Cabbage Avo Tacos & My Mom

My mom calls me all of the time telling me about her favorite lunch. And sometimes she has a small fit when she runs out of sprouted corn tortillas. I swear I hear about this lunch of hers at least once a week. 

A few months back, she and I worked hard to perfect my red cabbage arame salad! It's a genius recipe - tangy, earthy, nutty {no nuts} tasting with an asian flair. 

It's perfect by itself but my mom was claiming that if you add avocado, a warmed corn tortilla, sprouts and arugula, it becomes a fantastic lunch. 

So, I had to take a quick break on Saturday to visit for a quick hot tub session and lunch with my mom. 

I do have to say, it was hard to only have one taco! Thanks Mom! And also, thanks for the wonderful quinoa we devoured while watching the Oscars.

QUICK QUINOA SALAD

{I posted this photo on facebook and because everybody asked, I'm sharing my mom's directions with you}

1 cup quina {with all the ingredients} serves 4

Prepare the quinoa according to directions on the package.

You can put any veggies in the quinoa that you like!

I used the following:

cucumber
celery
parsley
onion
raw, white corn on the cob
add red bell pepper if you like it.
{I have added lightly steamed asparagus tips in the past}
homemade sun dried tomatoes
raisons
pecans
avocado
feta
 
Dressing is just lemon juice and olive oil..the amount depends on how much you have added in the salad.  
Salt to taste.

Enjoy!