Quinoa Tacos


  • 6 tortillas, gluten free
  • Melted butter
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 cup mixed quinoa
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 2/3 cups water
  • 1 red onion
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes
  • 1 cup red beans, cooked
  • 1/2 bunch cilantro, fresh
  • Mixed green salad
  • Avocado, sliced
  • Parsley, fresh
  • Curry sauce

Cooking Instructions

Step 1: Preheat your oven to 395 degrees F.

Step 2: Brush melted butter on both sides of each tortilla.  Then, with an upside-down muffin pan, fold each tortilla and rest it between each elevated muffin “bottom.”

Step 3: Place tortillas in the oven for 5 minutes, or until hard and golden brown.

Step 4: For the Filling: In a large pan, heat olive oil over medium heat.  Pour in your quinoa and mix with the oil.  Then, add in a bit of salt and cover with 1 2/3 cups water.  Continue to mix the quinoa as the water comes to a boil.  Using a tight-fitted lid, cover and lower the heat.  Once the quinoa absorbs all the liquid, it is done.

Step 5: Push the cooked quinoa to the edges of the pan to create some open space in the middle of the pan.  Add red onion, garlic, cumin, and red pepper flakes to the newly freed space and continue to simmer.

Step 6: Mix well as you add in cherry tomatoes and cooked beans.  Now, mix everything together with the quinoa.  Garnish with fresh cilantro.

Step 7: Assemble Tacos: Begin with a little bit of mixed green salad.  Then, spoon in your quinoa filling.  Top it off with a slice of avocado and plenty of chopped fresh parsley.  Drizzle each taco with as much curry sauce as you like & serve.

Enjoy these healthy tacos from The Daring Kitchen!