Last week I received a box of Grape-Nuts© products and had fun all weekend crafting up ideas with them, for both Gazing In and my other blog, Trail Cooking. (Grape-Nuts® is hosting a neat contest through the 19th if you are outdoorsy!)
I saw a recipe on their website for vegetarian tacos. Made with Grape-Nuts®. I kid not. OK, you know that meant I had to try it out. And see if it would actually work/taste good. Shockingly? It does. You’d never know it was Grape-Nuts® passing for “meat”. Hmmm…maybe I shouldn’t have mocked my Mom every time she bought a box of that hippy cereal when growing up? How was it nearly everyone’s Mom in the early 80′s always had a box on hand?
Anyhow, let the feast begin…..
- 1 Tbsp olive oil
- 1 large onion, diced
- 1 cup salsa, preferably chunky style
- 1 cup water
- ¼ cup lower sodium taco seasoning mix (store-bought organic or homemade)
- 2 cups Grape-nuts® cereal
- 8 soft taco sized flour tortillas, preferably whole grain
- Shredded lettuce
- 1 tomato, seed and chopped
- 1 lime, wedged
- Shredded cheese, dairy or vegan
- Sour cream, dairy or vegan
Heat a large skillet over medium, add and onion, sauté until tender. Stir in salsa, water and taco seasoning mix, bring to a boil over medium-high. Stir in Grape-Nuts, take off heat and cover. Let sit for 5 minutes, stir well.
Serve as filling for soft tacos, with toppings as desired. Squeeze fresh lime over the filling for a great taste.
Green Salsa Rice
- 2 cups vegetable broth
- ½ cup verde (green) salsa
- ¼ cup dried onion
- 1 cup long grain white rice
Bring broth, salsa and onion to boil in a medium saucepan, add rice, stir well.
Return to boil, turn down to medium-low, cook covered for 15 minutes. Turn off heat, let sit for 5 minutes, then fluff and serve.
FTC Disclaimer: I received product samples.