Creamy Avocado Taco: rich in good fats and fibre

This take on tacos (my favourite food) lets the avocados shine. This recipe offers a great opportunity to finish off your supply of Yves veggie ground leftover from the vegetarian shepherd’s pie. It also covers up the Yves flavour, if that’s not your favourite. Enjoy the health benefits of avocados and deliciousness in one meal!

Creamy avocado tacos (photo credit: iStock).

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup Yves veggie ground, cooked (recipe here)
  • 1/2 avocado
  • pico de gallo (follow this easy recipe)
  • 2 tbsp Greek yogurt
  • 3 tbsp salsa
  • 2 leaves lettuce, shredded
  • 1 large whole wheat tortilla

Directions

  1. Cook the Yves veggie ground according to this recipe. (Very simply, you will place Yves and water in a pan and cook for a few minutes, adding taco seasoning if desired.) Then mix with this pick-me-up pico de gallo made of tomatoes and onions.
  2. Line the middle of the tortilla with the Greek yogurt. *Note: Greek yogurt is replacing sour cream. One full serving (175 g) of Greek yogurt contains 20 grams of protein, so it’s very healthy!
  3. Scoop the Yves veggie ground and pico de gallo mixture onto the Greek yogurt.
  4. Peel the avocado, place in a bowl and mash the avocado with a spoon or fork. You may choose to add lemon and garlic as in this guacamole recipe or keep it simple and leave as is.
  5. Scoop the avocado onto the Yves veggie ground, then add the salsa and lettuce.
  6. Fold the tortilla and eat immediately, or cut in half, store in a container and heat quickly at work. It makes a great packable lunch!

Daily food group servings:
Grain: 1
Fruits&veg: 2
Protein alt: 1
Dairy: 1

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