Thursday, July 20, 2017

Recipe: Vegetarian Taco Bowl


What you'll need:

1 medium zucchini, chopped
1 medium yellow onion, chopped
1 bell pepper, chopped
1/2 cup sliced black olives
2 green onions, chopped
1/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese
1/2 tsp. chili powder
1/4 tsp. garlic powder
1/4 tsp. onion powder
1/4 tsp. paprika
1/2 tsp. ground cumin
1/2 tsp. salt

What to do: 

Saute the onion, zucchini and bell pepper until soft. Add the spices and 1/4 cup of water. Cook over med. heat for 3 minutes or until water is almost gone. Remove from heat. 

Now assemble the taco bowl. Add half of the vegetable mixture to a bowl, top with black olives, salsa, a little cheese, crema and green onions. 

This made 2 servings. 


For the Salsa you'll need:

1 tomato, chopped small
1/2 yellow onion, chopped small
2 TBSP lemon juice
2 TBSP chopped cilantro
1/4 tsp. salt

Mix all ingredients together, cover and let sit in fridge until ready to use. 


 And for the homemade crema, I mixed together 1 avocado, 2 TBSP sour cream, 1 TBSP lime juice and a pinch of salt. 

The first time I'd heard of crema was from Anna and Herding Cats & Burning Soup blog. She used it on a really tasty looking dish that you might find interesting. 

Omg you guys, this is so good. Oh and on a side note, if you don't have all those spices or just want to make it easier, you can totally buy an envelope of taco seasoning and use a little of that. Some of them are really good. I do that a lot of times when making taco salad. 

36 comments:

  1. looks and sounds delicious! makes me hungry! ha ha

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    1. It was so good and even Ken loved it.

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  2. Wow! Great idea and no carbs!

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    1. I'm trying low carb as much as possible.

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  3. Sounds easy peasy to do!

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  4. MMmmmm yum! I love a taco bowl. I've never added zucchini before. I usually do fake meats when I make it. I'm so gonna have to try that. And make some crema! :D

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    1. The crema went so good in this.

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  5. Oh wow, that looks yummy Mary. One day I'll make mine too :)

    xx
    Vanessa @ Blushing Geek

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  6. I don't think I have heard of taco bowl before, but it looks really good :).

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  7. Wow, those ingredients sound so good! Thanks for sharing it.

    Jenea's Book Obsession

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  8. Another good looking and healthy meal.

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  9. Oh my, that does sound yummy!

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  10. I never enjoyed taco bowls until I tried one at Chipotles, now I'm hooked but I have yet to make one at home. Thanks for the recipe :)

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    1. I hope you like it if you try it.

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  11. OMG YES! I'll eat anything with those flavors!

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  12. I can actually eat all of this on my diet and it doesn't cross with my food allergies :D Gonna have to try it!

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    1. Oh good, I hope you do try it.

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  13. Is this new way of eating helping your diabetes? The recipe sounds awesome.

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    1. It is. My fasting blood sugar in the morning was right around 300. Now when I take it, it's around 180.

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  14. it definitely looks good!

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  15. I love using zucchini.
    Looks good Mary, thanks.

    All the best Jan

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    1. It was really good. Thanks for stopping by.

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