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Plant-Based Taco Bowl

This burrito bowl is 100% plant-based, featuring ground and seasoned walnuts in place of ground beef. It’s quick, comforting and satisfying! This bowl also incorporates all seven Fx pillars and is one recipe you’ll want to keep on rotation.

Taco Bowl
Plant-Based Taco Bowl
Cook time:
10min
Prep time:
15min
Total time:
25min

Servings:
2

Ingredients

  • 4 cups chopped Buckeye Fresh lettuce
  • 1 tbsp. avocado oil
  • 1 bell pepper, sliced
  • 1/2 red onion, sliced
  • 1 large ripe avocado, peeled and seeded
  • 1 tsp. fresh lime juice
  • 1/2 tsp. cumin
  • 1/2 cup canned black beans, rinsed
  • 1 Heinen's Cooked Quinoa bowl or 1 cup cooked quinoa of your choice
  • Sea salt and pepper

Walnut Taco Meat

  • 1 cup raw walnuts
  • 1/2 tbsp. cumin
  • 1/2 tbsp. coriander
  • 1/2 tbsp. balsamic vinegar
  • 1/2 tbsp. coconut aminos
  • 1/4 tsp. smoked paprika
  • 1/4 tsp. garlic powder
  • Fresh ground pepper (to taste)

Toppings

  • Heinen's salsa
  • The Dairy Free Co. sour cream
  • True Made Veggie Sriracha
  • Violife Cheddar Shreds
  • Fresh Cilantro, chopped
  • Tortilla Chips, optional

Instructions

  1. Divide lettuce between two bowls.
  2. Heat avocado oil in a skillet over medium-high heat and add sliced peppers and onions.
  3. Sauté for 5-10 minutes, stirring frequently.
  4. While peppers and onions are cooking, add avocado to bowl and mash with fork. Mix in lime juice, cumin, and sea salt and pepper to taste. Set aside.
  5. To make the Walnut Taco Meat, add all ingredients to a food processor and pulse several times until crumbly. Be careful not to over-blend or you’ll get a big pile of mush.
  6. Divide peppers and onions, mashed avocado, walnut taco meat, beans and quinoa and layer on top of lettuce.
  7. Top with salsa, sour cream, cheddar shreds, sriracha and cilantro.
  8. Serve with a handful of tortilla chips on the side for scooping.

Taco Bowl

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Melanie Jatsek, RD, LD
By Melanie Jatsek RD, LD
Heinen's Chief Dietitian, Melanie Jatsek, RD, LD believes that the answer to a strong, healthy and vibrant body lies within. She graduated cum laude from the University of Akron, earning a degree in Nutrition & Dietetics and has over 20 years of experience in wellness program development, health coaching and professional speaking. As a published author of three books and registered dietitian for Heinen’s, Melanie offers programs, services and tools to help Heinen’s customers take inspired action to build the healthy body they were meant to live in without giving up their favorite foods.

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