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Grilled Chicken and Avocado Street Tacos

Grilled Chicken and Avocado Street Tacos

Yield: 4 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 lbs trimmed boneless skinless chicken thighs
  • 1/4 cup fresh lime juice
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 3 cloves garlic, peeled and smashed
  • 2 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 1/4 tsp ancho chili powder
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper

For serving

  • (About) 22 – 24 mini corn taco shells, warmed*
  • 1 large avocado, cored and sliced
  • 1 small red or yellow onion, chopped
  • 1/4 cup chopped cilantro
  • Lime wedges
  • Mexican hot sauce

Directions

  • Add chicken to a gallon size resealable bag. In a small bowl whisk together lime juice, olive oil, garlic, cumin chili powder, 1 tsp salt and 3/4 tsp pepper. Pour mixture over chicken in bag then seal bag while releasing an trapped air. Rub marinade over chicken. Transfer to refrigerator and allow to marinate at least 1 hour and up to 6 hours.
  • Preheat a grill over medium-high heat (it should come to 425 – 450 degrees). Remove chicken from marinade. Season lightly with salt and grill until chicken has cooked through (thickest center should register from 165), turning once halfway through grilling, about 4 – 5 minutes per side. Transfer to a plate, cover with foil and let rest 5 minutes.
  • Dice grilled chicken into cubes. Layer together two tortillas per taco then add an avocado slice, diced chicken, onions and cilantro. Serve warm, spritzing each taco with lime juice and drizzling with hot sauce.
  • *If you don’t want to double up on the tortillas you’ll only need about 12.
By Kristina Mancino

Garlic Mushroom Quinoa

Prep Time              Cook Time              Total Time    

   10 min                    25 mins                    35 min                         

 

Ingredients

  • 1 cup quinoa
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 pound cremini mushrooms, thinly sliced
  • 5 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 2 tablespoons grated Parmesan

Instructions

  1. In a large saucepan of 2 cups water, cook quinoa according to package instructions; set aside.
  2. Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium high heat. Add mushrooms, garlic and thyme, and cook, stirring occasionally, until tender, about 3-4 minutes; season with salt and pepper, to taste. Stir in quinoa until well combined.
  3. Serve immediately, garnished with Parmesan, if desired.

Asian Crab and Avocado Spiralized Cucumber Salad

(Gluten Free & Paleo)

Prep Time:         Total Time:

10 Mins                   10 mins

Ingredients

  • 2 cucumber (peeled if desired)
  • 6.5oz wild caught lumb crab meat (fresh or canned)
  • 2 tbsp chopped cilantro
  • 1 tsp dried red pepper (flakes)
  • 1/2 tsp minced garlic
  • 2 -3 tsp sesame oil (divided)
  • 2 tsp rice vinegar (more dressing if desired)
  • splash of lime
  • 1/2 to 1 whole avocado (sliced or chopped)
  • 1 large plum
  • sesame seeds (optional)
  • sea salt / black pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. Wash and dry your veggies/fruit. Next spiralize your cucumber or slice julienne style. Peel first if desired. Pat dry your cucumber spirals so they are oversaturated with water. Add spiralized cucumber to a bowl then mix in 1 tsp or more of sesame oil and rice vinegar.
  2. In another small bowl, combine your crab meat, cilantro, pepper, garlic, vinegar, and 1 tsp sesame oil. Mix and add some fresh ground pepper if desired.
  3. Slice up your plum and avocado.
  4. Arrange all your ingredients in a large salad bowl or two small salad bowls. Season with salt/pepper and splash of lime.
  5. Garnish with sesame seeds.

 

(by Kristina Mancino)