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Veggie Tacos

Veggie Tacos

You will need:

  • Cutting board
  • Oven mitts
  • Muffin pan
  • Small sharp knife
  • Measuring cups
  • Large heatproof spoon
  • Measuring spoons
  • Large Soupspoon
  • Medium non-stick skillet
  • Kitchen Scissors

This version of the popular Mexican snack is lower in fat and packed full of vitamins. Vary the heat with your choice of salsa. They also make fast lunches or suppers.

Preparation Time: 5 minutes
Cooking Time: 8 minutes


8 oz sliced fresh Mushrooms 250 g
1 tbsp olive oil 15 mL
1 cup pre-shredded carrot 250 mL
2/3 cup hot or medium salsa 150 mL
1/4 cup water 50 mL
8 taco shells 8
3-4 lettuce leaves 3-4

How To Make it:

  1. Place the pre-sliced mushrooms on a cutting board and cut slices crosswise into narrow strips. Put the oil in the skillet and place on stove or BBQ burner over medium-high heat. Add mushrooms and carrot; cook and stir constantly with large heatproof spoon for 3-4 minutes or until lightly browned. Reduce heat to medium and stir in salsa and water.
  2. Cover the skillet; lower heat to medium and cook about 4 –5 minutes or until vegetables are tender. Carefully remove lid with oven mitts, and continue to cook mixture a few minutes until excess liquid has evaporated and mixture is thick. Turn off heat.
  3. While mixture is cooking tear lettuce into bite size pieces or cut into strips with scissors.
  4. Using the scissors open the taco package; invert a muffin pan on the counter and place the shells in between the cups (this helps them stand up and easier to fill)
  5. Spoon about 3 tbsp (45 mL) filling into taco shells; top with lettuce and optional garnishes if you like.

Makes 8 tacos

Variations: Substitute salsa with corn and beans for regular salsa to add extra vitamins and fibre.