Salads

Tex Mex Quinoa Salad

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A deliciously healthy Tex Mex Quinoa salad with a healthy and light cilantro-lime vinaigrette.

1 and 1/2 cups cooked quinoa
1/2 tablespoon taco seasoning
5 cups (2 stalks) romaine lettuce
3/4 cup red onion
1 small green pepper
3/4 cup corn
3/4 cup black beans
1 cup cherry tomatoes
1 avocado
Queso Fresco, or Cotija cheese, for topping
Dressing
1 cup cilantro, remove stems to measure
3 tablespoons freshly squeezed lime juice
1/2 teaspoon lime zest
1 jalapeno, seeded (leave seeds in if desired)
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 and 1/2 tablespoons rice wine vinegar
1/2 tablespoon dijon mustard
1 teaspoon white sugar
Salt and pepper, to taste
I recommend cooking the quinoa in a chicken or vegetable broth for extra flavor. Once the quinoa is cooked (don't forget to rinse it really well before cooking), stir in the taco seasoning. Do this to your...
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Nutritions

Calories
3677

Sodium
1063mg
44% DV

Fat
155g
239% DV

Protein
84g
168% DV

Carbs
333g
113% DV

Fiber
72g
291% DV

Rich and fudgy, this easy Chocolate Zucchini Bread is the perfect cross between a chocolate pound cake, brownies, and a classic loaf of zucchini bread! It's moist and tender thanks to sour cream in the batter, and studded with miniature chocolate chips for even more decadent flavor. Serve a couple of slices of double chocolate zucchini bread for breakfast or brunch with a cup of coffee, for an afternoon snack with a glass of milk, or with a scoop of vanilla ice cream for a delicious dessert.

1 c sugar
1/2 c sour cream
1/2 c vegetable oil
1/3 c milk
2 eggs
2 t vanilla extract
2 c all purpose flour
1/2 c unsweetened cocoa powder
1 (½ t) baking powder
½ teaspoon baking soda
½ teaspoon kosher salt
1 c shredded zucchini ( patted dry )
12 slices
  • Preheat oven to 350° F. Grease a deep 8 ½ x 4 ½ -inch or a 9 x 5-inch loaf pan and set aside.
  • In a large bowl, whisk together sugar, sour cream, oil and milk. Whisk in eggs and...
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Nutritions

Calories
2644

Sodium
2217mg
92% DV

Fat
59g
92% DV

Protein
87g
175% DV

Carbs
458g
155% DV

Fiber
50g
202% DV