Heart Healthy Asparagus Bean Tacos Recipe
Rinse the quinoa under cold water and drain well. Transfer the quinoa to a medium saucepan and add the broth. Bring the broth to a boil over medium-high heat. Lower the heat and simmer, covered, for 25 minutes. Remove from heat and set aside.
In a skillet, heat the oil over medium heat. Add the garlic and cook until fragrant, about 1 minute. Add the asparagus and cook for 5 minutes, or until tender.
Add the cumin, paprika, onion powder, cayenne, salt and black pepper to taste and cook for 1 minute. Add the red beans and cook for 2 minutes, stirring gently. Remove from the heat.
Divide the quinoa among the tortillas. Top with the asparagus mixture and desired toppings.
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About This Healthy Recipe
Are you a taco-lover who is trying to eat healthier? Then you’ll want to try these meat-free tacos made with black beans, quinoa and asparagus. These heart-healthy tacos are loaded with flavor thanks to zesty spices like cumin, paprika and cayenne pepper. They’re also filled with satiating protein (10g per serving) from the protein-rich beans and quinoa. Not only are these tacos heart healthy, thanks to their low fat, cholesterol and sodium content (they have only 1g of saturated fat, 0mg cholesterol and 265mg sodium per serving), but they also pack a hefty dose of fiber (6g), which is good for your heart. The Mexican-inspired spices will certainly wow your palette, but it’s the combination of fiber and protein that will keep you feeling full and satisfied after eating these delicious tacos. And the best part? Kids will also love them, so this taco recipe is a family-friendly taco night winner!