Easy Vegan Taco Salad

I was thinking about another easy recipe to post and while I realize I just posted the taco pizza, this is one of my favorites. Mexican foods are so easy and satisfying as vegan meals! This recipe could easily be made into more of a nacho platter or a burrito but my favorite is definitely the salad. See what you think.

Taco Salad

Ingredients: Black beans ( about 1.5 cups soaked, rinsed, and cooked or 1 15 oz. can), Corn (1 cup- fresh or frozen), Diced Sweet Pepper ( about 1/2 cup-red, yellow, green, or mixed), Chopped red or yellow onion (about 1/2), Minced Garlic (2 cloves), coconut oil (just a dab), cumin, chili powder, ground coriander, cayenne pepper, lettuce, salsa, green onions

Start by sautéing the garlic in a large skillet with a very small amount of coconut oil. Once the garlic starts to become fragrant, add the onion. At the point the onion starts to brown, add 1/4 cup of water and your seasoning. Make your own combination of chili powder, cumin, coriander, and cayenne pepper to taste. Once the spices are in the pan with the garlic and onion, add the bell pepper. Continue cooking for about 3-4 minutes then add the corn and black beans. Turn the heat down and simmer for about 10 minutes on a very low heat just to let all the flavors meld together. That is pretty much it!

Now you can take this mixture and put it on a bed of lettuce, add the chopped green onions, and top with some salsa. I sometimes add tortilla chips for crunch. You could easily put this on top of chips for a nice plate of nachos. I made this for the Super Bowl! You could also wrap it up in piece of lettuce or a wrap of any kind for a nice burrito. Maybe add some rice for a more filling burrito. My husband always tops it with some hot sauce, I like it without. I also really like to use homemade pineapple salsa. Try adding tomatoes, avocado, or guacamole. How about the salad for dinner and a wrap for lunch? Two meals in 20 minutes? Not bad.

Make it your own and enjoy!

Super quick, VERY inexpensive, and delicious!

Feed your body, fuel your life!

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