Egg and Cheese Breakfast Tacos with Homemade Salsa

Photo: Randy Mayor; Styling: Leigh Ann Ross

Fresh-made salsa tastes more vibrant than bottled, and you control the added sodium. The cheese and sour cream add salty notes to these tacos. Corn tortillas have a fraction of the sodium in flour ones, and they also contribute a pleasingly chewy texture. Round out breakfast with fresh mango slices.

Yield: 4 servings (serving size: 2 tacos)
Recipe from Cooking Light

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Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 334
  • Calories from fat: 36%
  • Fat: 13.3g
  • Saturated fat: 5.5g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 4.2g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 2.3g
  • Protein: 19g
  • Carbohydrate: 34g
  • Fiber: 6.5g
  • Cholesterol: 289mg
  • Iron: 2.9mg
  • Sodium: 407mg
  • Calcium: 201mg

Ingredients

  • 1 cup chopped tomato
  • 1/4 cup chopped red onion
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1 teaspoon minced jalapeño pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 4 teaspoons fresh lime juice, divided
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic, divided
  • 1 cup organic refried beans
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 tablespoon 1% low-fat milk
  • 6 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • Cooking spray
  • 1/4 cup chopped green onions
  • 8 (6-inch) corn tortillas
  • 1/2 cup (2 ounces) shredded Monterey Jack cheese with jalapeño peppers
  • 8 teaspoons reduced-fat sour cream

Preparation

  1. 1. Combine first 5 ingredients in a small bowl. Stir in 2 teaspoons juice and 1/2 teaspoon garlic. Combine beans, remaining 2 teaspoons juice, remaining 1/2 teaspoon garlic, and cumin in another bowl.
  2. 2. Combine milk and eggs in a medium bowl; stir with a whisk. Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Coat pan with cooking spray. Add green onions to pan; sauté 1 minute, stirring frequently. Stir in egg mixture; cook 3 minutes or until soft-scrambled, stirring constantly. Remove from heat.
  3. 3. Warm tortillas according to package directions. Spread 1 tablespoon bean mixture on each tortilla. Spoon about 2 tablespoons egg mixture down center of each tortilla. Top each serving with 1 tablespoon tomato mixture, 1 tablespoon cheese, and 1 teaspoon sour cream.
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