This recipe is NOT safe for Coumadin (warfarin) users.
This recipe contains cheese and some of those who are lactose intolerant may be able to tolerate it.
This is NOT a low sodium recipe.
GERD / Acid Reflux
This recipe contains GERD triggers and those with GERD may wish to avoid it.
This recipe is NOT safe for those who are sensitive to gluten.
"It's difficult to think anything but pleasant thoughts while eating a homegrown tomato."
-Lewis Grizzard, Humorist
When itís hot you simply donít want to cook and these tacos are a perfect summer meal. It takes no time to dice the veggies and the avocado dressing is a snap. You can use any veggies you like and I like to look for the flavored tortillas. The sun-dried tomato version is great with this recipe and a lot of times the different varieties are lower in calories and fat than plain tortillas.
This is my favorite lettuce. The long crisp leaves with crunchy spines make for perfect salads. The slightly bitter lettuce is also known as Cos lettuce probably because it originated on the Aegean island of Cos.
Look for larger heads as the outer leaves are usually tougher and can be bruised. I like to use these for sandwiches and save the delicate light yellow-green leaves at the heart for my best salads.
5 leaves romaine = 8 calories, 0g fat, 0g sat fat, 0g mono fat, <1g protein, 1g carbohydrates, 4mg sodium, 0mg cholesterol
Servings = 2 | Serving size =two tacos
Cooking Time = 30 Minutes
This recipe can be multiplied by 2, 3.
This recipe also requires making Avocado Dressing
|1 small||cucumber (peeled, seeded and diced)|
|1 large||tomato (seeded and diced)|
|1/2||red bell pepper (seeded and diced)|
|1/2 cup||cilantro leaves|
|4||low-fat flour tortillas|
|8 Tbsp||avocado dressing|
|8 medium||leaves romaine lettuce|
|4 Tbsp||dried pumpkin seeds|
|2 ounces||reduced-fat Monterey jack cheese (grated)|
|fresh ground black pepper (to taste)|
|cayenne pepper (to taste)|
Place the diced cucumber, tomato and red pepper in a small bowl with the cilantro leaves and toss well.
Spread 2 tablespoons avocado dressing on each tortilla. Place two romaine leaves flat on the top of each tortilla. Divide the diced veggies evenly between each tortilla and top with the pumpkin seeds and grated cheese.
Grind fresh pepper over the top and sprinkle with a touch of cayenne pepper (if you like spicy food).
Roll the tacos very tightly and serve.
Serving size = 2 tacos
Servings = 2
Amount Per Serving
|Calories 575||Calories from Fat 219|
|% Daily Value|
|Total Fat 25g||39%|
|Saturated Fat 7g||37%|
|Monounsaturated Fat 10g|
|Trans Fat 0g|
|Total Carbohydrates 66g||22%|
|Dietary Fiber 5g||22%|
|Vitamin A 81%||Vitamin C 122%|
|Calcium 47%||Iron 33%|
|Vitamin K 70 mcg||Potassium 813 mg|
|Magnesium 138 mg|