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Photo: Becky Luigart-Stayner; Styling: Cindy Barr

White Bean and Spinach Tacos

To quickly warm tortillas, stack and wrap them in damp paper towels; microwave at HIGH for 25 seconds. Serve immediately.

Cooking Light SEPTEMBER 2013

  • Yield: Serves 4 (serving size: 3 tacos)

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 1 1/2 cups vertically sliced onion
  • 4 garlic cloves, chopped
  • 1 (15-ounce) can cannellini beans, rinsed and drained
  • 3/8 teaspoon kosher salt, divided
  • 8 cups bagged prewashed spinach (about 5 1/2 ounces)
  • 1 1/2 cups chopped tomato
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped onion
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
  • 1 sliced jalapeño pepper
  • 12 corn tortillas
  • 2 ounces queso fresco, crumbled (about 1/2 cup)

Preparation

1. Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add oil to pan; swirl to coat. Add sliced onion, and sauté 5 minutes or until lightly browned, stirring occasionally. Add garlic to pan; sauté 30 seconds. Stir in beans and 1/4 teaspoon salt; cook 1 minute. Add spinach to pan; cook 1 minute or until spinach wilts and beans are thoroughly heated.

2. Combine tomato, chopped onion, cilantro, lime juice, 1/8 teaspoon salt, and jalapeño in a small bowl. Warm tortillas according to package directions. Arrange 1/3 cup bean mixture in center of each tortilla. Top each taco with 3 tablespoons tomato mixture and about 1 tablespoon cheese.

Note:

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Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 337
  • Fat: 7.4g
  • Saturated fat: 1.5g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 3.1g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 2.3g
  • Protein: 13.3g
  • Carbohydrate: 58.6g
  • Fiber: 10.9g
  • Cholesterol: 5mg
  • Iron: 4.7mg
  • Sodium: 330mg
  • Calcium: 231mg
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