Avocado Tacos, GF

Living in Texas, I am surrounded by Mexican cuisine, albeit not much of it is gluten free.  I do love all the spices that Mexican food has, so filling and it really hits the spot when you’re hungry.  That’s why I love finding gluten-free Mexican dinner recipes like this one for avocado tacos.

These are seriously good!  Perfect for a BBQ gathering or pool party this summer.  Best thing about leaving out the gluten?  You don’t get that sluggish feeling when you’re done eating.  The ingredients in this recipe are foods that are good for you and provide much-needed nutrients.  Avocados help reduce the risk of heart disease and they increase our absorption of carotenoid antioxidants.  Not to mention they are so delicious!  Cilantro helps your body remove heavy metals from your blood and organs, including mercury.  The essential oils in cilantro are good for your digestive tract because they produce enzymes that stimulate digestion through peristaltic motion.  Cilantro and avocados contain powerful anti-inflammatory capabilities that help people with arthritis.

So, this recipe is not only delicious and fun for summer nights with friends and family, it is healthful and will make you feel better!  Beat that hamburger on whole wheat!

 Ingredients

  • 3 avocados – peeled, pitted, and mashed
  • 1/4 cup onions, diced
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 12 (6 inch) corn tortillas
  • 1 bunch fresh cilantro leaves, finely chopped
  • jalapeno pepper sauce, to taste

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C).
  2. In a medium bowl, mix avocados, onions, and garlic salt.
  3. Arrange corn tortillas in a single layer on a large baking sheet, and place in the preheated oven 2 to 5 minutes, until heated through.
  4. Spread tortillas with the avocado mixture. Garnish with cilantro and sprinkle with jalapeno pepper sauce.

That’s the basic recipe.  The fun thing about Mexican food is that you can adapt it to make it your own.  There are so many different things you could add to this, like black beans, tomatoes, olives or corn.  Some people with celiac disease are also intolerant of corn, but most people with the disease can eat corn without worry because corn does not contain gluten.  Adding grilled shrimp is another way to make this dish even more mouth-watering!

 

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