Taco Tuesday: Cooking With Dietitian Debbie

I don’t know what your Tuesdays are like, but around here Tuesdays are for tacos! (Insert happy dance here.) That’s why I teamed up with Dietitian Debbie to bring you a tasty Chipotle Tempeh Taco recipe with Black Bean Salsa and Avocado Crema.  All you’ll need is 20 minutes to prep and 20 minutes to cook.vegetarian tacos

Ingredients
For Tacos:
  • 1½ teaspoon cumin
  • 1½ teaspoon oregano
  • ¼ teaspoon coriander
  • Dash of cayenne
  • 2 tablespoons sauce from canned chipotle peppers
  • ⅓ cup water
  • 1 tablespoon corn starch
  • Salt and ground black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 jalapeno, seeds removed and chopped
  • ½ onion, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 (8 oz.) package tempeh
Ingredients For
Black Bean Salsa:
  • 1 cup black beans
  • ½ cup corn
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes, chopped
  • ⅓ cup cilantro, chopped
  • ¼ cup red onion, chopped
  • Juice from 1 lime
  • 1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
  • Salt and ground black pepper to taste
Ingredients For
Avocado Crema:
  • 1 avocado
  • ¼ cup sour cream
  • Juice from 1 lime
  • ⅓ cup cilantro, chopped
  • Salt to taste
To serve:
Corn tortillas, shredded cheese

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Instructions
  1. In a small bowl, combine the cumin, oregano, coriander, cayenne, chipotle sauce, water, and corn starch. Stir well to combine and set aside.
  2. Add oil to a non-stick skilled and add jalapeño and onion. Stir fry until onion is translucent and soft. Add the garlic and cook another minute. Stir in the tempeh and stir fry 1-2 minutes.
  3. Stir in the chipotle and spice mixture and cook another 5-7 minutes. Add more water as needed, 1-2 tablespoons at a time until sauce coats tempeh.
  4. To make the black bean salsa, combine all of the ingredients in a bowl and stir well to combine. Set aside.
  5. To make the avocado crema, place all the ingredients in a food processor and puree until smooth.
  6. To assemble, add tempeh to a corn tortilla and top with cheese, salsa, and a dollop of avocado crema.

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For more tasty vegetarian dishes pay Dietitian Debbie a visit or jump start your healthy eating journey with this free healthy eating guide here.healthy-eating-starter-guide

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12 Comments Add yours

  1. Steph says:

    I LOVE tacos. I am definitely going to have to try this. Thank you!
    xo,
    Steph
    http://www.trendyinindy.com

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Jay Colby says:

    Sounds great definitely going to try this!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Dāsha says:

      It takes just as good as it looks, have fun 😉

      Liked by 1 person

  3. elle spann says:

    i love tacos, even healthier ones. this is great!!
    elle
    Southern Elle Style

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  4. Lacey says:

    Oh my gosh this looks amazing! The avocado crema especially! YUM!

    Xo,

    Lacey
    http://www.theglittergospelblog.com

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  5. Tacos are delicious! I need to find some good tasting gluten free tortillas and start making tacos again!
    Charlene The Frugal Fashionista

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  6. I absolutely love tacos! Definitely one of my favorite foods. These look so yummy, so I will definitely have to give them a try!

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  7. Amanda Kruse says:

    I love tacos! I am super picky though so I only put meat, lettuce and cheese on my tacos.

    xx,
    Amanda || http://www.fortheloveofglitter.com

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    1. Dāsha says:

      I’m the same way Amanda, but Debbie’s recipe won me over.

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  8. Wow! These look and sound absolutely delish ❤

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  9. Looks yummy! I would’ve never thought to shred tempeh. What a great idea.

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    1. Dāsha says:

      IRK! Debbie is full of ideas. Yes girl, it tastes just as good as it looks! Thanks for reading.

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