Portobello Mushroom tacos with Salsa Verde – Forks over Knives
My husband and I are on the journey of eating a more whole food, plant based diet and I have to say we are enjoying it! There were doubts in the beginning, but we made gradual changes, which I highly recommend. Most people are not ready to jump in all at once into a big change, but gradual changes can often help us stay the course. Try starting with Meatless Mondays!
I am finding that it is easier to eat healthy foods than to find healthy foods. The stores are filled with items with suspect ingredients, restaurants have sparse healthy choices at best and it can even be hard to find recipes that are easy and “normal”. Many of the recipes I have found are pretty exotic, but with a shift in our culture towards eating more fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and legumes I expect the options to improve. Today’s recipe review is a winner and even my meat loving man really enjoyed it!
Respecting Copyright laws, I don’t publish full exact recipes unless I can find an online link or have permission from the source, so I have provided the pieces of information for you to pull the recipe together.
Salsa Verde – The recipe can be fond in the Forks Over Knives Cookbook. I have provided a link to a similar salsa below.
Top with lettuce, red onion or anything you see fit to use. We also used radishes and mix of shredded cabbage with red onion, cilantro and lime juice. It provided a nice zing and texture.
Tomatillo Salsa – Food and Wine. This recipe is similar to the one by Forks Over Knives. Try adding lime zest and using green onions in place of onion. Have fun with this recipes and play with the ingredients.
Time: 1 Hour marinade/ 10-15 minutes
Ease: Easy-moderate – This is really an easy recipe, but if you are unfamiliar with portobello mushrooms or tomatillos it could feel challenging. Just relax, follow the directions, and enjoy.
Review: As much as we are trying to reduce our meat consumption, my men folk aren’t quite on board for extreme reductions. This week my husband and son were going to be away from home and I planned this awesome dish for myself, but then the hubs came home. I gently informed him that I wasn’t changing the plan and he would like it. He loved it! The mushrooms made this feel like a more hearty dish and once we added all the other yummy stuff – don’t forget the salsa!!, the tacos felt like we had stepped into a restaurant for dinner. Did I mention the salsa? It is a must, it really rounds out the dish. The recipe calls for the salsa, lettuce and red onion to top the tacos, but we found adding the cabbage and radishes gave this dish more texture and flavor. I highly recommend this dish, it is delicious, easy, healthy, and WHPB (whole food, plant based). Be adventurous and let your meat eaters try it.
Tips: It is important to have good tools in your kitchen and two handy tools are a zester and good juicer. My juicer (known as a fruiter in our home) was my grandmothers and the difference is significant. Older tools like graters and juicers used thicker metal and real metal. I find my older tools at estate sales.
Forks Over Knives offers a cooking class that I would love to take and you may want to consider. I’d like to take it to be able to help others be more confident using grains, legumes, veggies, etc. and empower people to make health their habit, even in the kitchen. (I am not being paid or endorsed by Forks Over Knives, I just liked the recipe)
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