Pork Tacos with Corn-Jicama Salsa and Guacamole

Avocado is a source of healthful monounsaturated fat. Crunchy vegetables, fresh herbs, and lime juice boost the flavor of canned beans.


4 servings (serving size: 2 tacos)

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Cooking Light

Nutritional Information

Calories 361
Caloriesfromfat 29 %
Fat 11.6 g
Satfat 2.5 g
Monofat 5.8 g
Polyfat 1.9 g
Protein 29.8 g
Carbohydrate 38.9 g
Fiber 8.2 g
Cholesterol 74 mg
Iron 3.5 mg
Sodium 790 mg
Calcium 127 mg


1/2 cup fresh corn kernels
1/2 cup finely diced peeled jicama
1/2 cup canned black beans, rinsed and drained
2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup cubed peeled avocado
1 1/2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup finely chopped seeded tomato
2 teaspoons chili powder
1 teaspoon dried oregano
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 pound pork tenderloin, cut into 2 x 1/8-inch strips
Cooking spray
8 (6-inch) corn tortillas


1. To prepare salsa, combine corn, jicama, black beans, cilantro, 1 tablespoon juice, 1/4 teaspoon cumin, and 1/4 teaspoon salt in a small bowl; toss gently to combine. Cover and chill.

2. To prepare guacamole, combine avocado, 1 1/2 tablespoons juice, and 1/4 teaspoon salt in a small bowl; mash with a fork until well blended. Stir in tomato. Place a sheet of plastic wrap directly on avocado mixture; set aside.

3. To prepare tacos, combine chili powder, oregano, 1 teaspoon cumin, and 1/4 teaspoon salt in a shallow dish. Add pork to spice mixture; toss to coat.

4. Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Coat pan with cooking spray. Add pork to pan; sauté 4 minutes or until done, turning occasionally. Remove pork from pan; keep warm.

5. Wipe pan clean with paper towels; recoat with cooking spray. Add 2 tortillas to pan; cook 30 seconds on each side or until soft. Remove from pan; keep warm. Repeat procedure with remaining tortillas and cooking spray.

6. Spread about 1 1/2 tablespoons guacamole onto each tortilla; top each tortilla with about 1/4 cup pork and about 2 tablespoons salsa. Fold tortillas in half.


Maureen Callahan,

June 2008
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