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Healthy Recipe: Avocado Tacos

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ID-1007932Recipe Summary:

Preparation Time:  30 minutes

Number of Servings:  12

Cups of Fruits and Vegetables Per Person:  0.50

Ingredients:

  • 1 ripe avocado, peeled and seeded
  • 1 medium onion, julienne
  • 2 large green peppers, julienne
  • 2 large red peppers, julienne
  • 1 cup fresh cilantro, finely chopped
  • 1-1/2 cups fresh tomato salsa (see below)
  • 12 flour tortillas
  • Non-stick cooking spray
  • Fresh Tomato Salsa 
  • 1 cup diced tomatoes
  • 1/3 cup diced onions
  • 1/2 clove garlic, minced
  • 2 tsp cilantro
  • 1/3 tsp chopped jalapeño peppers
  • 1/2 tsp lime juice
  • Pinch of cumin

Directions

  • Prepare salsa as listed below. Spray skillet with cooking spray. Lightly sauté onion and green and red peppers. Cut avocado into 12 slices. Warm tortillas in oven and fill with peppers, onions, avocado slices and salsa. Fold tortillas and serve.
  •  Fresh Tomato Salsa 
  • Mix together all ingredients and refrigerate in advance.

Nutrition Facts

  • Avocado Tacos
  • Serving Size 1 taco
  • Amount Per Serving: 
    • Calories 270
      • Calories from Fat 80

  % Daily Value (DV)*

  • Total Fat 8g 12%
  • Saturated Fat 2g 10%
  • Trans Fat 0g 0%
  • Cholesterol 0mg 0%
  • Sodium 480mg 19%
  • Total Carbohydrate 43g 14%
  • Dietary Fiber 5g 20%
  • Sugars 4g  
  • Protein 7g
  • Vitamin A 25%
  • Vitamin C 130%
  • Calcium 10%
  • Iron 15%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

Diabetic Exchange**

  • Fruit: 0
  • Vegetables: 1
  • Meat: 0
  • Milk: 0
  • Fat: 1
  • Carbs: 3
  • Other: 0

** Diabetic exchanges are calculated based on the American Diabetes Association Exchange System. This site rounds exchanges up or down to equal whole numbers. Therefore, partial exchanges are not included.

Source:

  • California Avocado Commission
  • Recipe from CDC Recipes: http://apps.nccd.cdc.gov/dnparecipe/recipesearch.aspx

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