Taco salad picnic buffet

Yield: 4 servings

Measure Ingredient
1 large Carrot; cut into pieces
1 small Onion; quartered
1 tablespoon Extra-virgin olive oil
2 larges Garlic cloves; minced
1 teaspoon Chili powder
1 teaspoon Ground cumin
1 teaspoon Ground coriander
¼ teaspoon Dried oregano; crumbled
1⅔ cup Cooked black beans; drained
\N \N (or 15-oz. can)
1⅔ cup Cooked red kidney beans; drained
\N \N (or 15-oz. can)
14½ ounce Canned Mexican-style stewed tomatoes
\N \N Low-fat tortilla chips
\N \N Coarsely shredded lettuce
\N \N Thinly sliced celery
\N \N Chopped fresh broccoli
\N \N Chopped fresh cauliflower
\N \N Diced tomatoes
\N \N Diced red onions
\N \N Thinly sliced green onions
\N \N Chopped ripe olives
\N \N Salsa
\N \N Green Onion Guacamole
\N \N (See separate recipe)


Makes 4 servings

Arrange chips and toppings on the table and let everyone choose their own.

The combination of hot, cooked chili and cold, crunchy vegetables heightens the appeal of this salad.

Place the carrot in a food processor and process until coarsely chopped.

Add onion and continue to process until vegetables are finely chopped.

Heat oil in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Add carrot mixture and cook, stirring often, until mixture is slightly tender, about 3 to 4 minutes. Add garlic and cook, stirring, 1 minute. Add chili powder, cumin, coriander and oregano and stir until well combined.

Puree stewed tomatoes in a blender or food processor. Add to pan with beans and stir to combine. Bring to a boil and stir. Reduce heat, cover and simmer 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.

To assemble salads, have guests line soup-size bowls with tortilla chips and spoon on hot bean chili, then select desired toppings.

Variation: Instead of the combination here, you can substitute your favorite chili.

Per serving: 244 Calories (kcal); 5g Total Fat; (16% calories from fat); 14g Protein; 39g Carbohydrate; 0mg Cholesterol; 17mg Sodium Food Exchanges: 2 Grain(Starch); 1 Lean Meat; 1 Vegetable; 0 Fruit; ½ Fat; 0 Other Carbohydrates

Recipe by: The No-Tofu Vegetarian Cookbook, page 166 Converted by MM_Buster v2.0n.

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