Veggie Tacos With Avocado Sauce

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What you'll need

  • 1 small cucumber, peeled, seeded, and diced
  • 1 large tomato, seeded and diced
  • 1/2 red bell pepper, seeded and diced
  • 1/2 cup cilantro leaves
  • 8 tablespoons avocado sauce (recipe below)
  • 4 low-fat flour tortillas
  • 8 medium leaves romaine lettuce
  • 4 tablespoons dried pumpkin seeds
  • 2 ounces reduced-fat Monterey jack cheese, grated
  • Fresh ground black pepper to taste
  • Cayenne pepper to taste
  • Avocado sauce:
    1 avocado
    1/4 cup white onion, diced
    1/2 cup 2% milk
    2 tablespoons reduced-fat sour cream
    juice of 1/2 lime
    1/2 cup cilantro leaves
    1/4 tsp salt
    1/8 teaspoon chili powder
    black pepper to taste

How to make it

  1. Make the avocado sauce: In a blender or mini-chopper, process the  avocado, white onion, milk, sour cream, lime juice, cilantro, salt, chili powder and pepper until smooth. Chill for an hour (or up to three days). 

  2. Place the diced cucumber, tomato, and red pepper in a small bowl with the cilantro leaves and toss well.

  3. Spread 2 tablespoons avocado sauce on each tortilla. Place 2 romaine leaves flat on the top of each tortilla. Divide the diced veggies evenly between the tortillas and top with the pumpkin seeds and grated cheese.

  4. Grind fresh pepper over the top and sprinkle with a touch of cayenne pepper to taste.

  5. Roll the tacos very tightly and serve.

Nutritional Information

Serving size: 2 tacos

Carb exchanges 4
Fat exchanges 5
Calories 575
Calories from fat 219
Total fat 25 g
     Saturated fat 7 g
     Trans fat 0 g
Cholesterol 22 mg
Sodium 780 mg
Total carbohydrate 66 g
     Dietary fiber 5 g
     Sugars 7 g
Protein 25 g

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