dressing thoroughly. Let sit for about 20 minutes to soften the kale.
When you’re ready, add the carrots, black beans, corn and onion. Toss the salad, adding salt and pepper to taste.
Next, toast or warm the naan bread and spread one side with hummus. Add a heaping scoop of the kale salad mixture, and top with avocado slices. Enjoy!

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  1. MARLENE GUERRERO

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    KNOWING YOUR LOVE FOR FOOD AND CURIOUS MIND, I AM REACHING OUT TO YOU FOR ADVICE. WE JUST FOUND OUT OUT GRANDNEPHEW HAS AN EGG ALLERGY. ANY THOUGHTS ON TODDLER FOOD FOR HIM. THANKS:)

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