Lean Green Lettuce Tacos

Lean Green Lettuce Tacos Recipe
Photo: Beth Dreiling Hontzas; Styling: Buffy Hargett
Queso fresco is Spanish for "fresh cheese." It has a soft and crumbly texture (similar to feta) with mild flavor. You can find it in the dairy section of larger supermarkets.

Yield:

Makes 8 appetizer servings

Recipe from

Southern Living

Recipe Time

Prep: 15 Minutes
Cook: 11 Minutes

Nutritional Information

Calories 93
Caloriesfromfat 0.0 %
Fat 4.5 g
Satfat 1.3 g
Monofat 2.4 g
Polyfat 0.4 g
Protein 6.7 g
Carbohydrate 6.2 g
Fiber 1 g
Cholesterol 10 mg
Iron 1 mg
Sodium 227 mg
Calcium 14 mg

Ingredients

1 small zucchini, diced
1 small yellow squash, diced
1/2 pound extra-lean ground beef
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 (1.25-oz.) taco fresco seasoning
1 (8-oz.) can no-salt-added tomato sauce
2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
1 tablespoon lime juice
8 romaine lettuce leaves
Toppings: diced tomato, chopped fresh cilantro, chopped red onion, crumbled queso fresco*

Preparation

1. Sauté first 3 ingredients in hot oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat 5 to 6 minutes or until meat crumbles and is no longer pink. Stir in seasoning until blended; cook 1 minute.

2. Reduce heat to low; stir in tomato sauce, and cook, stirring often, 3 to 4 minutes or until thoroughly heated. Remove from heat, and stir in cilantro and lime juice.

3. Serve meat mixture in romaine lettuce leaves with desired toppings.

*2% reduced-fat shredded Cheddar or Monterey Jack cheese may be substituted.

Note: For testing purposes only, we used Nueva Cocina Taco Fresco Ground Beef Seasoning.

Note:

MyRecipes is working with Let's Move!, the Partnership for a Healthier America, and USDA's MyPlate to give anyone looking for healthier options access to a trove of recipes that will help them create healthy, tasty plates. For more information about creating a healthy plate, visit www.choosemyplate.gov.

Adapted from Nueva Cocina Web site,

September 2008
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