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Quinoa Tostadas with Avocado Cream Sauce

These Quinoa Tostadas with Avocado Cream Sauce are a delicious family meal, that even the pickiest kids will get excited about.
Course Main Course
Cuisine American, Gluten Free, Healthy
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 250kcal
Author Wendy Polisi

Ingredients

  • 1 cup cooked quinoa 1/3 cup dry
  • 1 cup cooked black beans drained and rinsed
  • 1/2 red onion sliced thin
  • 1/4 cup red wine vinegar
  • 6 corn tortillas
  • olive oil spray
  • 2 1/2 cups chopped romaine
  • 1 cup chopped cabbage
  • 1 red pepper seeded, diced and chopped
  • 3 plum tomatoes sliced
  • Avocado Cream
  • 1/2 cup cashew cream sour cream would work here too
  • 1/2 cup cilantro chopped
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • 4 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 avocado peeled, pitted and diced
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground chipotle chili pepper more or less to taste

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 450 degrees.
  • Combine sliced red onion and red wine vinegar and set aside. (This can be done up to a day ahead of time and kept in the refrigerator.)
  • Spread tortillas on a baking sheet in a single layer. Spray with olive oil on each side. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes, or until crisp.
  • In a large bowl combine quinoa and black beans. Toss with 1/4 cup of avocado sauce. (Tip – this should be done the day of serving or the mixture will become a little soggy – I learned this from experience….)
  • In a separate bowl, combine romaine, chopped cabbage and red pepper. Toss with red onions and vinegar.
  • Place quinoa mixture on warm tortillas. Top with lettuce mixture and tomato slices. Drizzle with more avocado sauce and serve.
  • For the avocado cream: Combine all ingredients in a high speed blender or food processor and process until smooth.

Notes

Nutritional information based on sour cream instead of cashew cream.

Nutrition

Calories: 250kcal | Carbohydrates: 34g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 9mg | Sodium: 233mg | Potassium: 604mg | Fiber: 8g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 2855IU | Vitamin C: 41.3mg | Calcium: 79mg | Iron: 2.1mg