Veggie Tacos

Veggie Tacos is a Mexican main course. Watching your figure? This gluten free and lacto ovo vegetarian recipe has 560 calories, 22g of protein, and 38g of fat per serving. This recipe serves 2 and costs $2.13 per serving. If you have salt, chile, oregano leaves, and a few other ingredients on hand, you can make it. From preparation to the plate, this recipe takes around 45 minutes. This recipe is liked by 3292 foodies and cooks. It is brought to you by Simply Recipes. Overall, this recipe earns a super spoonacular score of 94%. If you like this recipe, take a look at these similar recipes: Veggie Tacos, Veggie Tacos, and Spring Veggie Tacos.

Servings: 2

 

Ingredients:

4 slices cheddar cheese

1 large fresh mild green chile (Anaheim or Hatch), seeds and stem discarded, chopped

1/2 fresh jalapeño chile pepper, seeds and stem discarded, minced (or more, if you desire more heat)

A few sprigs of fresh cilantro, chopped (okay to include the stems, if small)

4 corn tortillas

1/4 cup crumbled Mexican cotija cheese (a salty, crumbly cheese, you can substitute feta)

1 garlic clove, chopped

Pinch of ground cumin

Olive oil

1/2 medium onion, chopped

Pinch of ground oregano

Salt

1 cup of roughly chopped zucchini or summer squash (1-2 zucchini or squash, depending on the size)

1 small to medium tomato, chopped

Equipment:

frying pan

microwave

stove

spatula

paper towels

Cooking instruction summary:

1 Heat a tablespoon or two of oil in a large sauté pan on medium high heat. Add the zucchini, onions, garlic, green chiles, and jalapeño to the pan. Sprinkle with salt and cumin. Stir to coat the vegetables with the oil in the pan. Spread the veggies out in the pan and then stir only occasionally, until they are all lightly browned. Stir in the chopped tomatoes and oregano, lower the heat to low. Let gently cook for several minutes while you are preparing the tortillas.2 You are going to want to heat up the tortillas first, first to soften them, and then to melt the cheese. There are two basic ways of doing this. One way is on the stove top, preferably in a cast iron pan. Another way is to use the microwave. In both methods you will work in batches. (A third way is to use fresh homemade corn tortillas, which is a great option if you are set up for it.) 2a Preparing tortillas on the stove-top Heat a dollop of olive oil (or other vegetable oil) in a large cast iron frying pan, on medium high. Add a tortilla to the pan, moving it around a bit, and turning it over, so that it spreads around the oil. Let the tortilla heat until it develops little bubbles of air pockets. Then place a piece of cheese on one side of the tortilla, and use a metal spatula to fold the other side of the tortilla over the cheese. Heat until cheese is melted, then remove from pan. Note that if you have a big enough pan, you can have one tortilla folded over while you have another tortilla doing its initial heating. 2b Preparing tortillas in the microwave Place a paper towel (or half a paper towel) on the heating surface of your microwave. Spread out 2 tortillas on the paper towels. Cook on high heat for 20 seconds per tortilla, in the case of 2 tortillas, 40 seconds. The tortillas should develop air pockets. (Note that every microwave is a little different, and corn tortillas differ as well. So you may need to adjust the times for your particular setup.) Then place a slice of cheese on one side of each tortilla and fold the tortillas over the cheese. Cook for an additional 10 seconds per tortilla (20 seconds for 2 tortillas), or until the cheese is melted. 3 Open the tacos and spoon some of the cooked veggie filling into them. Sprinkle on chopped cilantro and crumbled cotija cheese. Serve immediately.

 

Step by step:


1. Heat a tablespoon or two of oil in a large sauté pan on medium high heat.

2. Add the zucchini, onions, garlic, green chiles, and jalapeño to the pan. Sprinkle with salt and cumin. Stir to coat the vegetables with the oil in the pan.

3. Spread the veggies out in the pan and then stir only occasionally, until they are all lightly browned. Stir in the chopped tomatoes and oregano, lower the heat to low.

4. Let gently cook for several minutes while you are preparing the tortillas.2 You are going to want to heat up the tortillas first, first to soften them, and then to melt the cheese. There are two basic ways of doing this. One way is on the stove top, preferably in a cast iron pan. Another way is to use the microwave. In both methods you will work in batches. (A third way is to use fresh homemade corn tortillas, which is a great option if you are set up for it.) 2a Preparing tortillas on the stove-top

5. Heat a dollop of olive oil (or other vegetable oil) in a large cast iron frying pan, on medium high.

6. Add a tortilla to the pan, moving it around a bit, and turning it over, so that it spreads around the oil.

7. Let the tortilla heat until it develops little bubbles of air pockets. Then place a piece of cheese on one side of the tortilla, and use a metal spatula to fold the other side of the tortilla over the cheese.

8. Heat until cheese is melted, then remove from pan. Note that if you have a big enough pan, you can have one tortilla folded over while you have another tortilla doing its initial heating. 2b Preparing tortillas in the microwave

9. Place a paper towel (or half a paper towel) on the heating surface of your microwave.

10. Spread out 2 tortillas on the paper towels. Cook on high heat for 20 seconds per tortilla, in the case of 2 tortillas, 40 seconds. The tortillas should develop air pockets. (Note that every microwave is a little different, and corn tortillas differ as well. So you may need to adjust the times for your particular setup.) Then place a slice of cheese on one side of each tortilla and fold the tortillas over the cheese. Cook for an additional 10 seconds per tortilla (20 seconds for 2 tortillas), or until the cheese is melted. 3 Open the tacos and spoon some of the cooked veggie filling into them. Sprinkle on chopped cilantro and crumbled cotija cheese.

11. Serve immediately.


Nutrition Information:

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409k Calories
16g Protein
24g Total Fat
34g Carbs
26% Health Score
Limit These
Calories
409k
20%

Fat
24g
37%

  Saturated Fat
11g
70%

Carbohydrates
34g
12%

  Sugar
7g
8%

Cholesterol
52mg
17%

Sodium
551mg
24%

Get Enough Of These
Protein
16g
33%

Vitamin C
69mg
85%

Phosphorus
463mg
46%

Calcium
411mg
41%

Vitamin A
1594IU
32%

Vitamin B6
0.62mg
31%

Vitamin B2
0.46mg
27%

Vitamin K
27µg
26%

Manganese
0.49mg
24%

Fiber
5g
23%

Magnesium
78mg
20%

Zinc
2mg
18%

Potassium
609mg
17%

Selenium
11µg
16%

Folate
55µg
14%

Vitamin E
2mg
13%

Vitamin B1
0.18mg
12%

Copper
0.23mg
11%

Iron
1mg
11%

Vitamin B3
2mg
11%

Vitamin B12
0.6µg
10%

Vitamin B5
0.65mg
7%

Vitamin D
0.28µg
2%

covered percent of daily need
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